T-Mobile and LG have announced the upcoming availability of the Optimus L9 smartphone. The handset has yet to be given a specific release date or price, however T-Mobile did state that it would deb available “this fall.” With that disappointing but not surprising bit out of the way, lets get into what we do know — the specs. The LG Optimus L9 will arrive running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and with a 4.5-inch display. What seems to be a key feature though, is the thickness. Or maybe more accurately in this case — the thinness. The LG Optimus L9 measures in at 0.36-inches. Touching back on the display, that will arrive as a 4.5-inch qHD with Corning Gorilla Glass 2. Other goodies will include a dual-core 1GHz processor, 2150 mAh battery, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, DLNA and a rear-facing 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and “true-to-life” 1080p HD video recording. Finally, as we have seen with other LG branded Android devices, the Optimus L9 will have goodies such as Voice Shutter which will allow you to snap a picture by saying “cheese” and QuickMemo which is a note-taking applications for text and image notes.
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LG And T-Mobile Announce Stylish, Powerful LG Optimus L9
Sleek LG Optimus L9 Features 4.5-inch qHD Display, Long-Lasting Battery for Extended Connectivity and Delivers Superior 4G Experiences and Value with the Power of T-Mobile’s Nationwide Network.
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — LG Electronics USA and T-Mobile USA, Inc., today announced that the stylish and powerful LG Optimus L9 smartphone will be available this fall.
Built with a sleek, stylish frame that is only 0.36-inches thin, and surrounded by premium metal trim to provide designer-level styling, the LG Optimus L9 is the latest in the style-focused L-Series of smartphones from LG. Following other popular L-Series phones, such as the Optimus L3, L5 and L7 that were released globally earlier this year, all L-Series phones are designed around five primary aesthetic elements: Modern Square Style for comfortable grip, Floating Mass Technology for a slimmer look, Seamless Layout for a more intuitive arrangement of keys, Harmonized Design Contrast utilizing metallic accents and Sensuous Slim Shape that naturally draws the user’s attention.
“The LG Optimus L9 gives our customers an amazing 4G experience packaged in a stylish design,” said Andrew Morrison, vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. “When coupled with T-Mobile’s Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan, T-Mobile customers have the freedom to live an always-connected lifestyle on our 4G network – whether that means watching videos, streaming music or searching the Web – without having to worry about overage charges or surprise bills.”
LG Optimus L9 features Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a gorgeous 4.5-inch qHD Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2 display for bright colors and clear text. LG Optimus L9 is equipped with a long-lasting 2,150 mAh battery so users can watch video, listen to music, explore the Internet or chat with friends and family for hours with just one charge.
“As the latest device in LG’s L-Series smartphones, LG Optimus L9 has been designed to fulfill users’ needs for a slim, stylish device that is comfortable to use,” said James Fishler, senior vice president of marketing and go-to-market operations, LG Electronics USA. “With LG Optimus L9, users can take advantage of premium smartphone features – a stunning display, a powerful processor and a long-lasting battery – in a sleek design.”
LG Optimus L9 also features LG QuickMemo™, a smartphone experience with powerful note-taking capabilities that lets users add commentary, notes and drawings to screenshots with a few swipes of a finger, then share them with friends and family via social media and email. LG Optimus L9 provides users with a five-megapixel camera and true-to-life 1080p HD video recording capability, so all of life’s important moments can be captured with clarity.
For spontaneous, photo-worthy events, the LG Optimus L9 lets users snap photos while simultaneously capturing video, so users don’t have to choose between picture-perfect stills and HD video. Users can also take advantage of voice-activated photos using “Voice Shutter” by simply saying “cheese” to snap a picture.
LG Optimus L9 features a suite of connectivity technology. Whether it’s streaming high definition movies over T-Mobile’s 4G network, sharing a data connection with up to five devices using LG Optimus L9 as a Portable Wi-Fi® Hotspot via T-Mobile’s Smartphone Mobile HotSpot feature with a qualifying rate plan, or making calls over a Wi-Fi network with T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi Calling feature, LG Optimus L9 has the wireless capabilities to keep users connected virtually wherever they are.
Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
4.5-inch qHD Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2 Display
T-Mobile Blazing-Fast Nationwide 4GNetwork
Sleek, Stylish Design and Slim Profile
Powerful 1 GHz Dual-Core Processor
5-megapixelCamera with LED Flash
True-to-Life 1080p HD Recording
Simultaneous Video/Photo Capture
Long-Lasting 2,150 mAh Battery
Wi-Fi® Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n/a
Wi-Fi Calling: Make calls via your Wi-Fi connection in areas with little to no coverage, such as a basement
T-Mobile Smartphone Mobile HotSpot: share a 4G data connection with up to five compatible wireless devices with a qualifying rate plan
Bluetooth® Version: 3.0 + HS
SmartShare: share media wirelessly to DLNA®-enabled devices
Slacker Radio: create personalized music, news, sports and comedy on the go
Video Player with Touch Lock, Dolby® Mobile,1 and Resume Play Function; Supports DivX®, WMV, MP4, 3GP, and 3G2 Formats
Music Player with Dolby Mobile; Supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, and WAV Formats
Rear-Facing Camera Resolutions up to 2592 x 1944 (default)
Voice Shutter: simply say “cheese” to take a picture
Shot Mode: choose from Normal, Panorama, and Continuous shot
Customizable Scene Mode, Brightness, ISO, White Balance, Color Effect, Silly Faces, Backgrounds, Timer, and Shutter Sound