Sprint and Motorola have announced the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE, a phone whose highlights include a five-row QWERTY keyboard and a 4.3-inch ColorBoost display. The new generation Photon 4G can operate on the carrier’s 4G LTE network and brings Sprint ID for personalization options.
Besides offering one of the biggest screen sizes found on a QWERTY phone, the Photon Q runs on Android 4.0.4 and will be the first Sprint device to feature Smartactions. A rear-facing 8MP camera should more than take care of photo-capturing needs, while a 1.5GHz dual-core processor makes sure everything runs smoothly.
“Motorola Photon Q will be the first 4G LTE device with a QWERTY keyboard and world phone capabilities to join the Sprint line-up,” David Owens, vice president – Product Development, Sprint, asserted. “We want to make sure our 4G LTE handset portfolio has the full complement of choices for our customers. Adding a product with both a physical keyboard and world mode makes this a great addition to the Sprint family of devices. This is a dynamic smartphone that customers will really enjoy using and we are pleased to have Motorola as part of our 4G LTE device portfolio.”
Video can be captured at 1080p and directly uploaded to Google+. Meanwhile, a front-facing HD camera has also been included to facilitate other Google-oriented activities such as Hangout video chats. The Ice Cream Sandwich phone comes with Android Beam and allows HDMI connectivity to large screens.
The Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE price and release date will be made known within the next few weeks, going by official information.