KOREAN PHONE MAKER LG has unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the Optimus L9, which has a 4.7in display and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The Optimus L9 shares the same design features as LG's other L series devices, featuring the same angular design and measuring 132x68x9.1mm.
Aside from its large screen the L9 has some fairly standard technology, featuring a 1GHz dual-core processor and the now standard 1GB of RAM.
The Optimus L9 also has a 5MP rear-facing camera and a VGA front-facing camera as well as 4GB of internal storage.
LG's latest handset also has a sizeable 2,150mAh battery that promises to last for at least a day's full use, even with the large Optimus L9 display.
"The Optimus L9 is a great smartphone that appeals to every consumer," said LG CEO Jongseok Park.
"LG will continue to offer differentiated value through the Optimus L9 and strengthen our position in the smartphone market."
Despite its consumer focus the Optimus L9 does feature some custom software that might be of interest to business users, specifically LG's custom built Qtranslator and Qmemo services.
The Qtranslator function lets users quickly translate sentences by scanning them with the Optimus L9 camera. The system functions using custom Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and can translate 44 foreign languages to 64 user languages.
The Qmemo feature is the same as seen on previous LG L series handsets and offers note taking features similar to that of the Samsung S Note, allowing users to write notes using their fingertips.
LG has yet to reveal the price or release date of the Optimus L9 and at the time of publishing had not responded to our request for clarification. µ
Pre-orders to begin on 9 September with release to follow on 16 September
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