South Korean consumer electronics major LG has officially announced the launch of the Optimus L9 smartphone in the Indian market.

The LG Optimus L9 is a mid-range Android smartphone, priced at Rs 22,000 and hence competes with the likes of Samsung Galaxy SII and HTC One S.

The new Optimus L-series smartphone features a 4.7-inch IPS panel touchscreen display and packs a dual-core mobile processor. In the Optimus L9, LG has introduced a new user interface — Innovote UX, which has the QTranslator feature that can perform simple scan to translate function for about 64 user languages and 44 foreign languages.

The LG L9 houses a 1 GHz dual-core mobile processor with 1 GB RAM that run on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. At the back lies a 5 megapixel camera with LED Flash and auto focus. Also there is a VGA camera in the front for video calls.

For longer run time, LG has packed 2150 mAh SiO+ batteries, which are improved version of standard lithium ion batteries that promise better performance than standard batteries.