LG extends its Optimus L line with the introduction of the LG Optimus L9

LG extends its Optimus L line with the introduction of the LG Optimus L9
Those in charge of naming phones at Korean based LG must be creatures of habit. In announcing a new high-end model to its LG Optimus L line, the company might have named the device the LG Optimus L8 or even the LG Optimus L7 2. But in keeping with the  consecutive odd numbers of the line, LG introduced the LG Optimus L9. As you might expect, the device leapfrogs over the previous flagship of the line and is equipped with a 4.7 inch IPS display. Under the hood is a dual-core 1GHz processor with 1GB of RAM on board and a 5MP camera on back. A VGA shooter is on front. A 2150mAh battery keeps things humming and Android 4.0 is installed. No pricing or availability was disclosed.

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?

source: LG

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Optimus L9
  • Display 4.7" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor TI OMAP4430, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2150 mAh(11.5h 3G talk time)



1. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

looks really good

15. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 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: 2359; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Huh??? This phone has last,lasst years processor???

23. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

"looks" good, emphasis on looks

20. MeoCao unregistered

This is budget phone so expect the resolution to be disappointing.

2. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 553; Member since: Feb 23, 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:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF-Z3_f3WCE

13. Mercenary

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Thanks for the link..even I don't really care about this difference but it's good to know this.

3. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

Looks Galaxy S two-ey

7. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

cant agree with that!

12. Ray.S

Posts: 459; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

And that's a good thing!

14. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

The home button kinda reminds me of the 2012 samsung galaxy r

4. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I think it's a mid-range.

5. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

6. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

L series is clean n classy! really like it!

8. J1919

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 28, 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.

10. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

totally agree with you..

9. ˇಠ_ಠˇ

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Looks good but waiting for LG Optimus G.

11. megaSUNNY

Posts: 88; Member since: Jun 26, 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: Aug 26, 2011

i hope it doesnt have s**tty resolution!

17. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

This design is so 2011.. Still Sony & HTC are the Kings interms of smartphone design & build quality..

22. sadaivadai

Posts: 156; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I think you left Nokia ..

18. kombinatonz

Posts: 30; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Looks great! Lets see what apple gonna do about this. I still love my samsung

21. Samsomesh

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

its good phone for mid range sector..!

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