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LG sells 500,000 LG Optimus G Pro units in first 40 days in Korea

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LG sells 500,000 LG Optimus G Pro units in first 40 days in Korea
Korean manufacturer LG had high hopes for the LG Optimus G as it was chock full of homegrown features from LG subsidiaries. But the phone never became the hit LG had hoped for and that goal has been left up to the bigger and better spec'd LG Optimus G Pro. Entering the consciousness of Koreans on February 21st, after just 40 days LG says that 500,000 units have been sold.

The LG Optimus G Pro has sold 500,000 units in 40 days in Korea

The LG Optimus G Pro has sold 500,000 units in 40 days in Korea

The only thing that is holding the phone back from being mentioned in the same breathe with the HTC One and the Sammy Twins (Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung GALAXY Note II) is the question about whether the LG Optimus G Pro will make it to the states. Why shouldn't it? It has that large 5.5 inch FHD screen, a quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 2GB of RAM. This is obviously LG's most powerful handset to date. If LG plans on becoming a serious global powerhouse on the high-end, now is not the time to leave out a huge market like the U.S. Can the stateside carriers handle another top-shelf model? Price it low enough for the mobile operators to make a good profit and they would sell two tin cans and a string.

The LG Optimus G Pro is chock full of great features like the second iteration of QSlide. An update will bring to the device the ability for the front facing camera to watch your eyes to turn off and on videos on the phone. Yes, we'd love to see the LG Optimus G Pro go toe to toe with the Samsung GALAXY Note II. Meanwhile, the first half million units are sold and perhaps this will give LG executives the encouragement needed to make the "G" on the phone stand for Global. With 500,000 units sold in the first 40 days, it must already stand for Good.

source: LG (translated) via AndroidCentral

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posted on 02 Apr 2013, 02:16 4

1. khaledmhawesh (Posts: 33; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


IPhone and Samsung sells millions in weekends

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 02:17 2

2. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Cool, but is LG Apple and Samsung? No?

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 02:25 4

4. tech2 (Posts: 1669; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


But is LG Optimus G Pro trying to be like Samsung ? Yes ?

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 03:11 5

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Was Samsung trying to be like apple? Yes. Are they still trying to be like apple? Yes

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 03:13 5

9. tech2 (Posts: 1669; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Give me one concrete example where Samsung is now trying to be like Apple ?

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 03:23 2

12. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Hahahahaha

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 03:42 5

14. tech2 (Posts: 1669; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Was I rude to you in anyway ? I just posted an honest question for your comment !

FYI, the reason why I posted my comment was because Optimus G Pro is in almost every way trying to be like Samsung's Note series !!!

Have an opinion during a conversation not arrogance !

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 03:40 8

13. rusticguy (Posts: 2812; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


On the contrary, now Apple is trying to be SAMSUNG :)

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 06:26 2

21. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Both are trying to be each other. LG is just trying to be itself. :)

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 04:31 1

16. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


There's is too much in the past 6 years, Samsung has been tailing on the back of Apple since 2007. They aren't too much anymore, but yeah.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 05:42

19. tech2 (Posts: 1669; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Concrete example ?

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 23:27

29. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


$1 billion says so.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 07:38

26. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


S-voice, and keeping the physical home button.

Sammy lost in court for a reason.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 05:08 1

17. a961009 (Posts: 111; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)


It is only in Korea. I think you don't know that Iphone5 was worse than this in Korea. Actually this beats Galaxy Note2 in Korea

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 08:06

27. ajac09 (Posts: 1327; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


for LG thats amazing. Is it better sales then the blackberry to? If it is not saying much

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 02:24 4

3. siddharth04 (Posts: 3; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


I think LG is growing very fast and we will see it become a relevant player very soon.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 02:36 6

5. Xolar (Posts: 57; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


I'm sure Samsung is very scared right now

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 03:15 4

10. asingha94 (Posts: 286; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


Lg is much better than samsung in everyway but only thing they are lack of,that is proper marketing......i use a lg optimus 4x.tjats a awesome phone...

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 03:19 5

11. Xolar (Posts: 57; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


true.. and almost all of LG's phones are great..

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 06:28 1

23. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Agree! :)

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 02:45 4

6. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Even i dislike LG's phones, that's pretty good considering they are going head-on with Samsung in their home ground...

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 06:27 1

22. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Can I ask why you dislike LG's phones? Because of the late update?

I'm just curious. :)

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 06:43 1

24. asingha94 (Posts: 286; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


I think may be those are not cheap plastic!may be they need more plastic than feature or good build quality....!!

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 07:20 1

25. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


REMEMBER, plastic is cheap, but plastic gives ok build quality, and doesn't get scratches easily. :)

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 03:11 2

8. Andrewtst (Posts: 276; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Good for others manufacture grow sales, this means Samsung will getting sales lesser and lesser.

Is time lesson Samsung for following Apple, release product with similar design.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 03:47 2

15. Eonnaydra (Posts: 195; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


My 1 year old LG Optimus Sol still works perfect with Cyanogen on it.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 05:28

18. ryq24 (Posts: 459; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


The Koreans seems to replace their phone every time a new model comes out. Their dump site might be full of year old phones !

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 05:51 1

20. Silencerzzz (Posts: 21; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Say what ever you want to say. Only minority talking BS about Samsung. The majority proved with action and that's why Samsung can sell 30m unit in 100 days.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 09:41

28. Neurone (Posts: 54; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Korean People might have confused Gpro with note 2, so half million sold !!!!

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