LG loves L-style devices and is actively promoting them. But when it comes to the US, all the rules must change as local consumers have other needs, say, bigger screens, faster processors and fresher software, while the Asian users want dual SIM cards, TV support and so on. That’s why there are many manufacturers that have great phones but can’t enter the US market. LG seems not to be among them, at least, T-Mobile thinks so.
T-Mobile will be the first carrier in the US to offer the lately-announced LG Optimus L9 smartphone. It’s the latest addition to the L line, which already includes the Optimus L3, L5 and L9. As the naming implies, the LG Optimus L9 is the most powerful smartphone from this lineup, though overall, the lineup is not a powerful one because as LG thinks, the selling point of L handsets is their appearance.
Anyway, the US consumers are interested in the features as much as in the appearance. The LG Optimus L9 is packed with a 4.7-inch IPS display, a dual-core processor clocked at 1GHz and paired with 1GB DDR2 (RAM) / 4GB e-MMC, a 5MP camera, a 2,150mAh battery and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. All these goodies are wrapped in a 9.1mm body.
Other than that, the overseas variant was announced with several unique apps, which we think will be available on the US variant too. Among them is Quick Translator that is able to translate not only separate words but also whole sentences. It’s done from 44 to 64 languages. There are also Quick Memo and the My Style Keypad apps for detecting left or right handed use of the keyboard.