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LG Optimus L9 hits Europe

The South Korean technology titan, LG, makes some great smartphones; in fact the recently announced Google Nexus 4 is made by Google in collaboration with LG.

The LG Optimus L9 is a pretty neat handset. Yes, it’s not the most powerful handset out there, but it does have some decent specs and the price point at which it is being sold at makes it a good buy. T-Mobile got the Optimus L9 on October 31st for a mere $80 on a new two-year contract.

The LG Optimus L9 comes with a 4.5 inch qHD display protected by Gorilla Glass 2, along with a 1GHz dual-core CPU, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, front-facing camera, HSPA+ (42Mbps), 1GB of RAM, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. There’s a 2,150 mAh battery in the battery compartment which should last at least for a day. Design wise, L9 is a sleek device and has a subtle mid-range punch.

After United States, LG has launched this mid-end smartphone in Europe. LG has been very slow at rolling out the Optimus L9 in Europe when compared to U.S. and Asia. Interested buyers from Germany can now buy the device for 299 EUR (converts roughly to US $384) on Amazon. For 299 Euros, you will be receiving an unlocked Optimus L9 from Amazon. Both, black and white versions are available. The pricing is pretty reasonable, but you can always wait a few days so that carriers start offering at a subsidized price, or even free.

After Germany, LG will soon bring this device to other European countries, including the U.K, and there’s no doubt it because the holiday season is fast approaching and LG surely doesn’t want to lose on the revenues that the holiday season can generate.

Again, the L9 boasts 4.5-inch qHD screen, dual-core processor clocked at 1GHz, 5-megapixel rear camera, VGA front-facing one, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, HSPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, 2,150 mAh battery and a microSD memory card slot. There’s nothing really groundbreaking about this device, and perhaps LG has cannibalized the Optimus L9’s sales by launching the Google Nexus 4 device which has far better specs than the Optimus L9, but starts at £239 SIM-free. LG has to price Optimus L9 competitively so that it proves to be decent mid-range phone. The L9 is apparently the most powerful handset in LG’s L-Style range. The LG Optimus L7 has been nothing but a huge disappointment, which the Optimus L3 is not that inspiring. There’s also something called Optimus L5, but nobody talks about it. Optimus L9 is indeed the best LG can do at the moment for its L series and all we can hope is that it doesn’t fail like other L cousins.

LG’s Optimus G is the most appealing device from LG per se. The device packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB of Ram, a beautiful 4.7-inch IPS+ display along with a 13-megapixel camera on board. Optimus G is one device that is worth the wait. What are your thoughts on this?

Via: Unwired View