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LG sells 1 million Optimus G smartphones since launch

lg-optimus-g-jellybeanKorea manufacturer LG has revealed that it has sold over 1 million units of its flagship smartphone “LG Optimus G” since the launch four months ago.  Optimus G was announced in September last year along with Optimus Vu II, a phablet from the company. Thanks to all the efforts LG had put in Optimus G, the smartphone caught the fancy of the consumers and despite being released in select countries only, the smartphone has reached this milestone.

According to LG, Optimus G is currently sold in South Korea, Canada, Japan and the United States, although company plans to release it in China and several European countries this quarter.

LG also used Optimus G as the base of the Google Nexus 4 smartphone, which have further added credibility to the former and in the absence of Nexus 4 units, consumers turned to Optimus G.

According to a report in Yonhap news, LG sold a record of 7 million smartphones globally in Q3 2012 and 2.1 million of these were LTE smartphones.  LG will announce the Q4 earnings on January 30, which will give a clearer picture of Optimus G sales.

LG has been struggling in the smartphone segment for a while now, but thanks to smartphone like Optimus G, Optimus 4X HD, company is showing signs of turnaround and much will depend on company’s rumoured Optimus G successor. Reports indicate that G2 or Optimus G Pro is set to make its debut at Mobile World Congress, which is happening next month in Barcelona.

About Gaurav Shukla

Gaurav Shukla is the editor of Byte Gyan as well as popular Indian Android blog AndroidOS.in. A journalism post-grad from AJK MCRC, he has worked with organizations like Encyclopaedia Britannica, Info Edge, Free Press Journal, Webdunia & NDTV in the past.

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