LG sees 20 percent smartphones sales increase in Q1 2013

LG has published its financial results for the first quarter of this year and it seems they is on the up and up.

The Korean company announced they have sold 10.3 million smartphones in the January-March period. That points to substantial growth accounting for an increase of 110% compared to the first quarter of 2012. It’s also a 20% increase over the last quarter which is even more impressive considering we are comparing the holiday season to the start of the year, when most companies experience a slight decline in shipments.

The fact that the company has sold 10.3 million devices might not sound too impressive when you compare those numbers to its direct competitor, Samsung. However these numbers do show that LG has finally started to catch up to the bigger players in the Android space. The robust sales number are mainly due to LG’s flagship device, the Optimus G as well as the lower end L-series. 

The company is also optimistic for this quarter as they expect another increase in sales thanks to the global roll-out of the new LG Optimus Pro phablet and the updated L-series devices.

If the company does manage such a feat, they may soon pose an actual threat to Samsung’s absolute dominance in the Android space.

Source: Unwired View | image via LG

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I will laugh at LG when they become like HTC soon. This bump in sales is artificial,and has nothing to do with the hard work of LG. It has everything to do with google contracting the cheap priced nexus 4 to them. In turn,they probably got LG to dump making windows phones that they had planned and announced they were going to release. After this little period when the nexus 4 has run its course, its back to irrelevancy for LG. This is all you have to know about LG, they are making firefox phones.

mohan_168 said,
Could it be due to Nexus 4 sales?

I've seen a lot of people with the Optimus G on Sprint lately. 13 MP camera sounds attractive. The build quality is really good too.

LG started to flood the market last year even more than HTC did, I see so many different models from them when it used to be the case for HTC to do that. I'm not surprised they've seen a rise in sales off of that but can it keep it up? It worked for HTC for some time then went south so who knows?

yet most of it sales are android and not WP you trolling because you are a windows fan and want to bash just for the sake of it.
The rise in sales is not because they are flooding the market but because of Nexus 4 which sold upward of 2 million

Ashleighhank said,
yet most of it sales are android and not WP you trolling because you are a windows fan and want to bash just for the sake of it.
The rise in sales is not because they are flooding the market but because of Nexus 4 which sold upward of 2 million

Trolling? You need to get a clue, I've stated fact. LG was never making these many models like they are now. And I wasn't the one to bring WP into this but you.

Ashleighhank said,
yet most of it sales are android and not WP you trolling because you are a windows fan and want to bash just for the sake of it.
The rise in sales is not because they are flooding the market but because of Nexus 4 which sold upward of 2 million
He didn't even get close to mentioning WP or Android...