LG is still focused on other brands and products in the mobile market, even though the LG G2 has taken up a significant amount of time and energy, as LG tries to push the brand to 130 carriers worldwide.
This has not stopped the company from quickly releasing a mid-range smartphone just three weeks later, the LG L9 II. This was the phone mixed up with the LG Nexus 5 a while back, but we now have rumours saying Motorola will be the head of development for the next Nexus device.
The LG L9 II is decisively mid-range, with a 4.7-inch 720p IPS display, 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, on paper it looks like any other mid-range device on Android.
Other specs include an 8MP camera, microSD slot to get more storage, 2150mAh battery, IR blaster, Bluetooth, WiFi a/b/g/n, LTE and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, sitting on top will be LG’s custom skin and we may see some features from the LG G2.
It is a shame LG couldn’t grab 4.2.2 or 4.3 Jelly Bean for the LG L9 II, considering the former has been out for several months and the latter for a few weeks. They are both within reach for manufacturers who push for the best, as Samsung has shown.
LG has been light on revealing places and prices, although they did say the LG L9 II would be coming in October. We expect it to be free on contract and about $399 off contract, if it ever makes it to the US.