LG is one of the companies that became successful courtesy of the mobile operating system developed by Google. Besides Samsung, which announced that over 30 million Galaxy S3 units were shipped world wide, LG also posted an interesting report for its L series, which aims at the entry-level segment, with LG Optimus L9 fitting in the middle-level segment.
The first LG Optimus L-series smartphones (L3, L5, and L7) were announced at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, in February this year. LG Optimus L5 and Optimus L7 are bringing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, while LG Optimus L3 was the cheap alternative, coming pre-loaded with Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
LG Optimus L9, the flagship of the L series range, was unveiled several months later, with dual-core processor, IPS display and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on board. Optimus L9 is the low-cost alternative of LG Optimus 4X HD a smartphone that was highly-appreciated by the public.
The L Series has entered in the carriers’ offers and the prices on contract dropped even further. That’s what probably generated shippings of 10 million L Series units. The smartphones belonging to the LG L Series line-up are sold on 50 global markets.
As I mentioned above, the LG Optimus L9 is the most powerful smartphone of the line-up packing a 4.7-inch IPS display, dual-core 1 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage expandable using the microSD card slot (up to 32 GB supported).
In terms of connectivity, LG Optimus L9 comes with 3G (up to 21 Mbps), WiFi b/g/n, WiFi direct, DLNA, microUSB, 3.5 mm jack, and GPS. It also features a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera and a 2,150 mAh battery.
The 9.1 mm thick smartphone weighs in 125 grams and leaves the factory gates with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on board.