LG expects to sell 12 million G4 smartphones

LG expects to sell 12 million G4 smartphones
Last month, we told you that LG was expecting to sell 10 million G4 smartphones around the world. Now that the handset is finally official, LG is reportedly more optimistic when it comes to sales numbers. According to Korean website Yonhap News, the company believes it can sell 12 million G4s globally. Since the G3 was sold in about 10 million units, LG clearly expects the new flagship to be more successful than its predecessor.

While the G4 has a 5.5-inch Quad HD display (like the G3), this is an improved, slightly curved screen that offers increased brightness and color accuracy. That aside, the new LG flagship features a six-core, 64-bit Snapdragon 808 processor, a 16 MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, 8 MP front-facing camera, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 3000 mAh battery. The G4 has multiple variants, including some with genuine leather rear covers.

While it's hard to say if the G4 can indeed be more successful than the G3, we assume the new handset will perform well when it comes to sales anyway. But we'll see about that after the device is released around the world. Meanwhile, here's our LG G4 hands-on, and here's all you need to know about the smartphone.


source: Yonhap News

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  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18.5h talk time)

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31 Comments

1. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Well, here is the G3+, the next "just another Lagdroid"

3. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

They would only sell between 4 - 5 millions max.

2. Awalker

Posts: 1982; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I think they're being overly optimistic.

4. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Not impressed whatsoever this time by LG.

7. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

lol all you know is the benchmark score that's really funny!

21. Urosz

Posts: 52; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

if u live on benchmark scores good luck

9. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

LG can't do any better, just like all other Android OEMs. The fun is over for Google and Android.

5. QWERTYslider unregistered

Nope. Not gonna happen. No fingerprint scanner, too wide, etc.

14. HSN87

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

LOL!! again crying for fingerprint scanner??

18. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

He's obviously a troll.

6. gtrc11

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 05, 2015

i dont know why the haters keep commenting simply stop see lg g4 post

8. Simona unregistered

The site spammed by G4 now... Hey Parena, why u didn't spam your site with P8? U just splashed one article about that phone? And that's it.. no signs anymore..

10. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

I can feel your pain lolz ;)

19. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

I'd say P8 is a less-anticipated product.

11. Derekjeter

Posts: 1529; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

If they sell it for $299 OFF contract or free on contract. I don't see them selling anymore than the G3.

12. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

I don't think it will sell too good, people seem to be on the waters about the 808. Keep in mind it's still better than the 810. The S6 and samsung is a clear winner for the sales this year. Let's see how that new Nexus and new moto phone goes.

13. TechGirl90 unregistered

LOL, the whiners on this post and the upcoming whiners who will post stupid negative comments astounds me, I must find something to complain about, I have a desire to judge something without even trying it first, if I don't find something to complain about, I don't know if I can live anymore (dramatic music playing) LOL, it's like a soap opera in this thread, I have a question for you whiners, do you think LG or any other OEM gives a rat's backside of the stupid negative comments being said? or that you won't buy their device because it doesn't have this feature? I'll answer it for you, Nope, they're too busy trying to compel us consumers to buy their product, and nope LG nor any other OEM paid me to post this comment, it's just common sense, who on earth negatively critiques something without trying it first? In my opinion that is by far one of the stupidest things I've ever heard of, sorry if I'm coming off as rude, but just think about it, am I really going to judge something and say "this sucks LG, it will be a disappointment, Snapdragon 808 fails in Benchmarks yadda yadda yadda, etc etc etc" without even testing the device first? Talk about never being satisfied with anything, a company fixes a problem the consumers complain about by releasing a successor to that product, and find something else to moan or groan about, Quit being whiners.

16. gaming64 unregistered

Your comment gave me cancer.

22. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

It was quite the cancer giving read.

15. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

The G3 made a big splash last year this one is less compact, uglier, the SD808 will turn some away. Recent currency fluctuations will impact some areas ,unless they adjust pricing while Samsung and Apple have more compelling products now than what they had last year. If they sell it cheaper then sure but apples for apples this will sell worse than the G3. Even right now many would rather buy the G3 at 400$ or even less instead of the G4 at whatever price it gets (600-700$).

17. kevkyle

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

Oh, i'm getting One....missed my G3 , it had a fantastic camera. The almost DLSR camera alone in the G4 is a major BUY..... ...another addition to my collection of android superphones - ascend mate 7, xperia z ultra, galaxy alpha, lg g3, note 4, s5.....the last two i got for my good nephews ...i don't diss other Android OEMs, i like supporting them for pushingt the envelope in technology" )

20. JonathanAlexander7

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

ok we get it,you are rich

24. kevkyle

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

not really....but i work very hard just like everbody else here ....and i really love gadgets - it's almost an addiction", )

26. JonathanAlexander7

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

thank god i'm not like you,i really love gadgets too,but i'm not buying it every year,that's a waste of money,but this year i'm gonna buy iPad Air 2 for replace my 4 year old iPad 2,and still rocking my Note 3 from christmas 2013,maybe Note 5,i don't know,i'm still considering every option,maybe i skip for Note 6 next year,haha,just my opinion :)

28. kevkyle

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

yeah..you're right....impulsive buying is so careless.....i'll try to be more conscious 'bout spending", ) - maybe just one new flagship purchase for 2015? - (", ) ....arrrgghhhh!!!

23. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

LG give us a G4 mini version using FHD display with decent battery as good or better than the Xperias and you get my money. The design is good and fresh but your 5.5 QHD energy-hogging display will be disappointing. Samsung mocked Apple for having wall huggers but they themselves are also adopting the trend of small batteries.

25. Japultra

Posts: 133; Member since: May 16, 2014

Having owned a G2 and a G3, I very much doubt they will reach this 12 million target. The G3, which was the first QHD mass marketed phone and also extremely compact for the screen size, competed against a very boring and lackluster iterative Galaxy update (S5) and sold 10 million. The G4, with no real hardware unique selling propositions, is competing against what is arguably the hottest Android phone of the year (S6). While it may have a better screen than the G3, I would be extremely surprised if it is better than the S6. It also is larger than the G3, which will alienate even more people. I just don't see how they're going to sell 12 million units of this. I would estimate closer to 4-5 million.

27. walkman800

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

Not with this specs, LG.

29. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

They should price it below S6. Or just above the current G3 price.

30. javaprof

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 30, 2015

ı dont think it sell 12 million because s6 is has 14 nm cpu lpddr 4 ufs 2.0 and best camera ı think g4 only sell to xda developer members because it has snapdragon

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