Sep 19 AT 12:34 PM Edgar Cervantes 18 Comments

LG unveils the Optimus Q2, QWERTY slider with refreshed 1.2 GHz Tegra 2 processor


Want a QWERTY slider with decent specs? This just may be the device you’re looking for. Yesterday LG unveiled the brand new LG Optimus Q2. While those wanting high-end devices may overlook the LG Optimus series (mainly due to the fame; there are better Optimus devices now), this one is really looking like a great option and definitely deserves some consideration.

One feature that really stands out is the device’s Tegra 2 processor. This is no regular NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, though. This CPU is actually clocked at 1.2 GHz, something that’s not typical forĀ Tegra 2 devices. (They’re usually clocked at 1 GHz). This should definitely make the UI, as well as gaming, much smoother.

It's a refreshed part with faster memory, graphics and CPU--all working in concert to boost perf by 30%.Anonymous

The higher clock speeds are nice, but there seems to be a bit more than that to this Tegra 2 processor. As the anonymous source confirms, this is actually a newly introduced Tegra 2 processor that should perform better than past versions.

Aside from the processor, the Optimus Q2 comes with all the specs you can expect from devices these days. The Optimus Q2 sports Android 2.3 Gignerbread, a 4-inch WVGA display with IPS, a 5 MP rear-facing camera and a VGA front-facing camera. The device also features a bigger keyboard than its predecessor. That device was not only smaller (3.5-inch screen), but the keyboard also included a D-Pad that took up a large portion of they keyboard space.

This device may have some of you excited, but sadly, it won’t be available to most of us yet. The LG Optimus Q2 is scheduled for release next week… in South Korea. As for the rest of us, we’ll have to wait until the device comes to other parts of the world. We’d assume it will be coming to most major markets. Let’s just hope they don’t take too long. We all know how delays affect our expectations.

Overall it looks like a great device, and we surely hope the US (as well as everyone else) gets a taste of it. Would any of you like one of these? Can root users let us know how well devices perform when overclocked to 1.2 GHz? If you do happen to be in Korea, will you be getting this bad boy? Would anyone be willing to import it?

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LG Electronics, thin and lightweight QWERTY smartphone dual-core


LG Electronics the ease of use, further volunteer opening night performance design will showcase a full QWERTY smartphone.

LG Electronics LG from next weekend, to be released exclusively through yupeulreoseureul ‘Optimus Q2′ which caused a frenzy last year, a QWERTY smartphone ‘Optimus Q’ is the successor.

After changing the perception of a full QWERTY smartphone, and ease of follow-up model for the response from the spread of a highly reflecting consumer demand for the inconvenience of traditional QWERTY smartphone has greatly improved.

‘Optimus Q2′ 4-inch WVGA display with IPS-grade form of a horizontal slide, be doing a combination of the QWERTY keyboard, though, the entire thickness, 12.3mm, weight 147g thin and light.

In particular, compared to existing products thickness 2mm, weight 10g reduces the country’s thinnest, lightest and most of the same family for sale, more spacious keyboard layout is easier to enter.

1.2 gigahertz (GHz) dual-core processor, the brightest of the existing 700 smartphone knit (nit, luminance units) of the IPS display, gingerbread and the operating system to mount the high performance is achieved.

Also, apply touch-sensitive front panel buttons, highlight the clean, elegant design and black / white, two species will be released.

In addition, up to 22 times faster compared to Bluetooth to implement the ‘Wi-Fi Direct (Wi-Fi Direct)’ support, authentication and ease of content sharing between devices, 5.0 megapixel camera and video call front camera, was mounted only.

LG Electronics nayoungbae MC (Mobile Communications) is responsible for Korea, “one step further with a full QWERTY smartphone QWERTY chulsihae 20-30 hit the preferred customer focus,” said “as a distinctive design and performance of the predecessor, will lead the success story,” he emphasized.

Via: Engadget

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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  • ben dover

    It’s most likely the same chip, just overclocked to 1.2!
    I’ve been running my transformer at 1.4 for a while and have had no problems.

    • Edgar Cervantes

      How much of a difference can you see in processing? Is it significantly smoother/faster?

      • ben dover

        just a little. the 1ghz is already really smooth but the bump in speed just helps everything run real snappy. the app drawer is where I would see the most lag but now it’s smooth swiping through screens.

  • Dafuq

    Eu.. That phone is UGLYYYY

    • Slider of Top Gun

      LOOOOl android comes up with a slider, while the whole world and Apple got rid of this shidd.
      lol slider….

  • wwJOSHdo

    A dual core phone with a keyboard? Am I dreaming?

    • irving

      Mytouch 4g slide!

    • R.S

      Nah, you aren’t dreaming. Now if it were a 5th row QWERTY keyboard, then I’d say you were dreaming.

      The directional keys are a plus though!

  • Solrac924

    what a misleading article.
    “want a better phone with great specs? well too bad, this is for Koreans only”
    WTH?! FAIL!

    • Taylor Wimberly

      This particular model might be headed for Korea, but the faster 1.2 GHz Tegra 2 could appear in multiple devices slated for the US.

  • McLovin

    I’m always glad to see phones with a physical keyboard. For me that’s the only way to go.

  • long ball larry

    I don’t require a keyboard on my phone but I’m not opposed to one. It would be nice for key mapping on emulators. Trying to play an emulator with the on screen controller just sucks and I don’t want to always carry a game controller around with me. I may be the only one but I actually like LG phones. Their designs are great, they just need to work on their software and quality control. The keys on the keyboard, however, look a little too flat and smooth, but that might just be the photo.

    • LG BOY

      me too bro

  • Rashad

    That’s the phone I want! Why are good QWERTY Androids so rare?

  • encuestas remuneradas

    Nice looking phone; although I don’t think minor variances in weight and thickness are that important to the average user.

  • http://None CaribGrackle

    Not really into sliders/QWERTY phones right now, for me the future is all in the Touch, but that just my opinion.

  • themanwithsauce

    I’m aware I’m in the minority, even amongst power users, but a good physical keyboard can be a major deal maker for me. I have nothing against the pure touchscreen phones but I’ve been introduced to the wonderful world of remote accessing computers on an android phone. There is just something cool about being able to login to my school’s networks and remotely control a computer to execute programs or send emails and whatnot anywhere I get data. Of course since we run linux a physical keyboard makes all of this MUCH easier.

  • Meister_Li

    The Display Resolution is pretty disappointing, especially for a high-end IPS display, but the Rest looks pretty sweet. There need to be more high-end keyboard sliders!