LG V10 not selling like hotcakes in South Korea

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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V10
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(12h 3G talk time)

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74 Comments

1. fyah_king unregistered

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

7. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Plus the ridiculous size.

64. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

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

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.

35. jojon

Posts: 435; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

..totaly correct ofcourse

20. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

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

45. DDM22

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 15, 2015

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

24. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

LG: Notice me, Samsung-sempai.

26. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

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

36. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 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!

38. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Too expensive for an hotcake.

2. xgrgtr

Posts: 43; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

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

10. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

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

14. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

It even has small bezels!

67. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 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!!

75. Hitokage

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 01, 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,

3. TheYellowFlash

Posts: 45; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

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

15. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 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..

4. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 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.

27. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

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

50. 5characters

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 24, 2015

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

5. jackto

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

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

6. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

8. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1246; Member since: Aug 13, 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.

61. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

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

9. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 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?

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.

37. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Amen. Terry with the homily of the day.

57. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 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

30. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 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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