myTouch By LG Devices Uncovered Through T-Mobile YouTube Videos

Sometimes smartphone leaks aren’t reliant on ninjas, sources or someone digging through Flickr to find a test image from an unannounced device. Sometimes it’s just about being in the right place at the right time and that’s what happened to last night to the folks from Androidguys who noticed a couple of YouTube videos were uploaded to the T-Mobile YouTube account for the upcoming myTouch by LG. That’s right, there is not one but two myTouch devices coming out before the end of the year.  These future myTouch devices will be called the “myTouch by LG” and the “myTouch Q by LG” and are expected to launch sometime in the first half of November.

The keyboard-less device is something we’re told resembles a rebranded Optimus Sol with a 3.8″ AMOLED display running LG’s Android overlay. The second myTouch device manufactured by LG will indeed have a four-row QWERTY keyboard and are both set to be mid-range myTouch devices. Those of you looking for dual-core power won’t be steered away from the upcoming Galaxy S II or HTC Ruby in lieu of these myTouch devices.

It’s likely that these devices are those referenced in the roadmap leaked back in June as the LG Maxx and Maxx Q. Maxx and Maxx Q are likely code names for the two upcoming myTouch by LG devices. Unfortunately but not unexpectedly T-Mobile has placed these YouTube videos on private so we’ll have to wait for some “in the wild” images to surface for a better look at both devices. Until then, are you happy to see T-Mobile expand the myTouch line to manufacturers other than HTC just as Verizon has done with their DROID line?

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  • Dstaylo2

    really? so tmobile is leaving htc and letting lg create the mytouch brand…who bring on the cheap products and even cheaper layouts. . Im tired of tmobile and there horrible mytouch line. 

    • Dstaylo2

      wow*

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Nobody said they are leaving LG, only that these products aren’t made by HTC and how does everyone feel about that. This is just like the DROID line for Verizon.

      • Dstaylo2

        I never said that they were leaving lg? I was saying tmobile was leaving htc as the primary maker of the mytouch line. 

        • Anonymous

          He probably meant HTC

      • Dstaylo2

        I never said that they were leaving lg? I was saying tmobile was leaving htc as the primary maker of the mytouch line. 

      • Dstaylo2

        I never said that they were leaving lg? I was saying tmobile was leaving htc as the primary maker of the mytouch line. 

      • Amdestined

        Isn’t DROID top of the line tho?

      • Amdestined

        Isn’t DROID top of the line tho?

        • Dstaylo2

          yeah it is…tmobile as usal gets the midrange or darn near bottom of the barrel when it comes to technology. 

        • Deon Davis

          Wow the things people say, T-mobile this has had some of the most up to date phones out! period! When the mytouch 4g dropped late last year it was the tope phone hardware wise on any carrier. The same goes with the g2x and htc sensation. There not perfect phones but tech wise there are up there with the best phones out now.

        • http://doughboydesigns.com Anonymous

          HTC Thunderbolt is top of the line but not in the Droid line and the Droid Incredible is mid-range. So the answer is no. Droid is not only top of the line for Verizon.

        • Anonymous

          Thunderbolt is not top of the line.  It’s top of last years line.

        • http://doughboydesigns.com Anonymous

          OK? It was delayed until this year because of Verizon 4g LTE deployment. Either way if it would’ve came out last year it would’ve been top of the line and wouldn’t have been a Droid. So it looks like with T-mobile they are taking the Verizon route with the myTouch line having multiple manufacturers for variety. 

        • Anonymous

          I agree.  The Thunderbolt was a top tier non-Droid.  I don’t think Droid is THE top of the line either.  

