The LG Optimus L9 will continue the L-Series lineup of smartphones with its global debut. LG has announced that following the successful launches of the Optimus L3, Optimus L5, and Optimus L7 earlier this year, the Optimus L9 is expected to continue in the success of the L-Series emphasizing premium design heritage developed from LG’s design leadership.
Following LG’s premium L-Style design philosophy, the Optimus L9 has a 9.1mm thin body with a slim metallic streak and modern square style that offers a comfortable grip.
The next L-series smartphone unveiled
Featuring the largest-in-class 4.7-inch IPS display, the Optimus L9 offers clear and true-to-life images with detail for a comfortable viewing experience. The 2,150mAh SiO+ battery allows users to enjoy the various new UX features for long periods of time along with maximized performance while retaining its sleek design.
The Optimus L9 was also developed to be a smarter smartphone through LG’s differentiated UX features, such as the QTranslator and My Style Keypad function along with the popular QMemo.
The QTranslator function translates not only words, but also entire sentences and phrases with a simple scan from nearly 44 foreign languages to 64 user languages. Using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, it recognizes letters upon scanning with the camera and utilizes electronic dictionary or online translation engine to translate words, sentences or phrases.
The My Style Keypad function comfortably adjusts the key formation of the keypad according to whether the user is texting with one hand (right or left-handed) or two hands. The Optimus L9 will also include the QMemo, allowing users to capture, memo and share their ideas with others using their fingertip or handwriting.
“The Optimus L9 is a great smartphone that appeals to every consumer,” said Dr. Jongseok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. “LG will continue to offer differentiated value through the Optimus L9 and strengthen our position in the smartphone market.”
Highlighted features of the Optimus L9:
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- 4.7-inch IPS Display
- 1GHz Dual-Core processor
- 5MP rear camera along with VGA front facing camera
- 4GB e-MMC with 1GB DDR2 RAM
- DLNA, QMemo, QTranslator function, My Style Keyboard function
- 2,150mAh SiO+ battery
- Dimensions are 131.9 x 68.2 x 9.1mm
- Weighs 125g
LG has recently unveiled its next generation quad-core smartphone called the Optimus G and speaking at the launch, Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company said, “We are confident that users will have a superior experience with everything that we’re offering in the Optimus G. Optimus G isn’t just another high-performance phone with the latest bells and whistles. It’s a collaboration of some of the best component makers on the planet coming together for a singular cause, to develop a smartphone that stands out in a sea of me-too devices.”
With these new handset announcements, LG looks to head to the top of the Android pack that is currently dominated by the likes of Samsung and HTC.