LG is bucking the trend of struggling Android smartphone companies like Samsung and HTC, after revealing that is shipped a record 14.5 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2014. That’s a 20 percent increase on one year previous.

The company isn’t just shipping more phones, it says that mobile sales for the period were its highest since 2010, coming in at $3.51 billion. The company finished the quarter with $83.4 million in profit, ending three straight-quarters of losses.


LG says “much of the success” was down to its flagship G3‘s popularity in Korea, and global sales of its mid-range L Series III phones. Coming up, the company is launching the G3 worldwide, and will release a mid-range variant called the G3 Beat, as well as other L Series devices.

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Also read: LG G3 review: Third time’s a charm for LG’s 5.5″ flagship, but questions remain over battery life

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