LG targeting sales of 150m mobile phones
Manama, February 23, 2011
LG revealed that it was targeting sales of 150 million mobile phones this year, a 30 per cent increase year-on-year with smartphones accounting for 20 per cent of total sales, at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona.
The company is targeting a four-fold rise in smartphone sales to more than 30 million units, to represent 50 per cent of its total revenues. LG plans to achieve this with the launch of 20 smartphone models globally in 2011.
LG will also introduce phones with dual-core processors, 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) and 3D technology for its high-end smartphones. The company will also be improving its content and services through partnerships with key content providers, with a series of 3D games and movies available through LG Apps.
“We are already focusing all of our resources on delivering the widest variety of smart devices for all types of customers,” said Dr Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.
Following its success at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year, LG will be rolling out additional new models at GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, including the LG Optimus 3D, the world’s first smartphone with a 3D platform to record, view and share 3D content, and the eagerly anticipated LG Optimus Pad with its 8.9-inch screen, dual-core processor and Android’s new, tablet-optimized Honey-comb OS, he added.-TradeArabia News Service