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  • LG Optimus L9 now avaible in India at Rs.22,000

    Announced earlier this year in August at IFA in Berlin, the mid-range Android smartphone from LG, the Optimus L9 has now made it's way into the Indian markets at a price of Rs.22,000.

    The LG Optimus L9 sports a 4.7-inch IPS display with 960 x 540 pixel resolution. Powered by a 1 GHz dual core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM, the Optimus L9 runs on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich with Optimus 3.0 UI on top.

    The new smartphone from LG comes with 4GB of internal storage which can be expanded by up to 32GB using a micro-SD card. For all you shutterbugs out there, the Optimus L9 offers you a 5 megapixel rear camera with led flash. On the front, there's a VGA camera which can be used for video calling.

    Quick Specifications and price:

    • 1GHz Dual Core processor; 1GB RAM
    • Android 4.0.4 ICS with Optimus 3.0 UI overlay
    • 4GB internal storage; Expansion by up-to 32GB using Micro-SD card slot
    • 4.7-inch IPS display, 960 x 540 pixel resolution
    • 5 MP primary camera, front VGA camera
    • MRP: Rs.22,000

    On the software front, the LG Optimus L9 includes some new features such as the QTranslator, which can translate an entire sentence to any of the 64 supported languages. The Phone makes use of the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, and thus is able to recognize words as it scans them with the camera. Then, it uses various electronic dictionaries to translate the given words or sentences.

    The L9's MyStyle keypad makes typing convenient for users as it can adjust itself when the user types through one hand or both the hands, by rearranging the keys accordingly.
    With the given specifications and price, the LG Optimus L9 will be competing against Samsung Galaxy S2, the newly launched HTC Desire SV and even the HTC Desire X.

    Globally, LG is facing the ire of users over it's pricing of LG Google Nexus 4. The users are fuming over rumors that LG may offer the Nexus 4 at double the price it currently sells for in the US, in the countries which do not support buying the phone on Google Play store.

    But the company itself is quite happy over the response it is receiving for it's latest upcoming Android Flagship device, the LG Optimus G.