LG Optimus L9 Leaked With T-Mobile Branding

While Sprint and AT&T in the U.S. may have gotten bragging rights to LG’s powerful flagship Optimus G smartphone, T-Mobile is ramping up with another LG device, but this time it’s a more mid-range number. The LG Optimus L9 has been spotted in leaked press photos with T-Mobile’s branding.

Images of the device’s front and rear were posted on Twitter by user¬†evleaks.

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The LG Optimus L9 will be released with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich when it debuts along with LG’s proprietary UI overlay. It will come with a more modest dual-core CPU–rather than the quad-core on the Optimus G–along side 1 GB of RAM and a capacious 2150 mAh battery. The phone has a 4.7-inch display with a qHD resolution, so it’s not quite an HD display.

Despite these modest specs, the Optimus L9 appears to be a powerful smartphone still in its class. Had it been released just a year ago, it would have been a flagship, top-tier smartphone and a very competitive offering. Most average consumers will probably find the trade-offs between price and performance to be worth it in getting a mid-range device. Power users may want to aim higher not just for sheer performance today, but because high-end devices have a better chance of being offered an upgrade path to the next version of Android once Google announces it.

It’s unclear when T-Mobile will announce the device. At this time, pricing and availability information is not yet known.

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