April 5, 2021 at 7:58 am #12703UK SentinelModerator
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Oops, looks like LG are to close there Smartphone division after heavy losses
LG Monday announced it is quitting the smartphone business. In a prepared statement, the South Korean company said that the decision to shutter its loss-making mobile division will enable it to focus “resources in growth areas.” These growth areas for LG include electric vehicle components, connected devices, smart home products, robotics, artificial intelligence, and business-to-business solutions among other products and services. This decision comes days after LG showcased its ambitious rollable phone at the CES 2021.
The existing LG phones, such as the Wing, Velvet, Q-series, W-series, and K-series, will continue to sell but that would be until the inventory exists. LG said it will provide service support and software updates for customers of its existing mobile phones for a period that will vary by the customer’s location. This means that it is possible the Velvet in India may not get a software update at the same time as European customers would receive it. The company will work “collaboratively” with suppliers and business partners throughout this period of closure of the mobile division.
LG said it will wind down the entire mobile phone business by July 31, but the inventory of some of its existing phones may still continue to be available after that. It is not certain how this will come into effect because technically if these phones will be on sale, LG will be providing support and service to these phones. And that would not be called the closure. But it is good for people who are using LG’s phones. You do not have to worry much right now because your phone will be supported officially for quite some time.
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