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LG smartphones hit a market share of 20 percent in the US

LG G6 Android flagship, LG hits a new market share record in the US
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This figure is a new record for LG Electronics, its market share translating to more than 7 million smartphones shipped in the US during the first quarter of the year, reveals data from Strategic Analytics.

Although Apple and Samsung are far ahead, LG Electronics seems to follow a positive trend these days like never before. According to a recent report published by The Korea Herald, "South Korean handset provider LG Electronics reached 20 percent share of the US smartphone market for the first time."

The source mentioned above also quotes data from Strategic Analytics, a market research firm that estimates a total of 7.3 million LG smartphones sold in the US in the first quarter of 2017. Returning to percentages, LG's market share in the US increased by almost 3 percent compared to the same period of 2016.

LG G6 sales were not involved in these figures since the US market got the new flagship in early April. Market observers claim that LG's performance in the US was driven by sales of the lower-price K and X series, but sales of the premium LG V20 did not disappoint, either.

Apple and Samsung control over 50 percent of the US smartphone market - 34.5 percent and 24.6 percent.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-05- 8 (Update: 2017-05- 8)
Codrut Nistor
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