Last month we ran a story about the front-QWERTY keyboard Galaxy Q phone that Samsung reportedly plans to add to their Galaxy line. More specs have now leaked out about the likely BlackBerry competitor. 

The Samsung Galaxy Q will have:

  • 3-inch Super AMOLED screen (720x480)
  • 1 GHz Hummingbird processor 
  • 8MP camera with LED flash
  • 1.3 mp front-facing camera
  • QWERTY keyboard
  • Android 2.2
  • 16GB internal memory (Micro SD expandable to 32GB)

Since it is being touted as a BlackBerry competitor, it will most likely have the screen up top with the keyboard directly below. It sounds like a very intriguing phone, and it will be interesting to see how many BlackBerry users may be swayed by the Galaxy Q. [MobileCrunch]

 
There are 14 comments

shoman24v says:

3" screen?

davidnc says:

guess they making more screens ,since the downsized the screen size on that one :p lol

GuniGuGu says:

Don't buy it... not a 720x480 resolution... It's not a standard Android res and it'll screw up too many apps with stuff being cut off...

Also 3" in a candy bar format with keyboard?? thats gonna be a pretty long phone... If they make it vertical slider, then it could be really special though.

88 FLUX says:

It will more than likely be a landscape screen.

bkj216 says:

lol I was about to say "Hold up! They've already got a newer/better Galaxy phone out?"

I don't expect that to happen at least until....November-ish

Quickpwn blog says Epic 4G to be released on Aug. 20th. Tale back my Evo and wait for that? Hmmm... decisions

88 FLUX says:

Is Samsung now trying to do what Motorola couldn't? That being releasing a phone with the Q moniker to rival the BlackBerry line?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola_Q_Global

The Moto Q9h(Global)was a good phone.Too bad Moto never released the Q9 Napoleon.Seems like Samsung has fond memories of it's BlackJack series.Definitely a QWERTY Android market out there which doesn't like the current QWERTY sliders.Hard to argue a BB 9000-sized/styled Android device would be too big after the likes of the EVO and Droid X.

alexstone says:

I gotta say, I don't understand this phone either. Why do you want to compete with Blackberry's form factor? It's terrible. There's a reason we're all typing on glass and full-sized keyboards now.

Skyys says:

Yea but there's also a reason a LOT of people love the QWERTY kb on their blackberries.

weehooherod says:

720x480?!? Developers are going to be pissed off, why would Samsung want to add to Android's fragmentation!?

tippmann says:

Its sounds like a good phone till the res and screen size are shown

Lyanheart says:

My wife wants this. She likes my Galaxy S (Captivate), but isn't fond of touchscreens and also isn't crazy about any of the current Blackberries to replace her Pearl.