LG plans to sell 75 million phones in 2013

Craig Lloyd - Jan 16, 2013
LG plans to sell 75 million phones in 2013

Like any company heading into the new year, LG is planning to have a great 2013, and the company is looking to sell 75 million handsets during the 12-month period, 45 million of which are projected to be smartphones. Previously in 2012, LG sold 55 million phones, so their 2013 goal is certainly reachable, but it’ll take some work.

The Korea Times reports that the company is predicting a record year in 2013, and stepping into the Windows Phone 8 market may help LG hit that 75 million mark. Those phones, along with the already-popular Optimus series, could help the company reach record sales this year, but they would still be far behind competitors.

Samsung alone plans to push a half billion phones in 2013, with sales said to have reached 420 million devices in 2012. The Galaxy S III alone has already sold 40 million units, and it’s only been out on the market for less than a year. With the company’s line of Galaxy devices, along with new handsets for 2013, Samsung might also see record sales this year.

According to a senior executive from one of LG’s local partners, LG has some new Windows Phone 8 smartphones in the works, and said that the company plans to unveil a 5.5-inch phablet-style flagship handset at Mobile World Congress next month, which could easily be the Optimus G2 that was initially rumored to show up at CES 2013.

[via The Korea Times]

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