      • Lcg1519

        I’m not 100% sure of this, but doesn’t verizon use the droid line for top teir phones? The mytouch was midrange then it jumped to the top…this is a step back

      • Lcg1519

        I’m not 100% sure of this, but doesn’t verizon use the droid line for top teir phones? The mytouch was midrange then it jumped to the top…this is a step back

        • Anonymous

          MyTouch had better not be our top teir phones anymore.  Imagine if the G2x or Galaxy S II got branded MyTouch! X-O

      • Lcg1519

        I’m not 100% sure of this, but doesn’t verizon use the droid line for top teir phones? The mytouch was midrange then it jumped to the top…this is a step back

      • Bart Jones

        David remember when I tweeted u about this and commented about this in a post and sent u an email all about a month ago? It is rumored that HTC will no longer make the mytouch cuz they are more expensive

        • http://tmonews.com David

          I don’t remember that Tweet?!?! Did I respond or did I miss it? I would have totally responded to you. Email me, david@tmonews.com

        • http://tmonews.com David

          I don’t remember that Tweet?!?! Did I respond or did I miss it? I would have totally responded to you. Email me, david@tmonews.com

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Nobody said they are leaving LG, only that these products aren’t made by HTC and how does everyone feel about that. This is just like the DROID line for Verizon.

  • Lcg1519

    No to the mytouch going back to being a midrange phone. No to lg making a mytouch. No to the giant lg bezel! I don’t like any of this.

  • Amdestined

    Weakness is about all I can say to that. Somebody at T-Mobile’s marketing department needs tone fired.

  • Amdestined

    Weakness is about all I can say to that. Somebody at T-Mobile’s marketing department needs tone fired.

  • Amdestined

    Weakness is about all I can say to that. Somebody at T-Mobile’s marketing department needs tone fired.

    • Amdestined

      To be*

    • Amdestined

      To be*

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Matthews/100000189923615 James Matthews

    That’s nice.  So where is the news of new WP7 devices coming to T-Mobile???

    • Anonymous

      Be nice if we got the Focus S wouldn’t it?

    • Anonymous

      Be nice if we got the Focus S wouldn’t it?

  • Rob Reder

    The one thing I do like is the removal of the useless “Search” button that every Android phone continues to employ. 

    • Amdestined

      I personally love the search button.

    • Anonymous

      What’s wrong with the search button?

    • Anonymous

      I use the search button a lot

    • Reptar978

      The search is very useful!!

      • Reptar978

        Button*

    • Reptar978

      The search is very useful!!

  • Lcg1519

    Lg needs to prove they can make a reliable phone. after the g2x fiasco lg needs to prove themselves…I wouldn’t use the mytouch line for that.

  • Lcg1519

    Lg needs to prove they can make a reliable phone. after the g2x fiasco lg needs to prove themselves…I wouldn’t use the mytouch line for that.

  • Anonymous

    That thing is butt fugly.

    • Tortionist

      LOL, amen to that.

  • http://twitter.com/collinrupp Collin Rupp

    Where is the Genius Button? What is a MyTouch without a Genius Button?!

    • Anonymous

      A better phone.

  • Anonymous

    Its looks like T-mobile wanna scare away their customers, first G2x by lg, now this….

  • Android00

    Yuck

  • BigMixxx

    WHAT!

    So no more G series phones?  Now THIS can piss me off seriously….

    Look: MyTouch vs. Droid in name only, Droid win’s.  More recognition.
    G vs. Droid name, If the G series was pushed better….Better competition.  Sounds a bit more professional.  the investment in the brand just does not seem right.  

    Hopefully mytouch does become a mid tier to lower upper brand and the G series comes back with strength. 

    • Anonymous

      Our next G phone will probably be one bad azz Ice Cream Sandwich phone.  That’s a safe bet.  Hopefully not an LG tho!

      • BigMixxx

        I really don’t mind it being LG.  My G2x is fairly stable (rooted running weapon G2x 2.5).  it needs to be monster specs, similar to the g2x spec set, lots of memory, sexy phone.  I really like the G brand, thought there would be a big push…

  • Carpediem

    Mytouch 4g was supposed to be a “flagship” phone. Now becoming “midrange?” Bad move. LG has a LOT of trust to earn. I wouldn’t buy another one of their devices any time soon.

