Not long ago there have been several reports suggesting that Samsung’s Head of the Mobile Communications division JK Shin will be replaced by TV & home appliance chief BK Yoon. Reportedly, the decision was made following the decreasing sales of the Galaxy S series. As it turns out though, these rumors have been eventually debunked and JK Shin will maintain his position among executives.
On the other hand, Samsung’s closest rival – LG – did replace its head of mobile division but for different reasons. LG’s mobile segment has been recently taken over by Juno Cho because Dr. Jong-Seok Park has been suffering from health issues.
In any case, what we’re getting at is that the new leadership already seems to have made an important decision concerning LG’s future line-up, as according to reports from Korea, the LG G Pro series has been killed in order for the company to focus its attention towards the development of the LG G4.
LG G Pro Series Killed, LG G4 In The Spotlight
The LG G Pro series was designed to fit the bill as a larger-screen counterpart based on a given LG flagship phone. For instance, the LG G Pro 2 packs a 5.9-inch Full HD display, whereas the LG G2 features a 5.2-inch panel.
Now, given that the LG G series is already employing bigger displays (the LG G3 features a 5.5-inch panel), LG’s new head of mobile division believes that the G Pro series has become obsolete. As such, reports from Korea now suggest that the LG G Pro series has been killed in order for the manufacturer to focus more energy on the upcoming flagship phone – the LG G4.
It’s also interesting to note that the previous rumors have suggested that the LG G Pro 3 will hit the market in early 2015 featuring a NUCLUN CPU under the hood and we cannot help but wonder if the poor market reception of LG’s in-house application processor may have also persuaded the company into dropping the series altogether.
Whatever the case, while this is bad news for fans of the G Pro series, these new events do make us even more interested in the LG G4 itself. Any thoughts?