LG might suspend mobile phone production in South Korea (Update: Confirmed) - Android Authority
LG might suspend mobile phone production in South Korea (Update: Confirmed) Android AuthorityAccording to a statement from the company, LG will suspend mobile phone production in South Korea this year, relying only on its Vietnam plant instead.
Update, April 25, 2019 (10:41 AM ET): In an email to Android Authority, an LG representative confirmed that the plant suspension rumor discussed below is true.
In the statement, the LG rep said that the company is “relocating our Korea smartphone manufacturing to Haiphong, Vietnam” in an effort to make its smartphone business “much more competitive for the global market.”
The rep also pointed out that this plan has been in the works for years since the Vietnam plant .
The rep also confirmed that the South Korea plant will continue to be the hub for smartphone R&D, design, quality assurance, etc., while manufacturing will be handled by other plants.
Original article, April 24, 2019 (10:02 AM ET): According to a new report from , LG will supposedly suspend mobile device manufacturing at its plant in South Korea at some point this year. This would shift the manufacturing of flagship mobile phones to its existing plant in Vietnam instead.
Reuters cited the Korean Yonhap News Agency as its source for this new rumor, which in turn cited an anonymous tipster. We’ve reached out to for a definitive statement on the matter, but didn’t hear back before press time.