LG Electronics Malaysia has today announced its partnership with Brightstar Malaysia as the national distributor of selected models of LG’s Optimus smartphones. Effective this month, three new LG Optimus smartphones – the LG Optimus G, Optimus L9 and the Optimus L5 II Dual – are now officially available at all smartphone retailers nationwide, with the promise of more devices to come in the future.
Article continues after the break, with more information regarding the three devices.
The three LG smartphones available this month each cater to a specific target market: the flagship Optimus G premium smartphone, the mid-range Optimus L9 as well as the entry-level dual-SIM Optimus L5 II Dual. Retailing between RM529 and RM1599, the new LG smartphones look set to be viable alternatives in the increasingly competitive Android smartphone market.
The flagship Optimus G smartphone, released late last year, was the first to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor which soon became the processor of choice for many of the flagship smartphones in the past year. The Optimus G is also the device blueprint behind the LG Nexus 4, Google’s most powerful smartphone yet. What makes the Optimus G more appealing, however, is that it has 4G LTE connectivity which supports our local 4G networks, as well as a larger 13MP camera. For more information about the LG Optimus G, check out our review of LG’s pride and glory.
In addition, LG also announced the availability of the Optimus L9, a sleek and slim smartphone from the L-Series family. Featuring a 4.7-inch qHD IPS display with Gorilla Glass 2, it is powered by a TI OMAP4430 1GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM. There’s only 4GB of flash storage inside, but the L9 supports up to 32GB microSD cards. In addition, the Optimus L9 also sports an 8MP rear camera – a rare feature for smartphones in its price range. Also, the 2150mAh battery is also slightly larger than that on the Optimus G. Unfortunately, the Optimus L9 is only running on the older Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – however, LG Malaysia has promised that an upgrade to Jelly Bean will be available in a month’s time.
Finally, the LG Optimus L5 II Dual is an affordable dual-SIM smartphone with a 4-inch, 480 x 800 IPS display. Powered by a Mediatek 1GHz single core processor and 512MB of RAM, the Optimus L5 II Dual also features a 5MP rear camera and 4GB of non-expandable storage. However, it sports a generous 1700mAh battery pack that should ensure pretty impressive battery life.
Both the LG Optimus G and Optimus L9 feature the Optimus UI 3.0, with plenty of advanced features such as QuickMemo and Safety Care. The Optimus L5 II Dual also has several of the features from the Optimus UI, such as QuickMemo. All three devices are now available nationwide, and will retail for RM1599 (Optimus G), RM899 (Optimus L9) and RM529 (Optimus L5 II Dual).
For more information about LG’s Optimus smartphones, head on to its official website here.