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s increasingly smartphone likely looks after lg out from exit pull buyers business

LG's exit from smartphone business looks increasingly likely after buyers pull out
While LG continues to be a leader in televisions, monitors, and home appliances, the company has spent years watching its share of the smartphone market diminish. The 6.5 million devices it shipped in Q3 2020 marked a 7.2 million decline compared to the same quarter a year earlier, and the smartphone group has lost about 5 trillion won ($4.5 billion) across the last five years.

In January, LG’s CEO said the company was considering all possible measures regarding the smartphone business, including its sale, withdrawal, and downsizing.

According to a DongA Ilbo report (via Bloomberg), Germany’s Volkswagen AG and Vietnam’s Vingroup JSC were looking into acquiring LG’s smartphone arm, but negotiations have fallen through. As they were the only two interested parties, it leaves LG’s withdrawal from the phone industry a more likely prospect.

LG has already outsourced the manufacture of its low- to mid-range phones to Chinese firms, and the company is said to have stopped production of its rollable handset, despite its recent listing on Bluetooth SIG. Additionally, the planned first-half rollout of all its new smartphones has reportedly been shelved.

LG may tell employees its decision regarding the smartphone businesses next month. It’s likely that affected workers will be relocated to other divisions within the firm.
I have personally used LG's V35 and my friends have V30 with them even now, guess V30 was released back in 2017. I did not face any downsides from using LG, but yeah to be honest they are a bit back in the smartphone game. Either level up to the competitors or else move away from the game altogether 2 Though that sounds sad, it would be better than having a Nokia-styled fate in the future. Just my 2 cents.
This is sad. i love the built in notes of LG. it was my daily notebook for almost 3 years.
My LG G4 was rock solid,they used to make some good smartphones.
It's too bad they made the decision to leave the phone business before making the Velvet Pro 2 available to the masses. Only a few were produced for employees to buy and the specs looked pretty good to make it a flagship.

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