Today T-Mobile has confirmed when customers will be able to pickup the new budget-friendly LG Optimus L9 smartphone from the carrier. After a few leaks it was announced earlier this month by both parties. The folks from T-Mobile have just confirmed October 31st the smartphone will be in stores and online.
It looks like T-Mobile is aiming for the budget crowd with this new LG smartphone, both in specs and pricing. The Optimus L9 comes complete with a 4.5-inch qHD 540x960 resolution IPS display, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. With the L9 user will get the high end looks of LG's recent smartphones, with specs to offer it at a competitive price.
Other specs include a 1.0 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor, 1GB of RAM to keep things smooth and speedy, 8GB of internal storage and micro-SD support. Then as far as cameras you'll be working with a 5 megapixel shooter on the rear, and 1.3 front for self portraits and video chat. Battery life should be great with a 2,150 mAh battery under the hood.
Starting October 31st the Optimus L9 on T-Mobile can be yours for just $79.99 after a $50 mail in rebate and a new 2-year contract. Alternatively T-Mobile is also offering their equipment installment plan where customers can pay $49 up front then $15 monthly for the device over the next 20 months -- but that is on top of your regular monthly phone bill. Head to a T-Mobile store near you come October 31st to check out this new budget option.