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LG Phone Fails in Becoming Cool as Apple Vies With Samsung: Tech

LG Phone Fails in Becoming Cool as Apple Vies With Samsung: Tech
News from San Francisco Chronicle:

Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) — LG Electronics Inc.’s new Optimus phone sports a display sharper than the one on Apple Inc.’s iPhone and its chip puts it on par with Samsung Electronics Co.’s newest Galaxy. Gwon Soo Seok, 23, still isn’t won over.

“LG’s image is that of a laggard,” said Gwon, a student in Seoul who is leaning toward an iPhone or a Galaxy. “LG seems to have good technology, but Apple and Samsung are the cool ones,” said Gwon, who stopped using devices made by Seoul-based LG, the world’s No. 3 phonemaker, three years ago.

The failure to woo consumers like Gwon leaves LG at a disadvantage to Apple and Samsung in smartphones, the fastest- growing segment of the $ 207 billion mobile-phone industry. LG had 718 billion won ($ 625 million) in operating losses at the handset division in the year to June, compared with a 5.7 trillion-won profit in the same period at Samsung.

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