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Hot on the heels of yesterday's announcement of the Optimus G, LG has just unveiled a new device called the Optimus L9. As a successor to the L3, L5, and L7, the L9 features a 4.7" display, 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage, and Android 4.0.

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While its specs are pretty middle-of-the-line, the L9 has a couple of tricks up its sleeve, like an app called QTransalor that LG claims can scan and translate up to 44 different languages. It also features a custom keypad that can switch between one-to-two handed texting with ease (presumably similar to ThumbKeyboard).

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One area where LG is being quiet, though, is pricing and availability - this device will be available sometime, somewhere, for some price... we're just not sure when/where/or for how much that will be. We just know it's coming.

LG EXTENDS L-SERIES WITH GLOBAL DEBUT OF OPTIMUS L9
Premium Optimus L9 to Offer Best of L-Style with Innovative UX

SEOUL, Aug. 29, 2012 – The LG Optimus L9 will continue the stylish L-Series lineup of smartphones with its global debut. Following the successful launches of the Optimus L3, Optimus L5, and Optimus L7 earlier this year, the Optimus L9 is anticipated to continue in the success of the L-Series emphasizing premium design heritage developed from LG’s design leadership.
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.”
Key Specifications:
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

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://cocainemonster.deviantart.com/ Fun With Drugs

    What are you supposed to do with 4gb of storage?

  • http://profiles.google.com/naval.m.gilles Naval Gilles

    4gb of storage? LG is like a crap version of samsung.

    • zarlwilliam

      that's what external storage(microSD) is for. it's a mid-range device.. get the optimus G if you need something higher end.

  • LewisSD

    For a low budget phone it sure looks sexy

  • http://www.facebook.com/stevebachman1 Steve Bachman

    Looks like a cheap, square, Galaxy S3

  • patapongirl

    Love that wallpaper. Does anyone know where to get it?

  • Raphaël Briand

    What's that skin? I didn't know LG had its own.

    • fixxmyhead

      its called optimus UI 3.0 thats LGs skin name

  • Dan

    Can we have a contest to see if anybody can create some uglier home screen icons?

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