T-Mobile Gets Mid-Range LG Optimus L9 'Droid, Nokia Lumia 810 WinPhone
October 8, 2012 4:55 PM
comment(s) - last by
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]
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: All I can say...
10/8/2012 6:05:26 PM
Either way, the Opti G looks like a monster phone. If I didnt just get a GS3 in july and a Galaxy Nexus 7 tablet just today I would get it, but I'm all tech'd out LOL.
"Can anyone tell me what MobileMe is supposed to do?... So why the f*** doesn't it do that?" -- Steve Jobs
AT&T Gets Nokia Lumia 920 as U.S. Exclusive, Plus Lumia 820
October 4, 2012, 1:37 PM
Deutsche Telecom to Partially Acquire, Merge MetroPCS w/ T-Mobile USA
October 3, 2012, 11:45 AM
Nokia Officially Announces 4.3" Lumia 820; 4.5" Lumia 920 w/PureView, Wireless Charging
September 5, 2012, 10:21 AM
4.7" LG Optimus G to Land Globally in Oct.-Nov.
August 28, 2012, 12:51 PM
Qualcomm Partners With Samsung for Chip Production
July 5, 2012, 1:33 PM
Samsung Reveals Metal Unibody Galaxy A5, A3 Smartphones
October 31, 2014, 9:27 AM
Amazon Exec on Fire Phone: “We didn’t get the price right”
October 31, 2014, 8:22 AM
Moto 360 to go "Champagne Gold" for $299, According to Amazon Listing
October 30, 2014, 3:24 PM
Call-capable Samsung Gear S Smartwatch Launches Nov 7 in U.S.
October 30, 2014, 12:45 PM
Lenovo Completes $2.91B Acquisition of Motorola
October 30, 2014, 11:57 AM
Samsung Electronics Q3 Profit Falls by 60%, Mobile Division Sees 74% Profit Decline
October 30, 2014, 10:10 AM
Most Popular Articles
Amid Theater Boycott Netflix Defiantly Plans New Movies, Plus 3 TV Shows for 2015
October 24, 2014, 7:30 PM
AT&T Defeats Purpose of New Apple SIM, Locks iPad Air 2 SIMs to Its Network
October 24, 2014, 2:17 PM
CVS, Rite Aid Kill Unofficial Apple Pay Support, Burn Google Wallet Users in the Process
October 25, 2014, 5:26 PM
1 Million Credit Card Activated on Apple Pay Within 72 Hours, Walmart CEO Hopes Visa "Suffers"
October 28, 2014, 8:17 AM
Microsoft's Figures Show Desktop Users Flocking to Windows 10 Preview
October 27, 2014, 11:04 AM
Latest Blog Posts
Costco Gives Employees Thanksgiving Off; Wal-Mart Leads "Black Thursday" Charge
Oct 29, 2014, 9:57 PM
"Bear Selfies" Fad Could Turn Deadly, Warn Nevada Wildlife Officials
Oct 28, 2014, 12:00 PM
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
Space Terrorism is a Looming Threat For the United States
Apr 23, 2014, 7:47 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information