LG Introduces 4.7" Optimus L9 Smartphone: 1GHz, Android 4.0

LG's smartphone lineup just keeps growing. The company's latest is the L9, which is following the L7 from earlier in the year as it becomes the latest and greatest in the L series. It's packing a 4.7" IPS display, and the company is really pushing the built-in QTranslator and QMemo software additions.

The QTranslator function instantly translates not only words, but also entire sentences and phrases with a simple scan from nearly 44 foreign languages to 64 user languages. Using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, it recognizes letters upon scanning with the camera and utilizes electronic dictionary or online translation engine to translate words, sentences or phrases. The My Style Keypad function comfortably adjusts the key formation of the keypad according to whether the user is texting with one hand (right or left-handed) or two hands. Lastly, the Optimus L9 will also include the QMemo, allowing users to capture, memo and share their ideas with others using their fingertip or handwriting.

Other specifications include Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of DDR2 memory, a 5MP rear camera, VGA front webcam, a 2150mAh battery and DLNA streaming capabilities. There's no word on an exact price or release just yet, but it'll surely hit as the holiday season approaches.