There’s a Twitter account that you should all be following known as @evleaks. We don’t know who this person is, but they often share photos of devices that have yet to be launched. Their latest leak is the LG Optimus L9 for T-Mobile. For those of you who don’t remember the L9, it was announced in late August, and it can best be thought of as a downgraded version of LG’s flagship device, the Optimus G. The L9 has a dual core 1 GHz processor, versus a quad core 1.5 GHz processor in the G. The L9 also has a 5 megapixel camera, whereas the G has a 13 megapixel camera or 8 megapixel camera, depending on the market. Everything else is pretty much the same. The huge battery, the 4.7 inch 720p display, and so on and so forth.
Now for the important questions: When will this thing be officially announced? We don’t know. How much will it cost? Again, we don’t know. Should you buy it? Without even touching it, we’re going to have to say no. The Samsung Galaxy S III has been out for a little over four months, which means it’s cheaper now then it was at launch. It has a better camera, better processor, it’s currently in the process of being upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and those are just a few of the reasons why you should get one of those instead of an L9.
Why are we so down on LG? It’s not because they don’t make amazing products. It’s just that the competition makes products that are just that extra bit more special. When you’re going to blow $600 on a smartphone or sign a two year contract with an operator, we want to make sure you get the best possible device on the market. Anything less would just be an insult.