After the successful launch of the Galaxy S Android smartphone, Samsung is all set to launch the Galaxy Q phone. On July 26, 2010, several blogs published leaked information about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Q phone. No leaked photos of the phone have surfaced as yet, but we don’t think it would be too long before that happens.
Compared to the Galaxy S, the Samsung Galaxy Q falls short in some areas and scores in others.
The phone is said to be a smaller version of the Galaxy S touchscreen phone, but unlike the Galaxy S, it comes with a QWERTY keyboard. The Samsung Galaxy Q is expected to appeal to heavy texters and email users who like the Galaxy S but would prefer a phone that has a QWERTY keyboard.
The Samsung Galaxy Q is also said to have an optical touchpad. While we know that a QWERTY keypad would be present, it is not clear if the phone will have a slider form factor or a candybar one. According to some of the blogs which leaked the specs, it would be the latter.
The Samsung Galaxy Q will sport a 3-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 720×480 pixels compared to the Galaxy S which has a 4-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.
The phone is expected to better the Galaxy S when it comes to the camera specs. Unlike the Galaxy S that has a 5-megapixel camera, the Galaxy Q will feature an 8-mega pixel camera and LED flash. The front camera’s resolution will be upgraded from a VGA one on the Galaxy S to 1.3 megapixels in the Galaxy Q.
The Samsung Galaxy Q weighs 3.8 ounces and has dimensions of 4.8 x 2.72 x 0.37 inches.
The phone is expected to be powered by a 1GHz Hummingbird CPU. 1 GHz seems to be the new standard for all smartphones in 2010. The Galaxy Q will be run by the latest the Google Android 2.2 Froyo operating system – another draw for Android fans.
As far as storage goes, the Samsung Q comes with 16 GB internal memory, expandable to 32GB via microSD card.
The phone will offer a talk-time of 7.5 hours and a stand-by time of 150 hours. Connectivity features include Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi b/g/n, A-GPS, micro USB and Mini HDMI.
It is believed that the Samsung Galaxy Q will be positioned against some of the Blackberry models. The basic specs (we do not think it is a big deal) make that a bit difficult, think some – but considering Blackberry phones usually have smaller screens, the smaller screen of the Galaxy Q should not be an issue, in comparison.