LG Optimus L9 II
Ever wonder what happened to the Optimus L9 II, the follow-up to last year’s LG Optimus L9? It’s still in the works, and it’s still coming out in the future, which can happen pretty soon according to new information pieced together by the guys at TechTastic.

What we have here is a photo of the Optimus L9 II itself, or at least half of it, as it rests on top of an LG laptop’s keyboard. Our biggest clue that it is indeed the Optimus L9 II and not some Chinese knockoff — not that there’s anything wrong with those — is that it has a sticker right above the display that says “L9II EU.” Also, based on results that recently appeared on the web site gfxbench.com, it looks like the phone is already fit for some action.

In case you’ve forgotten, the LG Optimus L9 is a 4.7-inch Android device that uses a 1GHz dual core Cortex A9 processor with a PowerVR SGX540 GPU. It come with 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, and just recently received its highly-awaited update to Android Jelly Bean. Now, its second iteration, which is expected to be called the Optimus L9 II — and rightly so — is now said to be very close to the original in terms of both hardware and software.

Based on what we know so far, some of the Optimus L9 II’s main features include the following:

  • 4.7-inch 720p HD IPS screen
  • 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

As for when exactly it’s supposed to come out, LG hasn’t given us any real clues yet. But current speculation points to a summer 2013 release, so watch for it to appear in the coming weeks.