LG Optimus L9 Android Smartphone Announced in India

LG has today announced the launch of its brand new LG Optimus L9 Smartphone in India market, that is powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and is only 9.1 mm thick mobile device.


LG has already launched earlier this year Optimus L3, L5 and L7 series smartphones in India market and the new LG Optimus L9 smartphone is a quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 and 3G HSDPA network ready mobile phone and it features 4.7 inch IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen with 16 million colors, powered by NOVA technology.

The new NOVA display is available for the first time in the mobile phones, and is designed to be the brightest, clearest and most readable among mobile screens with 700 nits of brightness for optimal visibility.

With higher levels of brightness and pure white tones, NOVA display deliver true black and white colors for ideal handset viewing and NOVA technology featured on LG Optimus Black also enables users to maintain visibility whether indoors or outdoors under strong sunlight.

In addition the NOVA display technology on LG Optimus L9 smartphone also radically reduces power consumption by 50% during general indoor use compared to a conventional LCD and according to company a compatible AMOLED screen equipped smartphones might consumes twice as much power as NOVA to display a full white screen.

LG Optimus L9 weighs only 125g and offers sleek lines and smooth edges that improve handheld grip and its subtle back arch helps to create the illusion of even greater slimness than actual 9.1 mm.

The LG Optimus L9 smartphone also includes Accelerometer for auto screen rotation and proximity sensor for auto display off while on call. The smartphone also features LG’s regular backlit Android controls at the bottom of the display offering functions like menu, and back in addition to a dedicated home button and also has a regular 3.5mm audio out port on the top.

The Optimus L9 smartphone is powered by 1GHz dual-core processor and it comes with 1GB DDR2 internal storage (RAM) and has 4GB internal storage in addition to offering expandable memory of up to 32GB via microSD card slot.

Optimus L9 smartphone runs on Google Android 4.0 ICS version of OS with LG Optimus touchscreen UI that lets users directly access messages, emails and missed calls from the locked screen with just one single finger tap. The UX also features the QTranslator and My Style Keypad function along with the ever-popular QMemo. 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.

For data connectivity, the smartphone offers GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, 3G HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, WiFi 802.11b/g/N wireless LAN with DLNA, and WiFi Hotspot feature, Bluetooth + A2DP, microUSB port connection for wired connectivity and includes GPS with A-GPS functionality.

Handset features a VGA resolution front-facing camera for video calling in addition to main 5.0 megapixel autofocus rear-facing primary camera with 2592 x 1944 pixel still picture resolution with LED flash. The camera is also capable of video recording in 720p HD resolution at 30 fps.

Some other features of LG Optimus L9 includes 3.5 mm audio out port, internal speaker, FM Radio with RDS, support of Java MIDP 2.0, Audio and video media player supporting popular file types. It also offers Facebook and Twitter website integration and includes YouTube application with Flash support.

“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 of LG Optimus L9:

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with LG UI
  • 1GHz Dual-Core Processor
  • 4.7-inch IPS Touchscreen Display
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • 4GB e-MMC Internal Storage
  • 32GB Expandable storage via microSD card
  • 5 Megapixel auto-focus rear-view camera with video recording
  • VGA resolution front-facing camera for video chat
  • DLNA, QMemo, QTranslator function, My Style Keyboard function
  • 2,150mAh SiO+ Battery
  • Dim – 131.9 x 68.2 x 9.1mm
  • Weight – 125g

The LG Optimus L9 would come with powerful 2,150 mAh SiO+ battery but company has not yet revealed the price and availability of Optimus L9 as yet.

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