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LG Optimus L9 in the flesh (pictures)

We got our first peek at the mid-range LG Optimus L9 Android phone here at MobileCon in San Diego.

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LG Optimus L9 brings more Android 4.0 to T-Mobile

Right before MobileCon kicked off here in San Diego, T-Mobile and LG dropped a little knowledge that the then-announced Optimus L9 would make an appearance at the show. We jumped right on it and checked out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich device.
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A look at the screen

LG brings a 4.5-inch qHD display fashioned from Corning Gorilla Glass 2.
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Slimming the shape

The Optimus L9 is slim and resembles a shingle. The plastic backing offers some texture for resistance.
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Specs and more

LG's signature Quick Memo app (pictured) is built in, and allows users to quickly jot down notes and doodles.
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Snapping a picture

A 5-megapixel camera adorns the back, along with an LED flash. There's support for 1080p HD video recording, and a 1GHz dual-core processor runs the show below decks.

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