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LG announces the new Optimus L9: Dual-Core 1GHz CPU, 4.7-inch IPS display, QTranslator, Handwriting recognition

By Salman Ravoof on Thursday 30th of Aug 2012

LG announced its new Optimus L9 smartphone a day after it announced Optimus G. The Optimus L series of smartphones have been the budget oriented smartphones with a great emphasis on style and premium design to lure in the customers.  The Optimus L9 smartphone comes in at 9.1mm thickness with a stylish metallic streak, a dual-core 1GHz CPU, 4.7 inch IPS display, 5MP camera and a high density 2,150mAh SiO+ battery. It runs on Android 4.0  Ice Cream Sandwich.

Apart from its stylish offering, the L9 comes with a myriad of applications to help with translation, better keypad input and note-taking through handwriting recognition. The translator dubbed QTranslator promises to translate from 44 foreign languages to 64 other foreign languages using Optical Character Recognition (OCR). The new keypad allows users to customise the key placements in the keyboard for better one-handed input, though its yet to seen how this translate to in real world usage.

“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.”

There is no availability on the release date and price as of yet, LG promises to pan out a tiered release with gradual roll out starting September. Hit up the gallery below for more.



Source: LG Newsroom


LG Optimus L9 P765 Quick Specs

OS Android 4.0.4 (upgradable to 4.1.2 Jelly Bean) Processor Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
Touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen Display Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
Display 4.7" IPS-LCD Primary Camera 5 MP
Dimensions 131.9 mm x 68.2 mm x 9.1 mm Weight 125 g

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