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LG V10 not selling like hotcakes in South Korea

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LG V10 not selling like hotcakes in South Korea
The LG V10, LG's new high-end handset with a second screen and dual front-facing cameras, is not off to a good start in South Korea where the phone launched on October 8th. From that date through the 14th of the month, the multimedia-centric handset did not crack the list showing the top ten selling smartphones in the country. The list was led by the Samsung Galaxy Note5, with the LG V10 mired in 15th place. Samsung's high-end phablet has been in first place each week since its release in Korea eight weeks ago.

Things look bleak for the V10 considering that the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus have just launched in the country. In addition, much of the top ten consists of Samsung devices like the Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy A5, and the Samsung Galaxy Grand Max.  The list was just released last week by ATLAS Research & Consulting.

The LG V10 features a MIL-STD-810G certification for Transit Drops, which means that it was tested to see if it could survive the process by which the military tests the delivery of certain equipment without a parachute. In other words, the phone is designed to withstand falls and drops, and the Dura Skin covering protects it from scratches.

Priced very competitively in South Korea, the LG V10 costs the equivalent of $615 USD. It features a Gorilla Glass 4 protected 5.7-inch screen, with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The 2.1-inch secondary screen will show you notifications and the date, time and weather. The Snapdragon 808 chipset is under the hood, and features a hexa-core GPU and the Adreno 418 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside, along with 64GB of native storage. Those seeking additional memory can access the 2TB capacity microSD slot.

The 16MP rear-facing camera has an aperture of f/1.8, and includes OIS. The dual front-facing 5MP snappers allow you to shoot a wide angle selfie that will let you throw out your selfie stick. A 3000mAh battery keeps the turbines turning, and Android 5.1 is pre-installed with an update to Android 6.0 coming early next year.

In the U.S., the phone will be offered by T-Moble, AT&T and Verizon.

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source: BusinessKorea

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posted on 24 Oct 2015, 15:44 13

1. fyah_king (Posts: 1150; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)

It's that 808
They need to sell it at $550

posted on 24 Oct 2015, 16:00 3

7. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

Plus the ridiculous size.

posted on 25 Oct 2015, 08:51

64. j2001m (Posts: 3005; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)

Oh dear, how many time have I said it if you add removing battery and sd card=fail hahahahahahhahahahahhahahahhah

posted on 24 Oct 2015, 16:40 32

12. TerryTerius (unregistered)

I guarantee you without a shadow of a doubt that overwhelming majority of smartphone buyers do not base their purchases on mobile processors.

Nor are they likely to even know the differences between them.

posted on 24 Oct 2015, 20:16

35. jojon (Posts: 361; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)

..totaly correct ofcourse

posted on 24 Oct 2015, 17:55 4

20. QWERTYphone (Posts: 654; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)

I blame the 808 processor.
This needs to be a $450 phone at launch in the US.

posted on 24 Oct 2015, 22:52 3

45. DDM22 (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Oct 2015)

$450 for lg with 808...thats overchip...$550 atleast.

posted on 24 Oct 2015, 18:09 3

24. zeeBomb (Posts: 2304; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)

LG: Notice me, Samsung-sempai.

posted on 24 Oct 2015, 18:16 1

26. Cheezwiz (Posts: 430; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)

can't really disagree here. $550 would be much more reasonable.

posted on 24 Oct 2015, 20:32

36. zeeBomb (Posts: 2304; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)

The phone literally just came out tho. Damn I may need to think LG needs to share their division if an iPHONE can sell leagues better!

posted on 24 Oct 2015, 20:58

38. iLovesarcasm (Posts: 587; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)

Too expensive for an hotcake.

posted on 24 Oct 2015, 15:49 16

2. xgrgtr (Posts: 43; Member since: 04 Sep 2015)

but ...but...but....sdcards!!!Removable batteries!!!!!!

posted on 24 Oct 2015, 16:20 6

10. Wiencon (Posts: 2025; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)

Why do you feel the need to copy comments from GSMA and paste them here?

posted on 24 Oct 2015, 16:44

14. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

It even has small bezels!

