Optimus Black and 2X to help LG ship 30 million smartphones this year

In case you haven’t noticed yet, LG has three new high-end Android phones: LG Optimus 2X, LG Optimus Black, and Verizon’s LG Revolution.

The Optimus 2X is the world’s first dual-core smartphone, the Optimus Black (pictured below) is presented as the world’s thinnest smartphone (only 9.2mm), and the Revolution is LG’s first 4G handset.

With these new premium models in its line-up, LG hopes to sell 30 million smartphones throughout 2011.

According to Reuters, the South Korean company sold about 7 million smartphones in 2010 – more than 2 million of those being mid-range Optimus One units.

“Our strategy for 2011 will be improving such premium offerings as Optimus 2X and Black and grow our smartphone portion in our portfolio to be in line with the market growth, which is estimated at around 30 percent this year,” declared Ma Chang-min, vice president and head of marketing for LG’s mobile communications.

IDC estimates that smartphone sales will rise up to 380 million units this year, so there’s certainly room for LG to fulfill its plans. Of course, competition is fiercer than ever – with Samsung, Apple, Nokia, HTC, Motorola, and even Sony Ericsson all ready to give their best for an increased market share – but LG’s 2011 smartphone offering seems pretty solid right now.

Author: Florin

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  • Anonymous

    Would love this to be my next Android phone but with NO LED notification light I will be buying the Motorola Atrix.