By Chuong Nguyen | July 27, 2010 12:28 AM
Early specs of Samsung’s Galaxy Q smartphone shows that the device could be classified as a miniaturized Epic 4G on Sprint, a Galaxy S variant. The device will sport a smaller frame, improved specs, and the same 1 GHz Hummingbird processor that combines the PowerVR GPU.
On paper, the Galaxy Q will have a sliding QWERTY keyboard in landscape orientation with a 3-inch 720 X 480 VGA-based screen that’s slightly smaller than the traditional WVGA 800 X 480 resolution found on the regular, larger bodied Galaxy S. Like the Galaxy S, the Q will also bear a Super AMOLED display that offers wide viewing angles, better performance under direct sunlight, and richer, more vibrant colors, though colors may appear over-saturated.
It is unclear if the odd screen resolution will impact software compatibility, though anything that’s designed for a regular VGA screen (640 X 480) should operate fine with a blackened bar for the excess space.
The device will also support the latest radios and sensors, including WiFi n support, Bluetooth 3.0, and support for 3G via HSDPA and HSUPA for both high speed upload and download speeds. Unfortunately, though, the tri-band 3G radio seems to limit the device to a foreign release and it is unclear whether a US variant will make it Stateside.
The Galaxy Q qill also support a higher resolution 8-megapixel camera with a 1.3-megapixel front camera for video calling, much like the Sprint HTC EVO 4G.