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

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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9 Comments

1. sam_tek

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 18, 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!

2. Naitto

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Well said

3. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

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

4. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

Hopefully LG can also get to Top 2 :)

6. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I want Sony on the 2nd spot! :p

5. Erthling

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 08, 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

7. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 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!

8. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

LG has its own carrier in South Korea?

9. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

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