LG isn't giving up on smartphones

15 January 2021
The company was adamant about denying a recent report.

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YUKI93, 16 Jan 2021Okay, that is a good point. I myself have to import one fro... moreyeah, thats an option but we wont get warranty opposed to two years that we normally get.

I am glad they will continue to making smartphones! Now they have to come with a better marketing strategy, better pricing, sell their phones worldwide and they will start to rise.

Anonymous, 16 Jan 2021LG has been the only real alternative to Samsung and is gre... moreI think the same. customers who want alternative to samsung (excluding chinese phones), only way to go is LG or Sony. LG is not giving us a chance. I really wanted to buy a LG V60, had to settle up for S20FE because its not available. LG's marketing team is a joke.

Kriegsherr, 16 Jan 2021how is it a good one if I cant buy even if I wanted? LG V60... moreOkay, that is a good point. I myself have to import one from the USA to get it. Same story with the Wing 5G. I did see LG ramping up the marketing like the Unbox Therapy Wing 5G ad, but the official region availability is still not that wide.

YUKI93, 16 Jan 2021Not sure why you are disappointed as it is the most complet... morehow is it a good one if I cant buy even if I wanted? LG V60 is not available most of the places.

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Anonymous, 16 Jan 2021LG has been the only real alternative to Samsung and is gre... moreFeature wise hardware wise Lg is above samsung..

You are actually right. The main problem LG has for me is availability and marketing.

Yeah, sure, they're not stopping making niche devices at $2k price points. And they're not stopping giving away orders to ODMs to make budget phones for them, and sticking LG sticker on them.

LG V60 in Europe - $1000.
Velvet - dropped camera quality, removed quad dac, added curved display... it's a shock they kept 3.5mm jack there.
LG G8 variants? I couldn't find it on sale anywhere with a reasonable price (found refurbished devices imported from USA, all with burn-in).

Yeah, LG is not giving up on selling overpriced merchandise! They gave up on flagship models with modest pricing, so now they're concentrating on Lamborghinis of smartphones - ultra niche, expensive, small batch products.

  • Anonymous

If LG keeps the 3.5mm jack + Expandable Storage combo! With their next flagship and reasonably priced! I'll definitely pick them up as replacement to my Galaxy S9 w/c.

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Anonymous, 16 Jan 2021What ? They have been lost for years now . Rubbish products... moreLG is one of the mobile tech companies that constantly roll out updates for its phones. If you didn't know, then know that now.

Why would they give up on smartphone when they are still making money from it (not much money but still) also isn't LG has the third place of US Smartphone Market Share (please correct me if I'm wrong)

I have no problem with their flagship and premium midrange phones, LG is the one that can give a complete and stellar package that can even embarrass a four-figure smartphone. It's the midrange and entry-level smartphones that need some attention, mainly because of the super tight competition from the Chinese smartphone brands. At least LG has decided to leave the production for midrange and entry-level smartphones to third-party manufacturer, so at least there is a light of hope since Samsung also did that since December 2019 and it proved to be a success.

GrahamD, 16 Jan 2021I've given up on LG smartphones after the disappointin... moreNot sure why you are disappointed as it is the most complete smartphone of 2020 hands down.

  • GrahamD

I've given up on LG smartphones after the disappointing V60 thinq.

im glad to hear this it's just such a shame that the likes of Apple thrives of selling mediocre products

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Anonymous, 15 Jan 2021Selling more does not give Samsung or Apple rights to charg... moreApple is different case. Can people who like IOS and do not like Apple pricing switch to other IOS manufacturers? No. So basically Apple can do whatever they please and to some extent they are doing it.
LG can't do the same thing. People who find their prices high, they will just go to other Android manufacturers (which a lot do, looking at the numbers of LG phones sold).

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ethereal, 16 Jan 2021They don't need to compete with the chinese companies.... moreApple got class, because nobody is directly competing with them in IOS. LG on the other hand is on Android, and it has direct competition. When you have direct competition and higher prices, the average user will always choose the better priced device. That's why companies like Sony, LG or HTC do not matter in the phone industry anymore.
Sony and LG were lucky, because they have other services that are making nice profits. HTC, not so lucky.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 16 Jan 2021LG has been the only real alternative to Samsung and is gre... moreWhat ? They have been lost for years now . Rubbish products with no updates , unreliable and all hype with no go.

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Anonymous, 16 Jan 2021LG has been the only real alternative to Samsung and is gre... moreWish they made new g9 with same size and feel as g6 but with amoled and bigger battery. Jack included. Instead they are trying to sell abominations like wing or huge velvet.

  • Anonymous

LG has been the only real alternative to Samsung and is greatly needed in this market.
Feature wise it's the closest to Samsung.