LG may be one of a number of Android carriers trying to claw its way out of Samsung’s shadow and with sales of 10 million LTE devices worldwide, they are slowly working their way out of a very large shadow. It’s been almost two years since LG revealed its first LTE device, but as of today its been revealed they’ve crossed the magical 10 million LTE devices sold worldwide mark.
LG announced back in August that it had sold five million LTE devices, so its taken some time to double that number. However, with a number of new LTE releases set for the coming months LG looks poised to boost its LTE lineup with the Optimus F7 and F5 along ramped up production of the already available Optimus G and introduction of Optimus G Pro.
Here’s to hoping one of my favorite dumb phone manufacturers from Verizon days long since passed can find itself announcing 20 million LTE devices sold before next August.
LG PASSES TEN MILLION MARK IN LTE SMARTPHONE SALES
LG Expands LTE Market with Compelling Lineup Targeting Diverse Range of Consumer Needs
SEOUL, Mar. 3, 2013 — LG Electronics (LG) reports that it has sold more than 10 million LTE smartphones worldwide, a result of the company’s aggressive push into 4G markets with a combination of the best hardware and advanced 4G LTE technologies.
“Aggressive pushing forward with 4G LTE technology allows LG satisfy the needs of consumers and is a huge factor in our growing success in global LTE smartphone sales,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of the LG Mobile Communications Company. “Having established ourselves as a major industry player, we will continue to expand our footprint in the global LTE market with a wider range of differentiated, high quality LTE smartphones.”
LG’s success in expanding its presence in this segment is a result of its early entry into the LTE market and its leadership in LTE research and development. Last year, LG launched popular LTE smartphones in significant markets such as the United States, Japan, Germany and South Korea. In recent weeks, the company began a global rollout of its LG Optimus G in an additional 50 countries.
According to Strategic Analytics, global shipments of LTE smartphones are expected to drastically increase to 275 million units this year. LG is aiming to double its LTE smartphone penetration this year, expanding its presence in both established and emerging markets with a variety of devices. New for 2013, LG’s Optimus F series will deliver a high-speed experience to users transitioning from 3G to 4G LTE networks in countries around the world.