LG reveals 2013 smartphone plans, new F-series incoming

LG has announced that it will be introducing a new F-series of smartphones this year. The F-series smartphones will join company’s already existing L-series and flagship Optimus G devices. The Korean manufacturer has also revealed that L-series will be getting new devices in 2013, and we will also be seeing an Optimus G successor (unless Optimus G pro was this successor).

There is no word when each of these will be officially launched, but we can expect more clarity at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2013.

“With more European and emerging markets introducing LTE services this year, LG plans to increase smartphone revenues and market share by launching follow-up devices to Optimus G and the L-series as well as the new F-series,” company noted in a press release.

LG’s mobile division is slowly turning out its fortunes and it is visible in the earning press release sent out by the company:

  • LG Mobile Communications Company reported a 7 percent unit increase quarter-on-quarter in mobile handset shipments to 15.4 million with more than half of the units coming from smartphones.
  • Smartphone shipments grew 23 percent compared to the previous quarter, increasing to 8.6 million devices from the 7 million in the third quarter.
  • Fourth quarter revenues were the highest of the year, growing 15 percent to KRW 2.81 trillion (USD 2.58 billion) quarter-on-quarter.
  • Sales of premium LTE smartphones such as Optimus G and Vu:2 increased in the fourth quarter, as did the L-series and Google Nexus 4.

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