LG G6 pre-orders hit 40,000 in Korea after four days
by Alan Friedman / Mar 06, 2017, 10:25 AM
With the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ on the sidelines for now, the LG G6 has rung up 40,000 pre-orders in South Korea during the four days that consumers in the country have been able to reserve the phone. That is a good sign for LG, although the enthusiasm does need to be tempered because the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ won't come into the picture until they are unveiled on March 29th. The actual launch of the pair is expected to take place next month.
Getting back to the LG G6, the phone does have that new LG made panel in its favor. The 5.7-inch display carries a unique 1440 x 2880 resolution (QHD+). The FullVision screen carries an 18:9 aspect ratio. On the other hand, LG was unable to procure the Snapdragon 835 chipset for its new flagship which leaves the phone in the still very capable hands of the Snapdragon 821 SoC. Still, the question is whether consumers will pay the equivalent of $780 USD for what is essentially last-generation technology. The answer is actually positive as far as LG is concerned, since it is likely that the majority of consumers aren't as knowledgeable as PhoneArena readers are when it comes to matters like that.
LG has made some changes to its flagship handset, adding an IP68 certification rating for protection from water and dust. The attempt to make the phone modular has ended after last year's failure, which means that the battery is not replaceable.
Those in South Korea who reserve an LG G6 will be receiving some freebies, including an LG Tone+ wireless headset, a Raleigh Keyboard 2, and a Beetle Mouse. The phone actually launches in the country on March 10th. In the U.S., the LG G6 is expected to be released on April 7th.
source: LG (translated)
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2880 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2350 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3300 mAh(20.5h talk time)
Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 28, 2014
Regrets coming up on 28th March.....
posted on Mar 06, 2017, 10:31 AM 2
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LG did a great job with design. But I think we all can agree the rear design can be improved. Still looks like that robot from futurama.
posted on Mar 06, 2017, 10:34 AM 3
It's great that LG is seeing a positive outcome so far in their homeland. Some folks may not think this is alot, or that it's successful, but it's not only successful for LG, it's alot to them compared to their predecessor. I say good for them!
posted on Mar 06, 2017, 10:45 AM 2
Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017
40.000 people people with weird and unusual taste. If this was the G4, with 80.000 Pre orders, than count me in. This will sell less than the G5.
posted on Mar 06, 2017, 10:51 AM 0
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What a party pooper. Let people buy what they want to buy.
posted on Mar 06, 2017, 11:08 AM 6
Posts: 38; Member since: May 23, 2013
Not going to buy G6 without the super DAC, sorry LG! you made a stupid decision to have different components and functions in different regions.
posted on Mar 06, 2017, 11:22 AM 2
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to be honest 40k preorders is laughable and sad. They should not sell a $800 phone with a camera from 2015 and cpu from 2016 also that dolby vision is something similar to LG Friends, there is no content, there are 17 movies in the entire world filmed in dolby vision. It will be some time until amazon and netflix will provide some content...
posted on Mar 06, 2017, 11:50 AM 1
Posts: 57; Member since: Jul 27, 2014
Tgis will be a leap forward when comes to desgin and packaging but the core experience probably will be on part with the V20. This time it wont have burning samsung phones to pad the reviews a bit. Probably be a good phone but great wont be be a term used to describe in the context of flagships.
posted on Mar 06, 2017, 11:58 AM 0
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Not sure why people are raving over this number, it seems abysmally low to me. South Korea population is quite large at about 50 million people.
posted on Mar 06, 2017, 12:24 PM 0
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Though the 40k pre-order is low, it's still a better number compared to the G6's predecessor.
posted on Mar 06, 2017, 12:45 PM 1
Exactly! This is what some folks are not understanding or probably don't want to understand. It seems like if there is any positive reports concerning LG's Products or the Company itself, there is always a hating reaction in the comments, but let the tables turn and it be Samsung, some folks will be prostrating it. -_-
posted on Mar 06, 2017, 6:25 PM 0
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