LG Optimus L9 Arrives in India, Priced at $395/€305 Outright

The smartphone will soon be available via leading retailers

LG Optimus L9 is the best-featured smartphone in the L-Style series. Unveiled back in August, the handset hit shelves this month in various countries.

Overall, the Optimus L9 is a mid-range smartphone, which has just landed in India. UnleashThePhones reports the handset has been quietly introduced on LG India’s site, though the South Korean handset maker has yet to officially announce it.

According to LG India, the Optimus L9 will be available for purchase for Rs 22,000 off-contract, which is about $395/€305.

However, several Indian retailers already have the smartphone on “Coming Soon” for only Rs 19,990 ($360/€280) off-contract. Check it out here.

The Optimus L9 ships with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box, integrated with LG Optimus UI that packs a dedicate language translator and an overhauled “My Style” keyboard.

Unfortunately, there’s no telling if LG plans to deploy a Jelly Bean update to Optimus L9 devices, but the company is expected to come forward with an official statement in the following weeks.

On the inside, the Optimus L9 offers pretty decent specs, such as a dual-core processor clocked at 1 GHz, a PowerVR SGX540 graphics processing unit and 1GB of RAM.

The smartphone packs 4GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.

Another selling point of the Optimus L9 is the large 4.7-inch qHD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 540 x 960 pixels resolution and 16 million colors.

It also comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording, as well as a secondary VGA camera for video calls.

LG Optimus L9 offers a slew of connectivity options, including HSDPA (21Mbps) and HSUPA (5.76Mbps), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and built-in GPS. It is also worth mentioning that the phone is powered by a high-capacity 2150 mAh Li-Ion battery.

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