LG may have sold 3 million G2s after all

LG may have sold 3 million G2s after all
Sales of LG's G2 flagship smartphone might be higher than previously reported - although certainly not as high as LG had planned.

There were two reports this month indicating that the South Korean company sold slightly over 2 million G2 units around the world since the handset’s initial announcement in August. However, according to Yonhap News, local analysts believe that LG sold more than 3 million G2s until now, with 900,000 units being shipped in South Korea only.

An LG official was quoted as saying: "Although we cannot reveal specific data, the sales of (the LG G2) are gathering ground smoothly." Even so, having spent a lot of cash to market the G2 and other smartphones, LG is expected to post an operating loss for Q4 2013.

It's not clear what the Google Nexus 5 (also manufactured by LG, and partially blamed for the weak sales of the G2) has done for the Korean company in terms of revenue. Google doesn't usually disclose sales numbers for its Nexus devices, so we may never find out how many Nexus 5 units LG had (and still has) to make.

Regardless of how well it sells, the G2 remains one of this year's best high-end smartphones. We can only hope that LG will manage to do even better with its successor, expected to be called LG G3.  

source: Yonhap News

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  • Battery 3000 mAh(21.3h 3G talk time)

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20 Comments

1. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

3. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

oops *for (probably should turn autocorrect on)

4. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

oops *for (probably should turn autocorrect on)

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

G2 is still new and now talking about G3, that's too early. Improve on Marketing and Updates LG.

5. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

... o_O

7. mikelemon

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Didn't you know Galaxy S6 is being talked about?!

10. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yup I know but let S5 come first. I thought they are going to announce G3 on Jan-Feb's CES-MWC resp. may be possible. As the announcement gap between S4 and S5 is more but G2 is just new with almost recent specs. and released just few months ago. Even HTC's One and One Two or M8 has more announce gap.

6. sri_tech

Posts: 188; Member since: May 21, 2013

I think its a big disappointment for LG even though its a good phone. They posted $75 million loss in Q3 despite selling record no.(12.1 million) of smartphones in that quarter. Still LG and Sony have other divisions to fall back upon but the biggest worry is HTC. Its really sad that HTC ONE did not sell well even though its praised by every reviewer on earth.

11. oister85

Posts: 504; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I know but I think the low sales was cause the 4mp camera and no micro sd.

15. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

if it had at least an 8up camera and 64gig it would be boss

16. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

OVER 3 MILLIONS sold G2 units in 3 MONTHS is NOT BAD! G2 IS NOT YET AVAILABLE in all countries of the World.... and LG Nexus 5 is also an LG Device.... L-2 SERIES & G Flex are doing good.... Still good job LG!

18. Trex95

Posts: 2314; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

And who told you HTC one doesn't sell well?! HTC one in some countries sold more than S4, Xperia Z1 and G2.

8. tmcr7

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

Just wait for the official announcement. In my country, the G2 is doing very well especially during the December holidays.

9. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

i just hope they dont scale back on marketing after this. the G2 had the biggest marketing campaign for any LG smartphone

12. AFnerdTP unregistered

it's really too bad.. i upgraded to the LG G2 this holiday from a cyber monday deal, but I HAPPEN TO REALLY LIKE IT NOW. wanted to get the note3 initially, but damn, this is a good phone. and knock-on feature is a KILLER!!

13. Doakie

Posts: 2443; Member since: May 06, 2009

Well I know I was planning on buying one then changed my mind when I realized one small thing that ruined it all for me. I loved the fact that it had on screen buttons, then I tried to customize them to give me a multitasking(app switch) button just like stock Android....no go. You can rearrange the buttons or even add a notifications tray drop down button but you're stuck with the long press home button being your way to the multitasking feature. PASS. I decided I'd stick to my original plan of buying a Note 3 and I using the "Swipe Home Button" app to do an up swipe gesture to get to the multitasking list. Reminds me of the old webOS swipe up to card view gesture. I couldn't really do that with the G2 because of the on screen buttons. Thanks LG. You customized yourself out of the running. Also don't bother chiming in with "Run Cyanogenmod Noob." No thanks I'll leave dealing with quirky Bluetooth and software bugs to my HP Touchpad. I like my phone to work flawlessly otherwise I get very angry. Cyanogenmod is a thing of the past for me, it's not reliable enough to do management work from everyday.

14. hafini_27

Posts: 942; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

It's a really good phone. Hope Lg will be recognized more

17. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

OVER 3 MILLIONS sold G2 units in 3 MONTHS is NOT BAD! G2 IS NOT YET AVAILABLE in all countries of the World.... and LG Nexus 5 is also an LG Device.... L-2 SERIES & G Flex are doing good.... Still good job LG!...

19. COZMAN

Posts: 99; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

LG G2 is amazing for its size and weight which doesn't get mentioned. I have been using a new SAMSUNG Galaxy Note and must say I prefer it. Hats off to LG for a great 2013. This year they will dominate with Motorola and GOOGLE rendering APPLE a company on the slide to nowhere.

20. COZMAN

Posts: 99; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Good point about G 3 too early. That's APPLE Marketing and now we are watching them fade away. From what I have heard. PEOPLE are tired of APPLE controlling ways and want freedom. ANDROID solves that. If APPLE were smart they would dump their OS in favor of Android and focus on looks and features.

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