LG to ship more 3G phones than Samsung, thanks to demand from China
LG might soon ship more 3G handsets worldwide than Samsung, helped by the fast-growing Chinese mobile market.
Currently the world’s third largest phone maker (behind Nokia and Samsung), LG is the only international manufacturer that was selected to provide 3G phones for all of China’s carriers: China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom, which together have more than 600 million customers.
Furthermore, it’s said that China Telecom has given LG the right to produce one third of its upcoming 3G handsets.
LG has already announced two 3G phones for the Chinese market: the TD-SCDMA LG KT878 for China Mobile, and the LG KV920 for China Telecom – both pictured below.
The company plans to release three or four other TD-SCDMA handsets this year, and 10 more in 2010.
In the first quarter of 2009, LG only had 3.8% of the Chinese mobile market share. Nokia had 32%, Samsung 18% and Motorola 8%.
Via Telecoms Korea