LG G2 will launch on 100 carriers worldwide in 2-3 months after August 7th announcement

After years of failures, this year LG  finally got back on track in smartphones.

It got a serious image boost with Nexus 4 for Google, and further enhanced the reputation by a well designed flagships -Optimus G and G Pro.

At the same time, LG’s well positioned mid to low end Optimus L series delivered the necessary unit volumes to get the Korean handset maker a #3 spot among smartphone OEMs.

But one bottleneck was still slowing LG’s growth. Distribution and manufacturing.

For some reason LG was very slow with the global roll-outs of their flagships. Optimus G Pro, for example, was launched in April in Korea and in the U.S. in May. After that LG didn’t do much with their flagship phablet until mid July, when they announced a global roll-out of G Pro during Q3. About 3 months, which is eternity in smartphone market,  of potential global sales wasted.

LG G2 Logo

It seems LG finally learned their lessons, and will not repeat slow launch mistakes with the upcoming G2 flagship. They have already set an ambitious 10 million unit sales goal  for G2. And have aligned the distributions partnerships to do it.

According to Korean site MK News, LG will launch G2 on 100 carriers worldwide in 2 to 3 months after August 7th announcement. Starting with August shipments in South Korea, the new flagship will arrive to U.S. and select European markets in September, with the global roll-out complete by the end of October.

Sounds good. And if LG can do it, they will further strengthen their position as #3 smartphone OEM, and will distance itself from Chinese rivals like Huawei, ZTE and Lenovo, which are still struggling to to break out of the low end of smartphone market.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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