LG unveils the Optimus L9, differentiates it with OCR translator app

LG has been busy lately having only yesterday unveiled the Optimus G which will serve as their flagship device for the next little while. Another LG announcement has arrived though, and it brings the Optimus L9. Packing a 4.7-inch IPS display, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with 1GB DDR2 (RAM) / 4GB e-MMC and a high-density 2,150mAh battery as well as a 5MP shooter all wrapped in a 9.1mm thin body the Optimus L9 isn't a lot to write home about but LG has tossed in a few other goodies as well to help differentiate it.

A new app called Quick Translator that makes use of Optical Character Recognition is going to be included and will take not only words, but also entire sentences and phrases and translate them from nearly 44 foreign languages to 64 user languages. Other items such as Quick Memo and the My Style Keypad which can detect left or right handed use have been included as well. The only thing missing is a release date and region listing, we're guessing IFA 2012 might bring more.

  • I would say something but we all know what I am going to say...
  • LG better watch out...they are really starting to look like a certain fruity competitor.
  • Damn, look at that home button. Bad time to include that feature. This looks more like a Sammy than an Apple. Not the best idea.
  • Get rid of the f'ing home button. That is probably the only thing I hate with my S3. It's so unnecessary.
  • but yet so useful
  • +1 I'd die without it...lol LG device looks like a G2
  • Galaxy S2 copy, SUE SUE SUE ! Meh, why bother.
  • I highly approve of this phone.
  • Are we going to go through this with every device? Ok we get it... apple is going to sue them it looks too similar to the iphone. Oh and everyone hates the home button... It's rinse and repeat with these comments on every new phone that is revealed. -_-
  • I second that
  • I actually think the phone looks amazing.
  • It looks nice, but only 4Gb? Unless that has a micro SD card slot that rules it out for me.