LG has sold over 10 million L-Series devices, says their competition “are putting all their eggs into a one-size-fits-all phone”

Ian Hardy

December 10, 2012 7:02am

LG’s L-Series devices – the L3, L5 and L7 – have all been released in Canada at various carriers such as Koodo, Rogers, Chatr and Fido. These smartphones all run Android, have different specs and according to LG all represent a “timeless design with finer details.” The Optimus L9 is the only device not to have made it to Canadian soil, but in a press release today LG declared they’ve successfully sold over 10 million units since being introduced last year. That’s a solid accomplishment and LG noted this milestone “is proof that many consumers want attractive smartphones with distinctive — not “me too” — styling.”

The latest stats from research firm IDC indicated LG shipped 14 million smartphones in Q3 2012 and captured 3.1% market share, with Samsung, Nokia and Apple all in front of them. However, LG seems to be on a roll with a couple handsets, specifically the Google Nexus 4 and the LG Optimus G.

Without naming names, Dr. Jong-seok Park, President & CEO of LG Mobile, took a swipe at his competition by saying “Whereas other manufacturers are putting all their eggs into a one-size-fits-all phone, our strategy is to develop mobile products for all types of customers according to their individual needs and lifestyles.”

Source: LG Press release
Via: Engadget

  • nik

    wow really? i dont really trust lg

    • EvanKr

      I’d still never buy a skinned phone from LG, their spotty track record for updates and support deters me from buying one. The N4 on the other hand is a different story, LG’s recent hardware has actually been quite good.

  • apple maps brought me here

    nothing wrong with lg’s hardware..
    just an issue with their software updates.. or lack thereof.

    nexus 4 on the otherhand… 🙂

  • Nexus 4

    My Nexus 4 better impress me…1-2weeks to ship and $422 bucks down, that’s not cheap anymore.

  • It’s all about the Nexus!

    LG is due for a come back I guess and the Nexus 4 is the way!

    Although I could do without the 7 – 8 week wait but that’s more of a Google thing I guess…

  • chumbawumba

    That’s a lot of stupid people buying “Low Grade” phones. They’ll learn their lesson eventually when their LGs fail or cause them problems.

  • Peter

    My LG fridge that came with the house shoots out blanks sometimes from the bult in water dispenser. The water doesn’t stop dispensing sometimes even when I release the latch.

    One time the LG dryer, came with the house as well, turned on by itself.

    • chumbawumba

      That’s what you get for buying cheap Korean product.

  • Peter

    Never had a LG phone and probably never will. Loving my galaxy note 2 though!!!! Makes my iphone 5 just a texting phone.

  • sak500

    First and only and the last phone made LG was optimus 3D. finally sold that white elephant at a loss of $400. Never again any LG product.. It’s really Low Grade. Loving my S3.

    • chumbawumba

      Going from Low Grade to slightly better quality isn’t a big improvement