Back in February, LG announced a variety of newly updated L-Series smartphones, including the Optimus L3 II , Optimus L5 II and the L7 II. However, LG decided to stop there, and left the top-of-the-range Optimus L9 alone. That could be about to change though, as the Optimus L9 II has been leaked on unlockr.com by evleaks.
Following on from the lower-range models in the stylish L-Series, it looks as though the phone will get a power and spec boost. Apparently, the processor will become a 1GHz, dual-core Snadragon S4, a substantial change from the Texas Instruments OMAP chip powering the current model, while the RAM will likely stay the same at 1GB.
There’s good news on the camera front, as the 5 megapixel rear camera could be upgraded to 8 megapixels, while the front-facing video call lens could go from VGA to 1.3 megapixels. Internal memory is a lowly 4GB on the L9, but the sequel could increase this to 8GB. Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is listed as the operating system, which matches the L9.
The leak doesn’t provide any information on the screen, so we could be looking at another 4.7-inch LCD with a 960 x 540 pixel resolution. In the leaked image, it looks like LG will replace the hardware home button with a capacitive key, however what this will mean for the coloured LED notification system seen on other L-Series phones, we don’t know.
As for when we should expect the L9 II to be released, there’s no exact date supplied, other than it will be soon. Keep checking back for more details.