The LG G7 ThinQ has nearly doubled last year's LG G6 pre-order numbers in Korea

The LG G7 ThinQ has nearly doubled last year's LG G6 pre-order numbers in Korea
The LG G7 ThinQ appears to be selling much better than last year’s LG G6. After a number of difficult quarters for the South Korean company’s mobile unit, the initial reaction to LG’s latest flagship could signal a slight turnaround for the brand. After all, according to a new report by ETNews, LG’s newest smartphone has nearly doubled the pre-order numbers of last year’s device.

In just four days since the new device went up for pre-order in LG’s home country, the LG G7 ThinQ has managed to attract the attention of over 70,000 people, a huge boost over last year’s figures. To be specific, the number represents an increase of 30,000 over the 40,000 units that were pre-ordered last year during the same time period. Nevertheless, these numbers are certainly not indicative of how popular the G7 ThinQ will be throughout the rest of the year. Once the pre-order period is over in South Korea, interest in the device could easily nosedive if LG doesn’t market the device well enough. In addition, even if the device remains popular throughout the rest of the year in the market, it is unlikely to make a significant dent in LG’ finances. In order to do this, the LG G7 ThinQ will have to prove itself to be a worthy contender in major markets such as the US and Europe, not just LG’s home country of South Korea.

It will remain to be seen how LG’s latest flagship performs on a global level when compared to last year’s LG G6. But, if the company can market the device correctly, outperforming the G6 certainly isn’t out of reach. After all, unlike its predecessor, the G7 ThinQ ships with the latest high-end processor and appears to be aiming for a broader range of customers with the inclusion of the display notch.

source: ETNews (translated) via: Android Authority

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G7 ThinQ
  • Display 6.1" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(20h talk time)

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18 Comments

1. shield

Posts: 814; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Nice LG! LG G7 ThinQ is best Smartphone in 2018 for me!

2. Cat97

Posts: 1766; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Except for the battery, unfortunately. The 3000mAh battery and large TFT are a bad combination (see the test on this website). This is the only reason I'm not buying it and will choose the OnePlus 6 instead.

12. shield

Posts: 814; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

TFT is TN, IPS is LCD.

13. sgodsell

Posts: 6840; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The thing is it's a new type of LCD called MLCD which is suppose to be much better at power efficiency. Instead of 3 color pixels it has 4. RGBW, where the W is a separate white pixel. The Sony Xperia XZ2 has the same type of display as well. It's even brighter than traditional LCD displays while using less energy.

17. integrazimmy

Posts: 58; Member since: May 30, 2015

Agreed! The overall consensus is that the G7 outlasts the G6 by over an hour even though the battery is smaller thanks to an LCD that rivals OLED in efficiency (just look at PAs own testing S9 Vs G7 are separated by just 3 minutes with same battery size, but the G7 has a Display that is 5% bigger) and also a much more efficient SD845 (About 60% more efficient through two gens SD821 vs SD845). Would I have liked to have a bigger battery??? Who wouldn't? You could say that about ANY phone! But a balance had to be struck between efficiency and a well balanced phone in terms of features!!! Just look at Razer phone.... Huge Battery, biggest battery efficiency let down!!! So Size isn't all, it's efficiency and LG's finally hitting their strides with the G7!!! I'm also really looking forward to the BOOMBOX speakers that all reviewers are raving about!!!

15. Guaire

Posts: 855; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Nice joke.

3. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

sorry , It will be V40

9. Joosty

Posts: 464; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Wouldn't go as far as to say THE BEST, But definitely a great package if the pricing is right. This may be the underdog of 2018 again, just like the G6.

4. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Thanks to BTS

14. TechNeck

Posts: 643; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Yeah, and that the fact the LG G7 is a great phone.

5. Sparkxster

Posts: 1178; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Good LG! Now make sure that software upgrade center pushes out fast updates :-)

6. sissy246

Posts: 7000; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Good job LG , hope this one does good for you. Spend a little money and put on some good ads.

7. j_grouchy

Posts: 164; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

As much as I like my G6, I just can't be excited about the G7...or LG in general. I've decided that from now on I'm shopping for battery life and camera over other features in my next device. I need a phone that will consistently last AT LEAST a full day without needing to be plugged in or put in a charger. The G6 can do it some days, but most days require a boost halfway through my day.

11. Xperia14

Posts: 1205; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Agreed. I love my G6, but battery life and camera quality are the weakest points for me as well. Software is a close third.

18. integrazimmy

Posts: 58; Member since: May 30, 2015

All the more reason to upgrade to a G7. Better battery life (size isn't the only thing that matters) and the AI within the camera app along with Pixel binning for low light photos makes the G7 a worthy upgrade! I'm going for it!!!

8. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I'm on MetroPCS right now and want a G7 which isn't going to be sold by my carrier, so now I'm going to be waiting for one to come up used on Swappa, or for B&H to sell an unlocked one. If I could preorder it I would.

16. Rager722

Posts: 621; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

Why not just buy a T-Mobile one?

10. Ayman123

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 01, 2017

Nice phone!!!

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