Android Phones

LG announces the Optimus L9 with 4.7 inch display and OCR capabilty

August 28, 2012 | by Natesh Sood

Android Phones, LG


Fresh off of announcing the LG Optimus G high-end Android smartphone, LG is ready to launch another device that will be a welcomed addition to the Optimus L-Series of mid-range Android handsets.  While the recently announced LG Optimus L9 offers some interesting and unique features, it will mostly fit the bill as a mid-range device.

To begin, the LG Optimus L9 is high on design and build quality as it sports a metallic finish with a 9.1mm thin frame.  In addition, it offers a 4.7 inch touch screen IPS display, Android 4.0, 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 5MP rear facing camera, VGA front facing camera, 4GB of on board memory, and a 2150 mAh battery.  While I would prefer it to contain a better processor and rear camera, it still has a sweet display with a strong battery.

The interesting software aspect of the LG Optimus L9 is the fact that it comes with a QTranslator app that relies on OCR technology to recognize words and phrases in 44 languages and can translate to 64 different languages.  In addition, it offers a customizable keyboard that can be changed on the fly to adopt a one-hand input approach.

Overall, the Optimus L9 sounds like an interesting device that could appeal to many if marketed at a low price.  Unfortunately, there is no word on pricing or availability at this time, but we will probably find out more information during IFA 2012.