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LG looks to sell 75 million phones in 2013 including a few Windows Phone 8 models?

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LG looks to sell 75 million phones in 2013 including a few Windows Phone 8 models?
The current flagship LG Optimus G

The current flagship LG Optimus G

One of LG's local partners in Korea opened his mouth and let loose some information that we're not sure LG wanted to make public. The info was given to the Korean Times which reports that the manufacturer will sell 75 million handsets in 2013, up from 55 million in 2012. 45 million of the handsets released this year will be smartphones with the balance being budget and feature models.

According to the information received by the paper, there will be some new Optimus devices launched along with some new smartphones that will be powered by Windows Phone 8. A new 5.5 inch Android powered FHD handset is expected to be introduced next month at MWC in Barcelona. Currently, the LG Optimus G is the OEM's flagship phone. And while there is speculation that LG has stopped producing the impossible to find Google Nexus 4 smartphone, the company is rumored to be replacing its first Nexus device with the next-gen Nexus handset.

According to executive for LG's business partner, the manufacturer shipped 41.2 million phones in the first 9 months of 2012 with 15 million estimated to have been sent out in the fourth quarter. LG will announce official results on January 30th.

"We will release quite a number of new Optimus devices this year and LG also has some new smartphones in the works, that will run Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8...This year won’t be as bullish for LG as last year. But LG’s Optimus G and Nexus 4 impressed some major carriers and consumers. Because our budget Optimus smartphones are receiving lots of attention, we are confident to get our phone business on a rising track this year,"-Anonymous executive working for LG Korean partner

An LG spokesman refused to comment on these figures.

source: KoreaTimes via UnwiredView

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posted on 15 Jan 2013, 22:40 3

1. cripton805 (Posts: 909; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


I remember when I got a ton of thumbs down here on PA because I said it sucked that LG was making the next Nexus. Even though it seemed like a great phone, but because LG is a crappy company... They just seem to find a way to screw us, wether it's demand or buggy phones.

After all of the problems with demand... I ******* TOLD YOU SO!

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 22:49 7

2. Kreft (Posts: 82; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)


Oh wow demand. Really? That's what you're criticizing LG for? It's the best nexus by far. Also you're just butt hurt cause you couldn't get one.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 23:04 5

8. cripton805 (Posts: 909; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Obviously the best Nexus so far. "No $hit".
It's the newest, so it better be.

Not the best for it's time. You would have to argue with the Nexus extremists for that one.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 00:01 4

11. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


Its the best because of its price point
All nexus phone had great specs for there time but this nexus came with great specs and price.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 23:08

9. cripton805 (Posts: 909; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Oh and hell no I ain't butt hurt that I didn't get one.
I don't even want one. I'd still pick a damn Thunderbolt over it because it has LTE alone. I'm happy with my GS3 and I don't plan on upgrading anytime soon unless I got a steal on a Sony Xperia Z.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 22:55 5

3. mick25 (banned) (Posts: 110; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Lol this retard can't understand simple demand and supply concept

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 23:02 1

6. cripton805 (Posts: 909; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


I understand supply and demand perfectly.
The problem is that they ARE NOT making to many to begin with.

So if I have 5 plates of great food a day for a restaurant that is succesful and busy, is it supply or demand? Or is it just extremely limited to the point it would be a NO BRAINER to sell out?

Figure that S*** out before you call me a retard next time.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 01:14

15. MeoCao (unregistered)


The N4 shortage problem is Google's fault, not LG's. GG subsidize the phone and the more they sell, the more money they lose. The same thing happens with N10 as well.

I guess later on when the cost of N4 comes down we will see more N4 on Play Store.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 11:21

17. cripton805 (Posts: 909; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Please provide reference toward that statement because everything Ive read has said that Google is directly blaming LG for the Nexus 4s limited sales. Not once have I read that Google is behind it.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 22:58 5

4. shamu11 (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


better get started on making more nexus' then haha

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 23:01 3

5. blackice214 (Posts: 163; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


Yea LG sucks I tried them, never again buying an lg phone, Sony or samsung all the way.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 23:03 3

7. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


I'm interested in seeing an LG windows phone but only if it can be as good as a top notch Nokia. No mid range crap.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 23:18 2

10. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 702; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


its fHD, quad core, 2gig ram, nfc era.........whats next
..

UHD, 8core , 3/4 gig ram, era

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 00:15

12. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


Ah good the competition is going to be exciting as samsung has planned around 350-400 million of theirs for next year.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 00:19 1

13. Ruckus (Posts: 276; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


LG is hit and miss. They'll make a terrible phone then make a power house like the Optimus G. I for one being a Windows Phone 8 fan support LG making this move. LG is just being smart like Samsung and making phones with multiple OS's. What's not to like about that??

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 00:34 3

14. quawy2013 (Posts: 14; Member since: 14 Jan 2013)


LG sucks

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 02:52

16. Tips_y (Posts: 29; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


LG making WP8 phones?!! They make some of the ugliest looking phones.around so no thank you. If all they can add to WP8 is more of the same, then they better stay away from WP8.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 15:20

18. techloverNYC (Posts: 386; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


1)Mass media market, I mean you have to let ppl see the phone everywhere (lk apple I guess)
2)produce 75 million nexus 5
3)sell it at $300.

Goal meet

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