So, what are we looking at? Pretty much a smaller, slightly improved, QWERTY-enabled Galaxy S.
Under the hood, it’s powered by the same 1GHz Hummingbird CPU, with the same 16GB storage*, as well as the same Bluetooth 3.0 and WiFi 802.11n.
It’ll ship with Android 2.2 (that’s Froyo for those shy of numbers), which is rumoured to be available for the Galaxy S sometime in September, anyway, so no real difference there, either.
However, the upgrades include moving from 5MP to 8MP for the rear-facing camera, and from VGA to 1.3MP for the front-facing camera.
Upgrades are dandy, but, sadly, there is a downgrade, too: the Galaxy Q will have a smaller, 3 inch 720×480 S-AMOLED screen (compared to the glorious 4 inch 800×480 seen on the Galaxy S).
Looking at the measurements of the device (120mm x 68mm x 9.25mm), this probably means that it will be a candy bar form factor, with a small screen up the top, and a keyboard down below, à la their Omnia phones. This ties well with what the originators of the leak, Samsung Hub, said about the device being a competitor to BlackBerry.
So, now all we need is a photo, a price, availability, and a release date. You can bet I’ll make sure you get ’em, too.
*Some versions of the Galaxy S only come with 8GB, however.