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LG introduces new Android Qwerty slide phone

South Korea’s second largest consumer electronics company LG has made public the LG Optimus Q2 – their third Qwerty keyboard-based slider handset, in a thin body with a powerful processor.

Lucky Goldstar’s Optimus Q2 follows on from the Optimus Chat from earlier in the year, and the very first LG Android phone from 2009, in the LG InTouch Max GW620 - all of which share a vertical slide-out Qwerty keyboard and a touch screen.

The LG Optimus Q2 arrives with a 4-inch WVGA touch screen, with a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and a 5 megapixel camera.

This mobile phone has a weight of 147grams and a thickness of just 12.3mm, over 3mm thinner than existing devices – with the Chat coming in at 16mm thick and the original InTouch tipping up with a 15.9 mm form factor.

LG’s Optimus Q2 is accompanied by an IPS-grade display and one of the brightest screens seen in a mobile, with a 700 nit level of clarity.

The Optimus Q2 goes on sale soon in South Korea and as the successor to last year’s Q phone, which never made it to the UK shores but One Mobile Ring is hopeful the LG Optimus Q2 will do – judging by the success of the Optimus Chat.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.