  • http://twitter.com/StevenGarone StevenGarone

    LG phones are plagued with problems.  Thumbs down, sir.

  • Anonymous

    After there handling of the already ignored and forgotten G2X, I will be staying away from LG.

    • moparshusband

      For real, I kinda regret buying my G2x. Good thing mine didn’t have the screen issue and the constant restart. Thank god there’s Miui.

  • Jmgtrumpetplayer

    The mytouch should stay with htc and only htc.

    • Aerofanbig

      HTC has been talking about buying an OS for themselves, if that happens the may not produce W7 or Android OS equipped phones any longer. This might be a sign of that happening

  • WhoAmI

    Pass on either of these if you’re into Netflix streaming via phone …

  • Junieruiz

    I will never buy a lg phone and I will never trust them that company aint nothin but a big liar I can’t believe t-mobile is still doing business with them after screwing us over with the G2X don’t get me wrong the G2X it’s a great phone with a very fast processor it had 1 of the best cameras out of any smartphone the 720 was perfect and the 1080 playing with barely no stutter between lg lies and then being sue almost 5 months later we finally get gingerbread the new update never fix the screen leaks and the worst part we didn’t even get the current gingerbread update with the worst camera ever and with no 720 or 1080 now that’s how you screw your customers

    • GinaDee

      I’m not happy with my LG G2x even after 2 replacements.

      I’m in an area with really good 4G signal but this phone keeps losing data service completely.  It’s not my SIM either (been replaced twice in 6 months).  Constantly has full bars of GSM only. 

      The phone’s radio just sucks as does its battery.

      My Samsung Vibrant and Galaxy S4G don’t have the problems above.  

  • Anonymous

    Pass not Lg lost my trust after the G2x. I just hope htc come with the G3(I like how this name sound G3) and help the G rise above the D ( Droid).

    • DetroitTechnoFan

      HTC will still have to come out with three more generations for me so I can get my new HTC and be feelin’ so fly with my G6!

      • Realcool2000

        Its gonna b called RealG sucka! :)

      • Realcool2000

        Its gonna b called RealG sucka! :)

        • sino8r

          Did you just time travel back from the 1990′s?

  • Craigers

    Yes it is nice to see them expand to other manufacturers. I’ve enjoyed my MyTouch3G and my MyTouch4G, both have been good phones and I enjoy android, especially the new update for my 4G. But this time I think I’m going for something different. If TMO doesn’t get the iPhone 5 I will probably move on. I’m not a Samsung fan so I won’t touch a galaxy anything. The Ruby might get my attention but I rather doubt it.

    • Realcool2000

      Just find a G2 and u will be happy…

    • Realcool2000

      Just find a G2 and u will be happy…

  • Anonymous

    Yo

  • Plankton

    Fools!.

    Iphone 5 to come to TMO. Late September or October announcement. ATT is pushing it. Trust me, I know how the peep think.

    David will jump for joy.

    I shall reward my loyal minions!!

    • CharlieSheen

      ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!

      TIGERBLOOD!

      • sino8r

        What a douche, just like your namesake

  • Sorto7

    Absolutely don’t like iPhone

  • Tortionist

    The phone looks kind of bland but who knows? If LG can do this right it could do well. It appears to me that LG is hit or miss on their phones. the G2x leaves a sour taste in most people’s mouths (figuratively speaking), yet the Optimus T and other LG phones are sorely underappreciated and marketed. This is much like the Motorola Defy. The Defy is a great phone, especially when rooted and ROMs flashed. It then runs as well as most high end phones. I have mine running at 1.2 GHZ. It’s also buttery smooth, running MIUI with Android 2.3.5 and Go Launcher ex. I also take it swimming occasionally, because I can. Not many people can say that. So, LG does have potential to do the right thing. We’ll see how this turns out.

