LG extends its Optimus L line with the introduction of the LG Optimus L9
A redesigned virtual QWERTY is included as is a new language translation app. The former is called My Style Keyboard and lets you change the placement of keys for easier one handed typing. In landscape, the virtual QWERTY splits down the middle to make typing easier. The latter is called QTranslator which translates different sentences and phrases from 44 different languages into 64 native languages. Will there be an LG Optimus L 11?
LG does have a little problem now. Every time you see LG, you can't help but see Optimus G Lightening after the two letters. It could be that the leaks of the device forced the OEM's hand and led them to acknowledge the phone well before the game plan called for it. Will smartphone buyers go for something like the LG Optimus L9 with the manufacturer's beast waiting in the background?
Inheriting LG’s premium L-Style design philosophy, the Optimus L9 has a 9.1mm thin body with a slimming metallic streak and modern square style that offers a comfortable grip from its slim and stylish design.
The largest-in-class 4.7-inch IPS display of the Optimus L9 offers clear and true-to-life images with incredible detail for comfortable viewing experience. The high-density 2,150mAh SiO+ battery allows users to enjoy the various new UX features all day long with maximized performance while retaining its incredibly 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 ever-popular QMemoTM.
The QTranslator function instantly 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. Lastly, the Optimus L9 will also include the QMemoTM, 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.”
OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Chipset: 1GHz Dual-Core
Main Display: 4.7-inch IPS Display
Memory: 1GB DDR2 (RAM) / 4GB e-MMC
Camera: 5MP rear / VGA front
Battery: 2,150mAh SiO+
Size: 131.9 x 68.2 x 9.1mm / 125g
Others: DLNA, QMemo™, QTranslator function, My Style Keyboard function
LG introduces the LG Optimus L9 Fullscreen
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LG introduces the LG Optimus L9
15. PhoneLuver (Posts: 459; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)
Looks awesome! But as usual they shoot themselves in the foot by putting a 5MP camera at the back! I refuse to buy anything less than 8MP.
19. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1055; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Huh??? This phone has last,lasst years processor???
20. MeoCao (unregistered)
This is budget phone so expect the resolution to be disappointing.
2. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 336; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
the true HD ips display of LG straight away beats the super amoled hd display of samsung.the super amoled hd is overrated and has oversaturated colors.the image also gets blurred after zooming.see the link below:-
13. Mercenary (Posts: 60; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
Thanks for the link..even I don't really care about this difference but it's good to know this.
14. tiara6918 (Posts: 1103; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
The home button kinda reminds me of the 2012 samsung galaxy r
5. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
and given the fact that it's included in L-series, this should be a budget smartphone. Consumers wouldn't be confused what to buy between this and optimus G. If they want a slightly expensive yet beastly phone, then they would go with Optimus G. L9 is just an alternative for people who can't afford the optimus G.
It's a good way to capture bigger market. It's like Galaxy S and Galaxy Ace line. Galaxy S for high-end market and Galaxy Ace for mid-range and more affordable price.
8. J1919 (Posts: 29; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
Damn, LG are out for blood this rounds. This thing looks damn sexy. Lovin the icons as well, is it a new version of their UI?
And I know people comlain about LGs desings but really THIS is THEIR design. It stared with the Prada and i'm glad that it just evolves.
11. megaSUNNY (Posts: 47; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)
looks clean,simple and beautiful.i dont think this is high end.it looks mid range.5mp for 4.7"screen?
16. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)
i hope it doesnt have s**tty resolution!
17. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)
This design is so 2011.. Still Sony & HTC are the Kings interms of smartphone design & build quality..
18. kombinatonz (Posts: 25; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
Looks great! Lets see what apple gonna do about this. I still love my samsung