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LG reaffirms commitment to two flagships this year

LG has confirmed that a second flagship smartphone is still planned for the second half of 2015, but that its still undecided about the final hardware.

Published onMay 20, 2015


With the G4 only just out of the gate, it seems a little soon to be talking about a successor. However, speaking in Taipei, LG Electronics says that another flagship smartphone is still planned for the second half of 2015, as the company seeks to boost sales in Taiwan and around the globe.

LG is hoping that sales in Taiwan will increase by 30 percent from last year once both of its flagships are on the market. As of April, LG had managed to shift around 220,000 units of its last-gen handsets in the country and the company estimates that sales of the G4 will reach 300,000 in the next twelve months. Globally, the company is aiming for around 10 million G4 sales this year. However, we’re still none the wiser about the second flagship that LG hopes will boost sales, or even if it will ever be released outside of the Asian market.

Back in March, LG had said that it was planning to release another smartphone that “stands above the G series”, leading to speculation that the company could be preparing a competitor to Samsung’s Galaxy Note series. However, a dual-flagship business model is nothing new to LG, last year’s G Pro 2 was a high-end device, although some rumors suggest that this line-up may be scrapped. Interestingly, LG says the specifications for its second flagship this year still have not been finalized, suggesting that the development team is still testing out various options.

What would you like to see from LG’s second flagship this year, or is the G4 already exactly what you’re looking for?

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