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LG G3 sells 100,000 units in Korea after just five days

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LG G3 sells 100,000 units in Korea after just five days
While the LG G3 has yet to be released world-wide, it is available for purchase in LG's home country of South Korea. After five days, the company has sold 100,000 units of the flagship model. While we have never won a math contest, we can easily compute that this works out to 20,000 units sold a day. And that is more than twice the number of  LG G2 units that the manufacturer sold in Korea immediately after the device launched last year.

The sales pace that the LG G3 is on is a record for any LG made smartphone, and bodes well for the phone's eventual launch in the U.S. and in Europe. The LG G2 was well received warmly last year, and in fact, was one of the three handsets that we selected as the best smartphone of the year for 2013 (the other two were the Nexus 5 and the Apple iPhone 5s).

As LG prepares to take on the already launched HTC One (M8) and the Samsung Galaxy S5, it has an advantage. The LG G3 will be the first smartphone in the U.S. to feature a screen sporting a 1440 x 2560 resolution screen. And having booked operating profits for the division of 59.3 billion won for 2012 ($58.2 million USD) and 70.9 billion won for 2013 ($69.5 million USD), LG has the money to market its new flagship smartphone properly. Earlier this week, it was reported that the LG G3 is outselling the Samsung Galaxy S5 in Korea by a 3 to 1 margin, although that report had 25,000 to 30,000 units of the LG G3 moving daily.


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source: KoreaTimes via GforGames

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