After almost a week of persistent rumors about the T-Mobile branding for the LG Optimus L9, an official announcement has been finally released by T-Mobile and LG and all but confirmed that the Optimus L9 is indeed headed for T-Mobile this fall. This latest development is a reintroduction of some of sort for the extremely successful L-series Android smartphones. And for the US market, Optimus L9 will be hitting the 4G tracks with the T-Mobile branding.
The move is clearly in response to the current efforts by the company to establish a stronger presence within the mid-range segment of the US market. The Optimus L9 is a cross between the top tier smartphones by LG and the PRADA series. It boasts of a sleek design with a fine aluminum finish around the gadget. And with its 0.36mm thickness, smartphone users in the US will now have a practical choice for a sleek Android gadget that delivers a solid punch.
Tech buffs were treated with a stream of details of what we should expect from this T-Mobile branding for the LG Optimus L9 and with the confirmation by the concerned entities, we can now make a definite rundown of the key specs and features of the gadget that will soon hit the magenta shelves of T-Mobile. The design elements of the Optimus L9 that will carry the T-Mobile brand are similar to that of the other Optimus models under the L-series. And while the internals of this T-Mobile brand is not a jaw-dropper when compared to its top-tier siblings, it is still a pretty solid and capable gadget and a perfect option for those looking for a smartphone that offer value for their hard-earned dollars.
The super-slim Optimus L9 with T-Mobile branding will come rocking with a 4.5-inch HD display that boasts of a 960 x 540p resolution. The screen of the super-thin LG device is exceedingly tough and pretty accurate as it is protected by Gorilla Glass of Corning. On-screen note taking and drawing can be enabled through its Quick Memo application.
It will roll out with a 1.0 GHz dual-core processor under its hood and a 1GB RAM. It comes out of the box with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich preinstalled. Other key features of the LG gadget include a 5MP camera on the back side and this is paired by a 1.5 front-facing camera which is perfect for video chats as well as for self-portraits. The LG smartphone will offer sufficient talk time with its 2,150mAh battery.
Aside from the differentiation with the frequency switch, the Optimus L9 will also roll out preloaded with the Slacker Radio and provide for 5-device hotspots and WiFi Calling. There are no reports yet on the final in-store date as well as the price for the LG gadget, although most tech experts and market analysts agree that it will cost less than most of the small-sized smartphones of T-Mobile.