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Is LG Leaving PH Smartphone Market? Offer Huge Price Cut on LG G7 ThinQ

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The Philippine smartphone market continues to be an extremely competitive arena for brands. Though this year, brands such as Samsung, OPPO, Vivo and Huawei became standout brands in the local market, selling more phones than other more older brands like LG and Sony. Not to mention that Nokia is slowly climbing up the game again with its new Android One smartphones.

Though doing well in home appliances and audio/visual products such as TVs. LG continues to lose market share in the smartphone market. A few months ago, we spotted that LG’s SM Megamall concept store has been closed down and so are its other branches.

To be honest, we do love LG’s flagship smartphones like the LG V30 and the G6 which were one of our favorite smartphones last year. Though we had a short period of time with the LG G7 ThinQ earlier this year, we do love its camera set up and build quality. But Filipino smartphone market is ruled by entry level and midrange smartphones. LG’s lower end smartphones are sometime under speced and priced higher than usual. The flagships on the other hand, are priced higher than the competition.

LG G7 ThinQ price cut

So where are LG smartphones now? Memoxpress is the sole retailer that carries LG smartphones. In fact, the retailer made a price cut on the LG G7 ThinQ from Php 42,990 to Php 29,990.

LG G7 ThinQ specs:

  • Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
  • Adreno 630 graphics
  • 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage
  • Expandable memory via microSD up to 400GB
  • 6.1-inch Quad HD IPS LCD display (1440 x 3120 pixels) 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • IP68 certified – dust/water proof up to 1.5 meters for 30 mins
  • MIL-STD-810G compliant – drop resistant
  • 16 MP (f/1.6 aperture and OIS) + 16 MP (f/1.9 aperture, wide angle lens) rear facing cameras with laser autofocus, PDAF and LED flash
  • 8 megapixel front facing camera (f/1.9, wide angle lens)
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Fingerprint Scanner, USB Type C, Face Unlock
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • 3,000 mAh battery with QuickCharge 3.0 and Wireless Charging Support
  • Android 8.0 Oreo upgradable to Android 9.0 Pie Q1 2019

Is LG leaving the PH smartphone market, we honestly don’t know. But we hope LG could hold on for another year and try to rethink their marketing and pricing strategy here. We just want to think that LG is just pushing themselves back a little bit while thinking their plan for next year. We hope LG could wow us again in 2019.

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