Some early sales numbers of have eeked out of Korean publication ETNews suggesting LG’s G3 is off to a very nice start. According to information they claim to have, the LG G3 is selling between 25,000 and 30,000 units per day since its launch on May 28th. The first takeaway alone was impressive — this was twice as fast as the LG G2 was selling when it first launched.
But even more staggering is the publication’s claims that the LG G3 is outselling the Samsung Galaxy S5 3-to-1 in the same launch period. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is said to have sold 7,000 to 8,000 per day in its launch. Our early thoughts have us wondering if this is simply an anomaly or something more. Has LG finally crafted a phone that people can get excited for and get behind? Or is this a one-off result in their home turf?
The former scenario certainly is plausible with LG being one of the first OEMs to mass produce a flagship smartphone with a Quad HD display inside — throw that fact into a couple of marketing bulletins and it could heavily sway public opinion. Couple that with improved build quality, cutting edge internals and new features, and we’d say that’s a fine recipe for success.
It’s needless to say that LG still has a lot of work to do if they want to catch the Samsung Galaxy S5, which has already launched in over 100 countries around the world. And there’s no telling if LG will enjoy the same success in other regions as they have at home.
One thing’s for sure, though — they’re probably feeling real nice right now, and they’ll want to make sure the momentum continues to roll as they look to launch in even more markets starting later this month. In the meantime, satiate your appetite for this treat by watching our hands-on video right here.