LG announced in a press release, “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.
“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.”
President and CEO of the LG Mobile Communications Company, Dr. Jong-seok Park, said, “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. 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 plans to double its success and reach the 20 million mark by the end of the year. It says, “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.”
We all know about the L series (L3, L5, and L7), V series (Vu), and G series (G and G Pro), but what about the F series? The Korean firm unveiled the new F series, consisting of budget 4G-enabled Jelly Bean-powered handsets the Optimus F5 and F7. The F5 is 4.3-inch handset with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, while the F7 is a 4.7-inch handset with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor.
With network operators, other than EE, scheduled to roll out their LTE services this year, we’re hoping to get more decent 4G-enabled handsets in the UK.
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