LG has announced that it will be unveiling the latest range of Optimus smartphones including the LG Optimus L9 that runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, at the IFA 2012 event, which takes place in Berlin, Germany. The phone will be bundled with the QTranslator software that translates text into 44 languages. Its keypad will be intuitive because it understands when a user is using two hands to type and when using one hand and reshapes itself accordingly. How cool is that !
LG Optimus L9 will ship with a 4.7 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen, a 1 GHz Dual core processor, 1 GB RAM and 4 GB internal memory. The 1Ghz power comes from a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Quad-core probably so that it does not drain the 2150 mAh battery very fast, not at least before the user gets to experience the strong points of the phone! The display supports 16 million colors. Connectivity is possible with download speeds of up to 21 Mbps using 3G networks. Wi-Fi support includes Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, and the device will also serve as a Wi-Fi Hotspot. It comes with Bluetooth, micro USB 2.0 and NFC support.
LG Optimus L9 will support MicroSDs with a capacity of up to 32 GB, ensuring that users have all the storage they need. The rear camera is 5 megapixels, which already is a standard for any serious title contender in the smartphone business. For now, it looks like the balance of hardware, style and software will make the device appealing to all consumer segments.
The front facing camera is a VGA model that will be suitable for video calling but not for taking pictures, that task is better left to the more capable rear cam. After taking the high resolution 2592 by 1944 pixel photos, users can geo-tag them and share them easily because it has a social network service integration built-in. Navigation is possible with A-GPS support, and extra non-Android apps can be installed as it also has a JAVA emulator.
The company has not given any hint on the pricing, but LG Optimus L9 is expected to race in the league of middle range smartphones of 2012, especially for its stylish design and weight to form factor ratio. It measures 131.9 by 68 by 9.1 mm and weighs 125g. The device now resembles the Galaxy S2 model from Samsung on the looks, but will beat it on the consumer interaction because of the custom apps and new Android OS. Another attractive app that comes with it is the QMemo, which is also available on other L type models from LG.