Now that LG’s mobile division will be spearheaded by a new CEO, we might not get to witness the successor of LG’s G Pro 2 smartphone. Juno Cho will be replacing Park Jong-Seok as the president and CEO of the company’s mobile division. Jong-Seok’s health issues resulted in him stepping down from his current position, but he will still be retaining a supporting role in the management. Thanks to the change in leadership, LG’s G Pro smartphone brand’s future is looking considerably bleak.
However, the change in leadership was not the core reason, the company is strongly being discouraged from rolling out the G Pro 3. So far, the G Pro series have failed miserably in challenging the popularity of Samsung’s Galaxy Note series. There were other rumors fluttering about that LG was going to incorporate its own NUCLUN chip for the LG G Pro 3. So far, the NUCLUN chipset has turned out to be a huge disappointment, so the only direction left for the company is to assimilate Qualcomm’s high end chipset in to the company’s upcoming flagship device, the G4.
The G4 will be the first of many devices that will be sporting Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chipset. However, the official release date of the device might have to be extended as there are rumors suggesting that Qualcomm is having production issues with the Snapdragon 810 chipset, primarily due to overheating and GPU driver issues.
Regardless, LG’s G3 smartphone proved that the company is still fighting back to retain a large piece of the pie in the smartphone market share. The only question remains is that how far will the company be willing to go in order to raise the bar for its upcoming G4 device? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.