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Mystery V2 and GK handsets will shoot LG into the top 3 of Android makers, says Samsung

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Mystery V2 and GK handsets will shoot LG into the top 3 of Android makers, says Samsung
Samsung Securities, the finance and investment arm of the South Korean conglomerate we mostly know because of its remarkable rise on the smartphone front in the past few years, has some nice things to say about LG going forward.

Mystery V2 and GK handsets will shoot LG into the top 3 of Android makers, says Samsung
The analysts there think that LG will become the 3rd largest Android manufacturer next quarter, grabbing 5.8% market share. Why so? Well, flying on the wings of the flagship Optimus G, but also on its "successors (such as the V2 and GK)".

While we can totally agree that the Optimus G is a monster of a handset, we are pretty curious about those eventual V2 and GK units Samsung's analysts are talking about. Flagships are a good thing, but you gain more market share not with phones that cost north of $600 SIM-free, but rather with decent mid- and low-range devices.

Samsung is a living proof for that theory, so those two rumored handsets from LG might very well be midrangers, although the word "successors" keeps our hopes high that it is used in the meaning of Optimus G heirs, indicating flagship status, rather than just phones "succeeding" it in LG's launch timeframe.

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posted on 08 Oct 2012, 04:49 12

1. sam_tek (Posts: 91; Member since: 18 Feb 2011)


ok, keeping all things at face value, I like that someone can actually say something nice in this unimaginably competitive tech world where law suits are the name of the game!

well, just felt nice i guess!

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 05:15 3

2. Naitto (Posts: 50; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


Well said

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 05:19 5

3. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1104; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Yes finally LG will be getting the credit and push they deserve!

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 05:26 5

4. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 412; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Hopefully LG can also get to Top 2 :)

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 08:14 2

6. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


I want Sony on the 2nd spot! :p

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 06:22 3

5. Erthling (Posts: 15; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Its been widely recognized that LG as a brand is being on an upwards trend for the past 2 years.

In Korea, they surpased Samsung in total revenues in 2011 to be # 1 now.
As for me, Im more than happy to have joined one of the LG Group companies just 2 months ago! :D

No....not LG Electronics

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 20:22

7. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


well i think they are selling hot in s korea coz LG has its own carrier...forgot the name i think it was LG wireless!

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 22:47

8. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


LG has its own carrier in South Korea?

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 01:17

9. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


yes...

herehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LG_Telecom

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