QWERTY sliders soldier on: new LG Optimus F3Q leaked for T-Mobile

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Last winter, LG was getting a large chunk of its 2013 lineup ready to show off, including the new Optimus F series. While far removed from being flagships, this family of mid-rangers was at least a little more capable than the Optimus L club, and the F phones supported 4G LTE communications. We haven’t paid the F3, F5, and F7 a whole lot of attention in the months that have followed, but today we find our thoughts back on this hardware as we see a leak of a supposed Optimus F3Q with hardware QWERTY keyboard.

Yup, despite fewer and fewer handsets in this form factor launching as time goes on, and the persistent threat that suddenly they could be gone for good, the hardware keyboard continues to live on.

We haven’t heard any hardware specs mentioned for this handset, but unless LG is just messing with us, we’d assume that this model takes a lot of inspiration from the original non-QWERTY F3. In that case, we might be looking at a four-inch WVGA display, 1.2GHz dual-core SoC, and a five-megapixel main camera. We’d love to believe that adds up to something really affordable, but we wouldn’t expect any crazy Moto G pricing or anything.

Reportedly, T-Mobile will be getting the Optimus F3Q once it finally launches.

Source: @evleaks (Twitter)

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!