LG is determined to make a comeback this year, and it plans to sell 80 million phones in total, 35 million of which poised to be smartphones. That is what a senior LG exec told Korea Times in an interview, and he also specified that the company intends to ship at least 8 million LTE-enabled smartphones to plump up margins.
With handsets like the LG Optimus 4X HD
, which was the first quad-core phone announced, and the innovative 5" LG Optimus Vu
and LG Optimus 3D Max
, as well as the trendy L-series design
, LG has all the prerequisites to sell a little less than what it did last year, when it pushed 88 million phones out of the door.
Setting modest expectations for the year and then eventually beating them is a decent management tactic, but we'll see how it's coming along when the new handsets get at least a quarter of sales behind their back.