- The LG G7 ThinQ has reportedly had 70,000 pre-orders in Korea.
- While unofficial, the numbers indicate that more people pre-ordered the LG G7 ThinQ than the LG G6 last year.
- LG released the G7 ThinQ today in South Korea.
The public’s reaction to the LG G7 ThinQ appears to be positive as Etnews reports that more than 70,000 people pre-ordered the device in South Korea. Last year, LG said that around 40,000 people pre-ordered the LG G6 in the four days after pre-order sales started in the home market.
The LG G7 ThinQ has been available for pre-order in Korea since May 11. The reported numbers take into consideration both the LG G7 ThinQ and the LG G7 ThinQ Plus. The devices cost 898,700 won (~$833) and 976,800 (~$906) won respectively. The LG G7 ThinQ costs about the same as the LG G6 did upon release.
LG has a lot staked on the release of the G7 ThinQ being a success. The company changed its smartphone release strategy earlier this year and the G7 is the first device to come from this change. Ultimately, the company hopes the device can help turn around its loss-making mobile division.
Of course, solid pre-order numbers from one country don’t make a phone a success or a failure. Also, the report didn’t arrive directly from LG so the actual figures may be slightly different from those suggested.
It’s still a positive sign, though, and reviews have also been largely kind to the device. In our coverage, Lanh Nguyen gave the device 8.7 out of ten and said: “Whether the LG G7 ThinQ will be able to outshine its biggest rivals remains to be seen but it certainly has the firepower to go toe-to-toe with the best smartphones available.”
LG officially released the LG G7 ThinQ in Korea on May 18. It will be available for purchase in the U.S. and Canada on Friday, June 1.