LG Announces Optimus G Sales of 1 Million

The vendor will expand this handset’s availability in Q1 2013

By on January 18th, 2013 11:21 GMT

Today, LG Electronics has announced that it had managed to top 1 million in sales of Optimus G units since its official launch in September last year.

Given the fact that these represent global sales of the device, the amount is quite small, especially since Optimus G was made available as the company’s flagship Android-based device.

Furthermore, the 1 million sold units show that LG is lagging a lot behind rival companies such as Samsung, which managed to move no less than 40 million Galaxy S III units in seven months.

Optimus G was made available for purchase in markets such as Canada, the United States, South Korea and Japan, and is expected to push it to even more countries in 2013, including China and European markets in the first quarter of the year.

For those out of the loop, we should note that the high-end device was used as the base for developing the Nexus 4 Google phone, which has seen great demand since launch.

The phone packs a 4.7-inch touchscreen display, a Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel photo snapper on the back, and Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean platform.

LG is set to announce its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2012 on January 30, though it might not show impressive numbers.

As a recent article from the Yonhap News Agency notes, LG managed to sell a total of 7 million smartphones worldwide in the third quarter of the last year, up from 6.2 million in the previous three-month period.

For 2013, however, LG has big plans as it aims at shipping over 45 million smartphones. The company is also considering the launch of Windows Phone 8 devices this year, while expected to launch a new phablet (the 5.5-inch GK smartphone), along with a successor for the Optimus G, supposedly called Optimus G2.

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