Washington: South Korean technological giant LG denies the rumors of Huawei and LG coordination on smartphone.
We have seen in past that LG worked with Google to build Nexus smartphone, and now new rumors were circulating about LG and Huawei that they were working on smartphone together.
One analyst told the Korea Times that the partnership is being considered, with LG keen to parley in order to “revive its smartphone business.”
But LG has denied the claims, saying it is not pursuing a deal with the Chinese firm.
The company says it has had “no discussion now or in the past with Huawei on any aspects of LG Electronics’ business.”
It’s unusual for a company to come out and deny a rumors so forcefully we’re more used to hearing the go-to PR line that they do not comment on speculation.
That’s not to say that LG doesn’t think it’s got a bit of a smartphone problem. A spokesperson told the Korea Times, “Gaps in our smartphone portfolios used to be one of the biggest problems that prevented us from succeeding in the market for the past few years.
“But this problem has been fixed. Attention is being shifted to how we see an external growth in handsets.”
That “problem” was fixed by a number of launches over the past year, with the LG G2 flagship handset grabbing plenty of critical acclaim – but whether those good reviews will translate into good sales is another matter.