Less than a week after an LG Optimus L9 with T-Mobile branding leaked out into the wilds of the Internet, the device has been made officially official. LG and T-Mobile announced the Optimus L9 this morning, revealing that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-powered handset will be launching this fall. No pricing details have been disclosed yet. However, we do have some spec details available for your perusal:
The LG Optimus L9 looks like another option for T-Mobile customers hunting for an Android smartphone with a large display. While there's no word yet on how much the Optimus L9 will cost once it hits T-Mobile's magenta shelves, a device with specs like a qHD display and 1GHz dual-core processor likely won't be too tough on a customer's wallet. The full Optimus L9 announcement from LG and T-Mobile can be found below.
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.
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About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative mobile phones, home entertainment products, home appliances, and air conditioning systems and energy solutions, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. LG Electronics is a 2012 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.
About T-Mobile USA:
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG (OTCQX: DTEGY). By the end of the second quarter of 2012, approximately 130 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.2 million by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS and additionally HSPA+ 21/HSPA+ 42. T-Mobile USA's innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile USA among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG. For further information on Deutsche Telekom, please visit http://www.telekom.de/investor-relations.