LG Optimus L9 now official: big screen, massive battery and ICS

LG has launched a new smartphone called the Optimus L9. The handset is the fourth in the line up of L-series smartphones that include the Optimus L3, L5 and L7 which were unveiled earlier this year at Mobile World Congress.

The phone is only 9.1mm thick in what LG calls a “slimming metallic streak and modern square style that offers a comfortable grip from its slim and stylish design”.

In a nutshell, it looks like a bigger version of the LG Optimus L7 with a few added bells and whistles. It still sports a dual core system on chip clocked at 1GHz, has a 5-megapixel rear camera, a VGA front sensor and 4GB of onboard storage.

But LG swapped the screen for a 4.7in IPS display (which we suspect is a 1,280 x 720 pixels model), doubled the amount of system memory to 1GB, increased the battery capacity to 2,150mAh and added a few goodies like the QTranslator (which does OCR and translation on the fly), QMemo and the My Style Keypad function.

Dr. Jongseok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company, said “LG will continue to offer differentiated value through the Optimus L9 and strengthen our position in the smartphone market.”