LG will continue to offer two flagship devices a year as the South Korean manufacturer aims for a larger chunk of the smartphone market share.
This isn't the first time LG has decided to launch two flagships in the same year. In 2013, the vendor announced the Optimus G Pro, a phablet with a 5.5-inch screen designed to take on Samsung's Galaxy Note 2. LG also introduced the G2 later that year to take on the likes of the Galaxy S4.
The manufacturer stuck with a similar model last year, which saw the introduction of the G Pro 2 and the LG G3. It looks like we're in for much the same in 2015, according to Eason Shao, director of LG Taiwan's mobile division:
LG will continue its dual-flagship strategy this year with the new G4 and another flagship phone scheduled for release in the second half of 2015, hoping that combined sales of the two devices in Taiwan will increase by 30 percent from last year, Shao said, adding that the hardware specifications for the second phone have not yet been finalized.
LG CEO remarked earlier this year that the second flagship is designed to stand "above the G series," suggesting the device will likely compete with Samsung's Galaxy Note line, even offering specs that outmatch the current flagship in the G series, the LG G4. That being said, there is no mention if the upcoming flagship will be made available in global markets.
With the G Pro 2, LG went with a limited rollout that was primarily focused on Asian markets. With the vendor looking to pose a more significant threat to Samsung this year, it is possible we'll see a global launch cycle for LG's second flagship of the year. It should be interesting to see where the G Flex 2 fits into LG's overall strategy.
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