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LG Electronics to double mobile devices with 15 in 2016

This is a direct reflection of the company’s expansion in the massive Indian smartphone marketplace.

LG Electronics India has now announced its intentions to double the number of mobile devices it will have to offer in 2016, as it plans to launch about 15 different smartphones across a range of different price points.

The new mobile phone offerings are meant to boost its overall revenue through mobile sales sources.

At the moment, LG Electronics brings in about 7 to 8 percent of its overall revenue through the sale of mobile devices in India. It currently sells about 13 models of cell phones in the country. That said, the sales that it has seen have been considered to be disappointing and the company is hoping to change that situation dramatically.

According to Ki Wan Kim, the managing director of LG Electronics India, “This year, performance of our mobile business has been disappointing. We will launch around 15 mobile models next year. In three years time, my target is to make all our product categories to contribute equally in percentage terms to our total sales… bring mobile sales to similar level of consumer durables.”Mobile Devices - LG India

There are four main areas of mobile devices, including smartphones, that are the main focus of LG India.

Those four categories are currently mobile gadgets, home appliances, home entertainment, and air conditioners. While the company does plan to boost its sales within the country, it doesn’t have any intention to begin manufacturing in the market.

They had previously manufactured in India, but they have ceased that operation and haven’t any current intentions to return to the activity. Should the company consider returning to manufacturing in India, it will require sales to justify the decision. Ki Wan Kim stated that “Our future sales forecast should be stable to keep our factories operational.”

Among the main areas of focus for the sale of mobile devices in the country will be smartphones. This market has been seen as a massive opportunity by many handset makers due to the expansion of the demand for the technology and the relatively low penetration, so far, when compared to other markets.

Smartwatch display from LG will be “always-on”

This suggests that the Android based wearable technology may have overcome the battery life issue.

LG has now released a teaser page for its smartwatch based on the Android Wear operating system by Google for wearable technology, which has shown that the manufacturer is now able to provide an “always-on” mobile device display.

The G Watch teaser has provided a surprising amount of insight about what the gadget has to offer.

This one point about the display will set the LG smartwatch apart from the latest Galaxy Gear mobile devices. Samsung’s wearable technology devices keep the displays turned off until the wrist is flicked upward. That said, while LG has given that much information about its upcoming wearables, it has not explained exactly how it will be able to accomplish this screen that is always on. That said, there are two primary possibilities that have been identified.

There are some other always on smartwatch gadgets that have already hit the market.

One was seen in the SmartWatch 2 from Sony ,which uses an LCD screen that is “transreflective”. While the color display in those wearables can last for days on a single charge, when it is not actively being used, it switches into grayscale mode in order to help to conserve power.Smartwatch - Battery Life

The other possibility could be similar to the Mirasol display technology from Qualcomm, which allows the display to remain in full color for days at a time when starting at a full charge. Though this technology has yet to make its way into a mass market product, the company has been selling the Toq experimental watch product that uses that type of display.

Other details have also been released by LG, such as the fact that it will be available in “champagne gold” with a white strap, or in black with a black strap. These gadgets will be both dust and water resistant to help to ensure a longer lifespan.

That said, it is the power efficiency that is drawing the largest amount of attention to this smartwatch, as this is one of the issues that is causing the greatest struggles in the development of mobile devices in this category.