LG Mobile promises ‘new series’ in cryptic Facebook post

LG Mobile promises ‘new series’ in cryptic Facebook postLG already has the Optimus L-Series (L3, L5 and L7), and there are signs that it’s about to be joined – or perhaps superseded – by a new smartphone series.

That’s the promise direct from the horse’s mouth, with a mysterious Facebook post from LG Mobile.

The image on your left clearly bawls: “NEW SERIES WILL BE UNVEILED”. Huh? What? When? Where? Why? Which? With? Whether?

The brief blurb accompanying the pic doesn’t give anything away either. It simply reads: “See what surprise LG has in store for you this time, with an unexpected distinction.”

What do you mean “this time”, LG? Are you warbling about Mobile World Congress 2013, perhaps?

Brilliantly, one particular guy quips: “What is it? An update for the phones and customers you guys just left behind?” That was worthy of 12 ‘likes’.

Indeed, many of the comments appear to be from disgruntled LG users, with few people excited by the incredibly vague post.

Oh, other than this guy. Check it: “yeah bunch of whiners and complainers.. you clowns have a phone.. a very good phone.. and because they won't update it for a certain problem they may have you losers are telling other people to not buy their products..

“I REALLY DON'T CARE about ICS (it does'nt even have flash) I lovvve 4.0.. if you got a problem with LG why did you buy their products in the first place? you buncha whiney needy losers you all sound like a bunch of spoiled 11 year olds. lg YOU GUYS rock! don't pay attention to these clowns!”

Yeah, you tell them, guy.

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 6, 2013 at 19:08

Here, free admission: Samsung's Galaxy tabs aside LG's smartphone range is the most confusing. I just cannot remember any of their silly 'names'... Not exactly making an effort, but accidentally something oughta stick, right?

bettsy  Feb. 6, 2013 at 21:11

It's the 'L-Series 2' with the other ingenius names of L3(2), L5(2), L7(2).

AhmadCentral  Feb. 6, 2013 at 21:38

They should take a page out of their competitors book ans announce the LG XperiaOneGalaxy series. Customers would be so confused and LG would sell loads. On the downside they'd provably be sued because of the obvious reason.... that apple sue everyone...

Pondlife  Feb. 6, 2013 at 22:48

I REALLY DON'T CARE about ICS (it does'nt even have flash) I lovvve 4.0..

Erm ics is 4.0. Other than that great work from the odd fellow. Yeah why should people expect support...

morpheus  Feb. 7, 2013 at 10:25

Same old story for LG... do they fix and continue supporting their "L-series"... hell no, they drop it like a bad penny and launch a new series...

LG are on the way down... the sooner they are wiped out of existence the better.

Pondlife  Feb. 7, 2013 at 12:49

Well tbh they aren't they've sold rather a lot of the L series over the last year.
And the G and n4 have been well recevied, so you might have to wait a while for that.

morpheus  Feb. 7, 2013 at 12:57

"they've sold rather a lot " figures? And what is "a lot" relative to?

As for the N4 - of course its been well received, its a frickin bargain.... and its a Nexus... without Google's efforts then it would have sold sack all... a bit like the Optimus G that has sold so well in the UK maybe.... oh wait a minute..... :p

Pondlife  Feb. 7, 2013 at 13:19

http://www.mobot.net/lg-weve-sold-10-million-lseries-smartphones-51232
Seems like rather a lot.

Doesn't mean that they haven't made money from it and hence aren't going away, nor does that mean that the G hasn't been selling elsewhere.
But if it suits you to bury your head in the sand thinking they are about to vanish that's up to you.

morpheus  Feb. 7, 2013 at 13:33

So LG's own figures (no bias there then) state that across four handsets (L3, L5, L7 and L9) they have sold 10 million.... so if we average out at 2.5 million per handset. The big boys must be shaking in their boots - even LG admit it is a massive figure.

And with deals like THIS they should have sold many, many more but must be dropping them on the networks for 'pennies' to shift them.

Oh and I never claimed they were about to vanish so not sure where you got that from - merely that they are "on their way down".... hell you could (and I often do) say that about Apple too.

Oh and for info, make of it what you will Optimus G Sales Figures

AhmadCentral  Feb. 7, 2013 at 14:07

LG are doing quite well in the mobile industry, They're just about holding up in the TV industry and everything else looks fine at the moment.

So they're not going anywhere soon.

Pondlife  Feb. 7, 2013 at 14:19

Mainly 3 handsets as the last one was late to the party, and that was over 8 months, Nokia would've minded Lumia reaching such figures during that time for one, not too far from BB's entire sales over the period for that matter and they had other phones as well as the L series.
Being a Nexus didn't help Samsung's ones sell that well..
They might not be the best, but never have been and if anything are on their way up atm...

Well that's not a deal by the networks, one of affordablemobiles dodgy sounding deals, the heat it's got suggests something unpopular about it as sim free that would be a good deal.

Yeah don't know where I got that idea from
LG are on the way down... the sooner they are wiped out of existence the better.

Even engadget seemed to think that was decent sales figures for the phone, which as you've said hasn't been released here.

Anyway bottom line, 2011 they lost money, 2012 they made a profit on their phones...

morpheus  Feb. 7, 2013 at 15:50

Yeah don't know where I got that idea from
LG are on the way down... the sooner they are wiped out of existence the better.


If you can't tell the difference between me saying they are on the way down and "they are about to vanish" then I don't think any further sensible debate can be had...

The second part of your quote of me is obviously my own personal feeling on LG and anyone can see its not made out as a statement of fact.

Pondlife  Feb. 7, 2013 at 16:59

Well if you can't tell the difference between on the way down and on the way up I don't think there could be any discussion let alone sensible debate. They had a very good 2012 but there you go.

bettsy  Feb. 7, 2013 at 22:33

LG are doing quite well in the mobile industry.

They're doing anything but well.

Pondlife  Feb. 7, 2013 at 22:37

Sheesh

AhmadCentral  Feb. 7, 2013 at 22:49

LG are doing quite well in the mobile industry.

They're doing anything but well.


Ok, they're doing great then? Especially if you compare their performance from this year to last year. Read their q4 report if you dont believe me. Yeh they're not doing as well as apple or samsung but they're doing well enough.

morpheus  Feb. 8, 2013 at 10:16

Read their q4 report if you dont believe me.

Would that be the Q4 2012 report that shows they made a loss of $429million.....?

Still, if their press release says they sold 10 million L-series phones then the accounts must be wrong???

Admittedly overall their mobile business took an upturn in Q4 2012 but I would put that down to the Nexus which as previously stated a) is a bargain price and b) doesn't suffer from LG's awful software and updates so people like me who have sworn never again to buy LG may be tempted back but only for the Nexus. As soon as Google drops LG, watch their sales drop off again.

AhmadCentral  Feb. 8, 2013 at 12:32

They made a loss like that last year as well. It's nothing new and wasn't helped by the fact they were fined for price fixing.

The point i'm trying to make though is that sales and revenue is up in the Mobile side of LG.

bettsy  Feb. 8, 2013 at 18:51


The point i'm trying to make though is that sales and revenue is up in the Mobile side of LG.


They've lost market share though, which your comment above means nothing more than more people are buying smart phones overall & LG's slice of that pie has diminished but the overall pie got bigger.

They're struggling & they would be the first firm I would predict to pull out of mobile.

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