posted on 25 Oct 2015, 09:00

67. jessyi (Posts: 325; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)

LG doesnt market their phones aswell as samsung and iphone do..even though their phones are better, people go for what they see on TV adds or internet adds..i have never seen an LG G4, G3 or V10 ad on TV or the internet apart from youtube.BETTER MARKETING LG!!

posted on 26 Oct 2015, 08:49

75. Hitokage (Posts: 103; Member since: 01 Mar 2015)

I actually saw an ad for the V10 a few days ago. Pretty sure I've seen ads for the G4 too. Not entirely sure why there was an ad for the V10 so early though, still doesn't have an American price or release date,

posted on 24 Oct 2015, 15:50 7

3. TheYellowFlash (Posts: 38; Member since: 08 Oct 2015)

Release a 1080p display in a 5.2" screen like the G2 & I'm sold

posted on 24 Oct 2015, 16:48

15. bur60 (Posts: 881; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)

Exactly, 6 inch device + muscline look won't sell like hotcakes. It needs to be fashionable to sell to average consumers + regular size. No surprise here, it's neither the pricing that holds it down, you get way more than any other device for the price..

posted on 24 Oct 2015, 15:51 4

4. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)

Such a good phone, not the right momenth thou, and not enough propaganda, I also have complaints about the name V10 sounds just like too old, it remaings about Moto basics phones actually.

posted on 24 Oct 2015, 18:47 2

27. BLSEOTB (Posts: 334; Member since: 24 Mar 2015)

Propaganda? WTF you good bro, trying to sound smart?

posted on 24 Oct 2015, 23:54

50. 5characters (Posts: 8; Member since: 24 Oct 2015)

You're doing a fine job not sounding smart, however.

posted on 24 Oct 2015, 15:57

5. jackto (Posts: 19; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)

somehow i am not as exited about smartphones as before.
i guess the smartphone industry is reaching it's limit.

posted on 24 Oct 2015, 15:59

6. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

Of course. Super brick and the SD808 for slim, sleek, sexy, modern, and Exynos 7420/fast memory prices is a complete non starter. LG had the right idea with the Optimus G, Nexus 4, and Nexus 5. Then they just went down hill from there.

I wouldn't even look at this I am surprised other OEM's have such a poor read with their market research.

posted on 24 Oct 2015, 16:07 4

8. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1238; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

Because there's nothing special about it! Bland desgin, gimmicky features, and very common specs. It's gonna just fade away like the LG Flex.

posted on 25 Oct 2015, 06:33

61. willywanta (Posts: 430; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)

LG flex is better i think. It offered a unique design.

posted on 24 Oct 2015, 16:19 5

9. Wiencon (Posts: 2025; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)

When will they finally realize that people don't want super-sized phones? Why do you think regular iP6 sells 3x times better than plus? Why does S6 sell so much better than Note 5?

posted on 24 Oct 2015, 16:43 10

13. TerryTerius (unregistered)

That both is and isn't true. Smaller phones do outsell larger ones, but Samsung has sold over 100 million notes to this day and even if Apple is selling at a 6 to 1 ratio that still means they've moved tens of millions of 6 pluses.

It isn't that big phones don't sell. It's that LG doesn't have the ability to compete in that space which is utterly dominated by Samsung and Apple.

posted on 24 Oct 2015, 20:33 1

37. zeeBomb (Posts: 2304; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)

Amen. Terry with the homily of the day.

posted on 25 Oct 2015, 03:18

57. Wiencon (Posts: 2025; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)

It's because there are no alternatives, only Sony gives smaller option. And if regular iP6 outsells Plus, to me it means people just prefer smaller phones and 5S still sells excellent. I know, they are iPhones, but there is no better phone than 5S in compact category. It really frustrated me when Samsung released Alpha and announced there will be no Alpha 2. A3 or A5 aren't Alpha successors, I don't want compact phones to have mid ranged specs

posted on 24 Oct 2015, 19:07

30. DnB925Art (Posts: 1071; Member since: 23 May 2013)

If that was the case, how come the Note 5 is the best selling phone in South Korea according to the article?

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