LG estimates it will sell 35 million smartphones in 2012
22 March 2012 by Olav Hellesø-Knutsen
LG aiming to sell 80 million handsets this year where 35 million are smartphones and 8 million of those will be LTE smartphones
At this year edition of Mobile World Congress, LG told us that the company's main focus this year is being the leading as a provider of LTE handsets. Head of LG Mobile, Park Jong-seok said in an interview with Korea Times that the Korean company are aiming to sell 80 million mobile phones where 35 million of those are smartphones and 8 million has support for LTE.
In addition to releasing models with LTE, we also listed a couple of other features in our MWC summary for LG. Design, display, processor speed and 3D are features we think LG want to focus on this year. Using LTE as an advantage in product marketing requires that the country where LG want to sell the device has LTE networks up and running.
As we just saw with the new Apple iPad, the product can not be advertised as a 4G handset in Europe as long as non of the European countries uses the same LTE network frequencies as the iPad. LG will not make the same mistake and make products with US specific LTE 700 MHz frequency. Some markets will be excluded entirely because they lack LTE networks. If Wikipedia's list of countries with LTE network support are up to date, you will see that having LTE products is an advantage in 33 countries only as the rest of the world currently does not have working LTE networks.
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[ This Message was edited by: laffen on 2012-03-26 22:25 ]
Lg hadn't sucked with its earliest devices, then it's started to suck and continued sucking and it's been trying to stop sucking for a few years now but hasn't been very successfull at that and its final attempts not to suck won't be enough to prevent sucking imo.
Anyway, I don't think LG can sell that many devices considering the bad rep they got last year for the way they handled Android OS upgrades.
LG are the new SE, behind the times and never able to keep up with the market leaders. If it were not for their other divisions other than mobile phones, im sure in the coming years they'll stop making phones. They're good phones but not very appealing to the masses.
Huh,LG have released some cracking handsets with dual core before SE did. And phones like LG Nitro HD aswell as many others have had cracking specs and alot similar to Samsung.
Material things don't matter,but Rock n Roll does!!!!
HTC Evo 3D
[ This Message was edited by: Bonovox on 2012-03-26 17:29 ]
But no spark behind them, nothing exciting and limited support as always from LG.
They're a poor mans Samsung.
Some LG's did have very nice specs, but they've spoiled the good first impression with their crappy software.
With a laggy and constantly crashing phone, many LG owners realised that specs aren't everything and most of them probably won't buy another LG anytime soon.
Nowadays, only people who can't afford HTC or Samsung, buy LG smartphones.
I never got to use any LG handset I was skeptic
About them however after buying a LG 3D tv I'm
Coming round to them 10/10 for the tv btw!
A TV is a much more basic device to not cock up mind !