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LG Optimus L9 confirmed: Stylish and slim with Ice Cream Sandwich

LG has announced the latest smartphone to join its stylish Optimus ‘L’ range. Aimed at the mid-range market, features include a dual-core processor, Android Ice Cream Sandwich and a 4.7-inch creen.

LG made the announcement ahead of IFA, the global technology show taking place in Berlin this week. Just yesterday the company confirmed the LG Optimus G – the first phone to include a Qualcomm quad-core processor with 4G support. We’re expecting both these handsets to be on the LG stand, so we’ll bring you photos, videos and more information very soon.

LG Optimus L9

What are the LG Optimus L9’s main features?

At 9.1mm deep, the LG Optimus L7 is a slim phone, following the same rectangular design as the rest of the L-range, but with a specifications boost, including a bigger screen and dual-core processor.

  • Screen: 4.7-inch IPS Display
  • Processor: 1GHz dual-core
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: 4GB eMMC
  • Camera: 5-megapixel primary, VGA front facing
  • Battery: 2150 mAh
  • Dimensions: 131.9 x 68.2 x 9.1mm / 125g

LG’s integrated some interesting features into the OS. QTranslator is a language app, the on-board camera scans and recognises letters (a function called Optical Character Recognition), translating sentences and phrases from 44 languages to 64 languages. The My Style Keyboard adjusts to suit right, left or two handed typing and QMemo is a handwriting recognition app.

What operating system will the LG Optimus L9 run on?

It will launch on Android 4.0: Ice Cream Sandwich. LG hasn’t confirmed anything, but we’re expecting it to get an update to Jelly Bean at some point.

What are the alternatives?

The LG Optimus L9 sits above the Optimus L7 in LG’s range, but below the Optimus G. The screen size and dual-core processor look to rival the Sony Xperia SL or the HTC One S

How much will the LG Optimus L9 cost?

LG has not confirmed any news about pricing yet.

Where will the LG Optimus L9 be available?

The LG Optimus L9 is getting a ‘global debut’ so we expect it to be released internationally. 

When will the LG Optimus L9 launch?

Again, LG has yet to confirm the launch date. But we’ll update you with more information as soon as we get it.


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