    • Anonymous

      Nice.  I sure can’t say that lol

  • Tortionist

    The phone looks kind of bland but who knows? If LG can do this right it could do well. It appears to me that LG is hit or miss on their phones. the G2x leaves a sour taste in most people’s mouths (figuratively speaking), yet the Optimus T and other LG phones are sorely underappreciated and marketed. This is much like the Motorola Defy. The Defy is a great phone, especially when rooted and ROMs flashed. It then runs as well as most high end phones. I have mine running at 1.2 GHZ. It’s also buttery smooth, running MIUI with Android 2.3.5 and Go Launcher ex. I also take it swimming occasionally, because I can. Not many people can say that. So, LG does have potential to do the right thing. We’ll see how this turns out.

  • michael

    It looks like a g1..amirite?

    • DetroitTechnoFan

      More like a first generation Cliq!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t get it. T-Mobile took a leap of faith to entrust the high-end “G-series” to LG, and the bug-plagued G2x was the result. Now they’re handing off the MyTouch line to them as well? Hopefully this means future G-phones will be left exclusively to HTC. Any news on the G2 successor, a beast of a stock-Android phone with keyboard? Wasn’t there a G-infinity rumored to be in the pipeline?

    • Anonymous

      I agree. I think T-Mobile should stick with HTC and should have allowed Motorola to create a high-end G-Series phone. That of course would mean that disgusting MotoBlur (or whatever they’re calling it these days) won’t be present; instead it would be a Motorola G-Series stock-Android device. Sounds quite heavenly if you ask me.

      • sino8r

        Yeah with a locked bootloader and Motoblur… sounds great! They say those days are over but… we’ll see!

      • Zifnab2k

        Yea Motorola seems resistent to removing that horrible skin of theirs, but who knows now that Google has bought them out. As for HTC, I was a huge fan until this Sensation i’ve been holding since release. As I speak the thing is probably restarting, reloading the UI, or just generally crashing b/c Sense is crap. I guess for me the reality is anything that isn’t truely Vanilla (g2x didn’t qualify), is going to be garbage. I have yet to see a custom skin or UI that works right.

    • Anonymous

      I agree. I think T-Mobile should stick with HTC and should have allowed Motorola to create a high-end G-Series phone. That of course would mean that disgusting MotoBlur (or whatever they’re calling it these days) won’t be present; instead it would be a Motorola G-Series stock-Android device. Sounds quite heavenly if you ask me.

  • LGNO

    I will never buy another LG phone.  Never.  Seriously.  Never.

  • Aleale

    Tmobile needs to quit this mytouch line….they are all crappy phones. My g2 beats all these mytouch phones, They need to quit the mytouch line and replace it for the g series….better phones and it sounds cooler.oh… and Wheres that iphone tmobile?

    • Tjfinklea

      If.u asking for th I phone clearly ya g phone li.e up not killin too much… Had mt3g and mt4g and one of the be$t line of phone they have hands down..

  • Flacco

    I love my old MT3G and have now upgraded to a MT4G and loving it!!! I have owned HTC Devices for awhile now and have no complaints. so well see about the LG version. By Far the Mytouch line are the best line tmo carries. simply do to its features that other phones dont have. the G2x & Sense Lack a camera button. what good is to have a higher end cam on your phone if you cant have a button. the point of that is so i dont have to carry around a digital camera. just a lil inconvenient if you ask me. also the Front facing cam was a great idea. something the G2 lacks.

  • sino8r

    What a waste of a device…

    • Aleale

      it almost looks like a g1,,,,

      • Draylob

        That was my first thought too. 

  • sino8r

    What a waste of a device…

  • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

    dont know why LG works in US but in other countries, specially in asia, LG brand is regarded as low quality brand and much cheaper than samsung, sony, toshiba, sanyo products. LG phones, tv are very cheap in asia.

