The South Korean handset maker has apparently announced the LG Optimus L9 successor in Netherlands. However, the company has not revealed the pricing details of the device yet. A Dutch site that first reported the launch adds that the handset will go on sale in October.
The LG Optimus L9 II features a 4.7-inch True HD IPS display. The device is powered by 1.4GHz dual-core processor. It packs in a 2150mAh battery and also includes Infrared transmitter for Quick-Remote that enables a phone to function as a remote control. The LG Optimus L9 II's front panel does not house a physical button but includes three capacitive buttons beneath the screen for Back, Home and Settings.
There is no word on other details of the LG Optimus L9 II like camera, memory, RAM and type of chipset used. Earlier leaked specifications claimed that the Optimus L9 II will include 8GB of expandable storage and 1GB of RAM. The device was also speculated to sport an 8-megapixel rear camera with backside sensor illumination (BSI) feature and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The Optimus L9 II was rumoured to run on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
LG has been launching successors to the Optimus L series of mid-range smartphones for a while now, with the LG Optimus L3 II, LG Optimus L5 II and LG Optimus L7 II already official. With the launch of the LG Optimus L9 II, the transition to the second generation of L-series handsets is now complete.
Mobiles launched in August 2013
LG Optimus L9 II key specifications
- 4.7-inch True HD IPS display
- 1.4GHz dual-core processor
- 2150mAh battery
- Infrared transmitter for Quick-Remote