LG halts phone manufacturing in South Korea for 2019, relocating to Vietnam

id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body”> LG’s latest premium phone, the G8 ThinQ.

베트남 황제투어 비용Angela Lang/CNET LG is making some literal moves. The South Korean electronics and phone company is relocating their mobile production facility in South Korea for the year, and focusing instead on one of its plants in Haiphong, Vietnam, 베트남황제투어 according to Reuters and first reported by South Korean news outlet Yonhap News Agency.

Though LG overall is profiting, its mobile division posted a $172 million loss in the second quarter of 2018. And while smartphone sales are down globally, things are especially difficult for LG. Its last couple of flagship phones didn’t take off, and it still must compete against bigger companies like Samsung, Huawei and Apple, too.  

With the relocation, the company does not plan to downsize its phone business, 베트남 여행 however. The move is to make LG “much more competitive for the global market,” said LG senior director of global corporate communications Ken Hong. “Korea will continue to be the hub for smartphone R&D, design, quality assurance, etc.”  

As reported by Reuters, the factory in South Korea mostly makes premium phone models, which would include devices like the LG G8 ThinQ or 호치민 밤문화 비용 the upcoming V50 ThinQ, and manufactures about 10% to 20% of LG’s total smartphones. In addition to South Korea and Vietnam, the company also has factories in China, 베트남 여행 후기 Brazil and India.

Originally published April 24, 2:35 p.m. PT. 
Update, April 25: Adds comment from LG.

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