Unveiled back in August, a few days ahead of IFA 2012 trade fair opening, LG Optimus L9 has just been confirmed at T-Mobile USA.According to the US-based carrier, the smartphone will be available for purchase sometime “this falls” for a price that will be disclosed closer to launch date.
Although it’s not among the most advanced Android phones launched by LG, the Optimus L9 offers a certain level of elegancy due its sleek and stylish design.
The smartphone is only 8.8mm thick and measures 131.9 x 68.2mm. It comes with a more than decent 4.7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 540 x 960 pixels resolution, and features Corning Gorilla Glass 2 coating for extra protection.
LG will be shipping the L9 with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box, which will be accompanied by a dual-core processor clocked at 1 GHz and 1GB of RAM.
The Optimus L9 is the most advanced device in the L-Style series and packs 4GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD card slot.
It also drains energy from a high-capacity 2150 mAh Li-Ion battery, which has yet to be rated by the manufacturer.
On the back, the device sports a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, while in the front there’s a secondary VGA front facing camera for video calls.
Software-wise, the Optimus L9 offers innovative apps and services, such as LG QuickMemo and Mobile Hotspot.
“The LG Optimus L9 gives our customers an amazing 4G experience packaged in a stylish design. And, 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,” said Brad Duea, senior vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA.