LG will only sell premium 5G flagships in NA and Europe, move mid-rangers production to ODMs

04 February 2020
The premium LG V60 will be available in Western markets because they are less price sensitive than South Korea (where LG will focus on the G9).

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M1999, 04 Feb 2020Well, at least you can get a LG after it's 6 months availab... moreThe s10, and the s10e 👌🏻

MagicMonkeyBoy, 04 Feb 2020This is great news for the buyer. More choice. Another dece... moreYou really have a hard-on for wanting Apple to fail huh? Lg just failed the entry level phone market because they cannot even make a proper everyday phone for the masses. Bad chipsets with an even crappier skin with no OS support at all. They are bleeding money so what makes you think their "new" phones will be any better? They only reason they did not exit the phone market is to save face. They do not want to be the news headline "Big tech company exits smartphone market" so they keep making these almost flagships just to be in the news but not in large quantities because they know no one will buy them.

M1999, 04 Feb 2020Well, at least you can get a LG after it's 6 months availab... moreheadphone jack and the hi res dac, are the reasons I am trying to get the g8x thinq, I am using the iphone 11 pro max right now but for some reason I am not in love with the audio sound, I like listening to hi res music, do not like listening wirelessly, been collecting headphones since the 90's.

  • User

Best wishes. keep going on.

chester, 04 Feb 2020LG has lost before they start.... LG will only sell prem... moreLG's decision with 5G do make sense after all. Here in my country, nationwide 5G network is still not a thing. I'm not even sure when I can see that coming any time soon. So buying a 5G device at the moment in such condition is unnecessary and irrelevant.

Tucking Fypo, 04 Feb 2020as a asian company LG knows asian people are smart enough t... moreI'm an Asian and I got myselt an LG G8. Undoubtedly the best Android phone that I ever owned. That Quad HiFi DAC support and total manual control during photo and video shooting makes me in love with the LG. I was about to get myself an Xperia 5, but I don't like Sony's Cinema Pro app as it doesn't have audio control during video recording.

No wonder why the V50 5G and the G8 shares the same spec, the only difference being either 5G or no 5G.

M1999, 04 Feb 2020Well, at least you can get a LG after it's 6 months availab... moreG9 and V60 are basically same phones with huge dimension.

Gone are small size LG Flagship and G8 it the last of its kind#

It's desperate move. lg, you are dying in phones sales.

  • Anonymous

chester, 04 Feb 2020LG has lost before they start.... LG will only sell prem... moreHowever apple has the money and status to do so, LG does not

  • Anonymous

ODM handsets with poor support will do nothing to further their brand on the bottom. High-end handsets with poor support will do nothing to further their brand at the top. Focusing on select markets without improving their pathetic software division changes nothing.

  • kmcmurtrie

Does "flagship" mean they will strip it down to the same boring features as every other fashion phone? Maybe cut the headphone jack, cut some battery capacity, and cut global roaming frequencies to add 7 more cameras?

  • Jimbob

First lg think about dropping the thinq nonsense. then think about your pricing.

  • Jon

From my European standpoint, manufacturing quality of lg phones is just fine. What's missing is constance and fast updates for Android, first and foremost.

It would also be nice to have capable cameras for the price in lower end phones.

Phones like the

Great decision. But I really don't need phone of 700-800€. I will be happy with redmi note 8 oro,which have everything and cost 200€.

M1999, 04 Feb 2020Well, at least you can get a LG after it's 6 months availab... moreBut that strategy failed... miserably. If they sold their flagships at a good price first, people wouldn't ignore them. You got a great deal but others forgot about LG altogether due to their strategy.

as a asian company LG knows asian people are smart enough to not buy their phones with sub par user experience and support.

I already shyed away from high price tags. Since last year, I draw a line not to cross, also create a list what features must include. Unfortunately I had to lower my standards and drop two of my features, because I wanted a phone without cutout screen and the market is very limited.

  • Anonymous

LG V50 in Czech Republick sell now 5G smartphone but no 5G operator.

  • Anonymous

this just illustrates that LG doesnt think it needs to lower its prices, so its doa again