The hottest mobile chip in town is Qualcomm's
blazing fast Snapdragon
processor, which LG has managed to catch and stuff inside its latest Android
, the Optimus Q. While the Chocolate had long begun showing its age, the Optimus Q brings to the table several modern amenities, including an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, touch-sensitive optical trackpad, accelerometer sensor for auto-rotation duties, 3GB of internal storage, up to 32GB of expandable storage via a microSD card slot, 5MP camera with autofocus and LED flash, and other odds and ends.
But let's not kid around, it's the Android/Snapdragon/QWERTY keyboard combo that's the real selling point here and gives LG
a fighting chance to thrust itself back into relevance among fierce competition from the likes of Samsung
, and of course HTC
, all of which have Snapdragon solutions of their own.
Right now the Optimus Q is selling for about $758 in South Korea. It's unclear when LG plans to fly the Snapdragon-powered handset over to the U.S. market and for how much, though when they do, we imagine will sell for considerably less.
Full spec sheet here