LG announces 10 million sales of LTE devices

LG passes ten million mark this weekend in sales of LTE smartphones. Company hits one million sales of 4G devices a month during peak sales periods. It’s been just six months since the Korean firm announced sales of 5 million across their LTE smartphone range but LG plan to double its most recent reports of 10 million by the end of 2013.

In an official press release, President and CEO of the LG Mobile Communications Company stated, “Agressive pushing forward with 4G LTE technology allows LG to satisfy the needs of consumers and is a huge factor in our growing success in global LTE smartphone sales.

Last week at MWC, LG revealed three new mid-range devices, for people seeking 4G on a budget, to join the Optimus L Series II range – the 3.2-inch L3II, 4.0-inch L5II and 4.3-inch L7II – accompanied by high-end devices; the Optimus F5 and F7.

LG still face serious competition from Sony, Nokia, BlackBerry, HTC and others for that third place spot behind Apple and Samsung.

LG’s new ‘phablet’ – the LG Optimus G Pro, which sports a full HD IPS display, is yet to announce a definite release date in the UK. Following the success of the Nexus 4, this new handset is set to take on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and HTC One.

China unveils ‘world’s fastest smartphone’

Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Huawei, the Chinese telecoms equipment group, has unveiled what it claims is the world’s fastest smartphone and announced a 60% annual rise in shipments of its mobile devices.

Headlining at the mobile phone industry’s annual gathering in Barcelona, which opened its doors a day after hundreds of thousands of demonstrators rallied across Spain in protest at national austerity, Huawei presented its latest device to run on Google’s Android software.

The Ascend P2 connects to the web two or three times faster than other smartphones when using Wi-Fi, its maker claims, downloading high-definition films in minutes and videos, songs and eBooks in just seconds.

In the Christmas quarter, Huawei overtook BlackBerry to become the world’s third largest smartphone maker. Although it is some way behind Samsung and Apple, its less expensive but high-performing handsets are attracting a growing following.

It shipped a total of 127m consumer devices last year, of which 32m were smartphones alongside more basic “feature” phones, home broadband modems and dongles to connect laptops to mobile networks.

The division generated $7.5bn of revenues in 2012, a 10% increase on the previous year. Overall income including sales of network equipment to telecoms companies totalled $35.4bn, bringing Huawei level for the first time with the market leader Ericsson.

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