LG has a fantastic Q2, record-high shipments

LG has a fantastic Q2, record-high shipmentsLG’s a funny one. It’s quite clearly South Korea’s second favourite son after Samsung, but worth remembering that it routinely features in the Top 5 Global Smartphone Manufacturers.

Indeed, while Samsung is struggling at the top, the other South Korean OEM has just confirmed that its second quarter was nothing short of freakin’ delightful. Lucky Gits.

That’s the good word from LG itself, which shares – in the LG Newsroom – a whole bunch of figures and percentages pertaining to its second-quarter performance.

For starters, how about a record-high 14.5 million smartphone shipments, a 20% increase over the year-ago period. LTE devices in particular accounted for a third of all LG smartphones sold in Q2.

In terms of moolah, the mobile division’s operating profit of KRW 85.9 billion (roughly £49 million) emphatically pulls LG out of three consecutive quarters of losses, with credit going to Korean hunger for the flagship LG G3, the first big-name QHD phone, as well as the L Series III.

For the second half of 2014, LG plans to pump out more LG G3 variants (in addition to the recent G3 Beat) and new L Series chaps. Heck, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?

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JanSt / MOD  Jul. 25, 2014 at 08:58

A Viewty and a couple of Nexuses aside I have not seen an LG handset in 5 years.
No Irish network has sold an LG in yonks. Funny eh?!

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 27, 2014 at 00:55

Same here, I don't know anyone who has an LG phone (Nexi included). It's mainly Samsung and Apple phones amongst people I know, though my Mum does have a certain well travelled Moto G, which I'm very fond of :).

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 27, 2014 at 12:31

Aww, aren't you son of the year :)
Are you back on the Note?

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 2, 2014 at 15:48

Yeah, my Mum's had the G for a while now. Surprisingly, I get very few "tech support" calls from her asking how the hell to do things. That said, I did show her how it worked before I let her loose with it :p.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 2, 2014 at 16:09

It's pretty straightforward for an Android phone....
I'm still not sure much of the M8, but it's going back today anyways...

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 3, 2014 at 00:32

No doubt she never ventures into the settings etc, and other than that stock Android is pretty easy to use.

That was quite a long loaner phone, shame you never really got along with it. I'm just not interesting in anything that's out at the moment, when I got my Note 2 I imagined it would be replaced by a Note 4...it ain't gonna happen.


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