LG announced recently the Optimus Q2, the thinnest QWERTY slider to date, and a name undoubtedly set to cause confusion when Google searching the device and LG financial results. The Optimus Q2 is an Android 2.3 Gingerbread device with a full, slide-out QWERTY keyboard. But unlike other QWERTY sliders, LG managed to shave a lot of size and weight from the form factor to build the Optimus Q2. At just 12.4mm thin, it’ll give you all the tactile typing goodness you want without the bulk in your skinny jeans.
LG’s venture into the skinny zone isn’t limited to this smartphone, however, as it plans to launch a 3D Android device at just 7.5mm thick. While it’s a cool feat of engineering, I’m not sure I’m digging this trend.
The Optimus Q2 will have a 4.5-inch capacitive touchscreen, a 5MP rear-facing camera, VGA front camera for video calls and stills, and a 1.2GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra processor to power the beast.
Unfortunately, it isn’t available in the U.S. just yet, as UnwiredView reports:
The new smartphone features a bright 4 inch WVGA IPS display, 1.2GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra processor, 5MP rear camera, and a VGA front-facing camera.
The Optimus Q2 will be launched next week in Korea via LG U+ (the country’s third largest mobile carrier). For the moment, there’s no word on the handset’s price, and neither on a possible release outside Korea.
Those with a strong desire and some initiative will find a way to secure it for themselves in the States, otherwise we’ll just have to drool from afar.