LG shakes things up again in its mobile division. He confirmed to Reuters it will increase the outsourcing of its low and mid-range smartphones. Third-party companies will design and build more devices, and LG will put its label on the phones.
The company still plans to do its own high-end devices. Increased outsourcing will free up more internal research and production resources to focus on high-end smartphones. LG has reassigned some employees and cut some production and R&D positions. When he revealed the Wing, LG said he would keep experimenting with smartphone design even if this bizarre device was a total flop.