  • Grey2stay

    the only problem  with my  new mytouch4 is that i cant hear the dam thing ring..  if your sitting in the house its fine.. if you have it in a case on your belt & any noise at all   it it impossible to hear.. make a phone that the ring will scare the kids& dogs…… you can all ways turn it down   but i cant trurn it up … if i could afford to replace the dam thing i would… what a waate  how stupid are the designers to overlook a simple problem…

  • Dpro

    LG are crap, everybody got excited about the G2x and it turned out to have problems. I have an LG Optimus T that T Mobile gave me for free and for free its ok. I would never have paid money for it though. You know what LG’s name used to be here in the U.S. GOLDSTAR ya remember those crappy T.V.s and radios sold at Kmart and places like that, LG!
    Thank god I am not under contract with this thing. I am just waiting to see what happens in the next few weeks with phones before I decide. Till then the LG works barely. LOL

    • Anonymous

      Samsung Exhibit 4g all the way! Best android ive owned and ive had alot of phones. Its better then some of it’s higher priced competitors & it’s camera shoots better shots then higher end ones. So it’s not all abt the megapixels either.. Just thought id post if your getting a new Tmo phone :) Or anyone reading this considering…

  • Anonymous

    Greater one effforts to gain positions at top , you are right to do so and great work comes in great results  i think ok
     

  • Anonymous

    Thanx

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Nice.  I want to see what LG can do.  I see that they’ve just released info on a GS2 Killer Smartphone the LG LU6200 with a 4.5 inch display, 1.5Ghz Dual Core CPU, 1GB RAM, 1280 x 720 pixels, etc.  I won’t be getting these two Mytouch devices but I will be keeping my eye on LG and the LU6200.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Nice.  I want to see what LG can do.  I see that they’ve just released info on a GS2 Killer Smartphone the LG LU6200 with a 4.5 inch display, 1.5Ghz Dual Core CPU, 1GB RAM, 1280 x 720 pixels, etc.  I won’t be getting these two Mytouch devices but I will be keeping my eye on LG and the LU6200.

  • Zifnab2k

    After the g2x nightmare I suffered earlier this year, I wouldn’t buy an LG product if they gave it to me for a penny. Plus it has the lg skin? no doubt smothered with the tmobile addons. I suspect this phone, like the other LG phones, to be an endlessly buggy nightmare. Good luck to anyone foolish enough to buy LG.

  • Kloftshopping

    Where is the genius button?  Where are the physical buttons.  I have the MyTouch 3g slide and the MyTouch 4G and plan to get the MyTouch 4G slide soon.  I love the MyTouch phones.  Once thing that I like is that they all operate basically the same.  However the main thing is that the MyTouch phones are known for their genius button and it needs to have that if it is going to be a MyTouch.  Plus I like that you can look at the different MyTouch phones and tell the progression in the way they look in that each one gets a sleek change but you can still tell it is the part of the family.  Plus, once again,  where is the genius button?

  • http://twitter.com/portaltonowhere Cory

    It looks like they have listened though and have shrinked the size of the MyTouch logo…the only thing they forgot to do was fill up that space with a screen!

  • Ore

    Please, after the G2X, /t-Mobile should know that they should not get smart phones from LG

  • http://www.facebook.com/#!/HardyScentuousSoy chardy

    I think they should keep it with HTC. My wife has the MT4g, and it’s cool but I still prefer my Hd2 because of the windows. In a business sense, I can get a lot more done with it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/#!/HardyScentuousSoy chardy

    I think they should keep it with HTC. My wife has the MT4g, and it’s cool but I still prefer my Hd2 because of the windows. In a business sense, I can get a lot more done with it.

  • Techie Troy

    They don’t appear to have the touch pad button that I’d thought to be a key distinctive of the myTouch line. If its form factor is just like every other Android phone with no touch pad button (and no dedicated camera button), what’s the point of out being called myTouch?

    I guess I just really love my myTouch 4G, and those extra hardware features I mentioned are largely what I find sets the myTouch phone apart from the rest. I find them highly valuable, practical, and useful. I’d greatly miss them if I switched to a phone that didn’t have them.