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.
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).
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.”
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