Not bad LG, but you’re still no Samsung.

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LG says it has sold 15 million Optimus L phones, and claims to be the No. 2 smartphone brand for Aussie ‘pre-paid’ customers and No. 3 Android player off the back of its L3, L5, L7 handsets, launched last year.

Samsung is the No. 1 Android vendor followed by HTC in Australia.

LG says it sold an Optimus L smartphone globally every second over the past two months, propelling sales to over 15 million, globally.

However, recent figures from Gartner show LG has a long way to go before it makes it into the smartphone top 10 makers, although is No. 5 mobile phone vendor globally.

“The launch of the first range of L Series devices (L2 Dual Sim, L3, L5, L7 and L9) has delivered fantastic growth for the local business” said Jonathan Banks, Head of Mobile, LG Australia.

The Koreans have made no secret of the fact it is eagerly looking to enlarge its share of the smartphone market and will soon launch Optimus G II.

LG’s Optimus G ‘superphone’ will be revealed to Australia media next month a spokesperson told SmartHouse today, and will go on sale soon in Telstra only, but no date is earmarked yet. However, it is likely the next round of LG smartphones will have a wider reach locally.

LG has also increase its smartphone reputation with Google Nexus 4 which is selling like hot cakes, made in conjunction with the Android creator, Google.

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Building on this momentum, LG says will unveil the new gen L series at Mobile World Congress later this month promising with better design and features.

“The success of the Optimus L Series globally confirms our belief that there is a market for well-balanced smartphones that represent unique consumer tastes,” said Banks.

“The new Optimus L SeriesII expands upon the design philosophy of the original series so we’re confident that LG will have another hit on its hands. ”

The Optimus L3, Optimus L5 and Optimus L7 all have a a slim unibody and feature smart LED lighting around the home button.

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