T-Mobile Gets Mid-Range LG Optimus L9 'Droid, Nokia Lumia 810 WinPhone
October 8, 2012 4:55 PM
T-Mobile USA's handset selection continues to be good, but not great
Fresh of its
with MetroPCS Corp. (
), Deutsche Telekom AG (
) subsidiary T-Mobile USA
a shiny new Android handset from LG Electronics Inc. (
Those hoping to get the
shiny Optimus G
on T-Mobile are in for a disappointment -- ol' pink is instead getting the L9, the second nicest model in the quintet of Androids announced earlier this year by LG (from lowest-end to highest-end: Optimus L3, L5, L7, L9, and G).
T-Mobile continues to trail the other carriers somewhat in Android handset selection.
The L9 has a "powerful" 1 GHz dual-core
28 nm Snapdragon 4
from Qualcomm, Inc. (
) (which ironically will likely be
produced on Samsung's Texas chip line
). While decent by mid-range standards, that chip will be a definite downgrade of the Optimus G's quad-core processor.
The LG Optimus L9
HSPA+ will be the communication technology of choice (versus LTE in the Optimus G). And the screen will be 4.5-inch qHD (960x540 pixel) (versus the
gorgeous 4.7-inch 1280x768 pixel HD unit
in the Optimus G). The camera drops from 13 megapixel in the "G" to 5 megapixel in the L9.
Both phones do feature the
Gorilla Glass 2
protective coating and "bright colors". And both come equipped with
Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich"
(with an 4.1 "
" update on the horizon).
T-Mobile USA says the new Android will be available in the "Fall" window.
was Nokia Oyj.'s (
) Lumia 810
Windows Phone 8
handset. While T-Mobile USA "exclusive", this unit appears to just be the HSPA+ variety of the
, which AT&T, Inc. (T) and other carriers
should be offering
Versus the premium Nokia Lumia 920, the Lumia 810 has swappable colored shells (cyan or black -- strangely no T-Mobile pink). The swappable shells support the
Qi wireless charging standard
The T-Mobile Lumia 810
The phone will be available "in the coming weeks".
T-Mobile USA [1, via TMONews]
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