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LG plans to sell 35 million smartphones this year, a lot of them with LTE radios

0. phoneArena posted on 21 Mar 2012, 10:12

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...

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posted on 21 Mar 2012, 10:29 4

1. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)

LG makes pretty good phones. They just can't get consumer trust for some reason. And they don't practice a good after-sales support like Sony, HTC and Samsung does.

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 14:37 1

4. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)

LG may currently make decent phones (I'll take your word for it), but for a long time, they made absolutely terrible phones. And this isn't restricted to features or specs. LG often made pretty shoddy products to the point where I avoided selling them because like clockwork, they would come back. But of course, I never took my sole experience as a way of judging a company's products. Sure enough other people on other networks had problems with LG devices for a good amount of time.

Still, even without those problems, LG wouldn't have done well. It seemed like each carrier had their favorite company. Sprint had Sanyo. AT&T had Pantech and Samsung. Verizon had LG. But when Verizon picked up Android, it seemed like they kicked LG to the curb. There just hasn't been a resurgence since and I'm not too sure people really wanted to give them another shot.

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