Whilst we are still patiently waiting for the LG G3 to arrive on Western shores, the smartphone is already on sale in LG’s home country of South Korea, and it appears that the handset is off to a running start.
According to ETNews, which is based in Korea, the LG G3 has been selling somewhere between 25,000 and 30,000 handsets each and every day since its launch last Wednesday, pretty much doubling the impressive figures set by last year’s LG G2. Even more importantly for LG, the company is winning the battle of the flagships on its home turf. LG’s latest flagship is outselling the new Samsung Galaxy S5 by a factor of more than three to one. The Galaxy S5 managed to sell around 7,000 to 8,000 units per day during its initial launch period back at the end of March.
It also appears that LG has spent just a faction on marketing compared with Samsung’s mighty PR budget, although LG still managed to obtain plenty of coverage thanks to the abundance of hardware leaks. Both company’s smartphones have their own unique selling points, but my guess is that Korean consumers can’t get enough of the G3’s QHD display.
Although already selling well in Korea, the LG G3 isn’t expected to land in European and US borders until the end of June or early July.