LG Becomes the #3 Phone Manufacturer in Q1 2014

May 27, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

LG has been making some pretty big strides lately, and they have just taken the three spot behind Samsung and Apple for phone manufacturers. Now this isn’t just the US, but this is worldwide. Which means Samsung might have some good competition rather soon, as long as LG can find their own way and stop copying off of Samsung. With the LG G3 being announced in just a few hours, this news is definitely hitting at the right time. LG had been #4 for quite some time, because somehow Nokia kept the three spot locked up tight, behind Apple and Samsung. But thanks to the LG G2 and its sales, LG was able to jump to #3. Which is great news. This marks LG’s highest position ever, and they sold about $3.18 billion (in USD) worth of smartphones in that three month period. Which is pretty impressive considering all the hate LG had been receiving for the rear-facing buttons on the LG G2.

With the LG G3 about to be announced later today, with it being available next month, we’re expecting them to hold onto the three spot for a bit longer, especially with their pretty decent selection of mid-range and high-end smartphones they have available now. We should see some great things from LG in the near future. Maybe they can even overtake Apple? A Samsung/LG #1 and #2 phone manufacturer race would be pretty interesting I think. And would definitely benefit those in Korea.

We’re still anticipating the LG G3, and the LG G Pro 2 coming to the US. If LG really wants to cement that spot, they need to bring the G Pro 2 to the US pretty soon, as I know plenty of people are interested in that device. How many of you are interested in any of LG’s latest smartphones or tablets? Let us know in the comments below.