LG might ship less than half the number of LG G5 units this year than originally planned

LG might ship less than half the number of LG G5 units this year than originally planned
With its new flagship LG G5 said to be selling poorly, the manufacturer is now looking to report smartphone shipments of 15 million units for the second quarter. That is down from LG's previous estimate predicting that it would report shipments of 16.5 million handsets for the three-month period.

LG had originally figured that it would ship 3 to 3.5 million units of the LG G5 during the second quarter. But the actual number of LG G5 phones delivered in the period will turn out to be 2.5 million, according to Korea's Aju Business Daily. As a result, the company will show a second quarter loss of $110.59 million USD to $112.32 million for its Mobile Communications group. That would actually be an improvement when compared to the $174.5 million USD that the division lost during the same quarter last year.

LG had hoped to ship 12 million units of the LG G5 this year. Instead, the company might end up delivering just 5.5 million units of its flagship phone. The handset faces tough competition as the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge are estimated to have rung up sales of 26 million units since launching in March. If there is any consolation for LG, it is that HTC is doing even worse. A recent report said that the beleaguered company will struggle to sell 1 million units of its HTC 10 flagship smartphone this year.

The manufacturer is the seventh largest smartphone manufacturer in the world with the company trailing Samsung, Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Lenovo.

source: Digitimes

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1. rkoforever90

Posts: 473; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

hopefully LG will make a comeback with v10 successor and LG G6

3. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They won't, the market is set and without any real change no one is breaking the mold. LG offers nothing over everyone else and likely won't go anywhere fast.

12. tabber

Posts: 6; Member since: May 20, 2016

"LG offers nothing over everyone else" Yep, totally agree. Definitely offered nothing else over the other current flagships. Actually, there was the removable battery. That's a great idea. But apart from that, offers nothing else. Oh, there is that wide angle camera. Users absolutely love that. But apart form the removable battery, and wide angle camera, nothing... hang on. There is the always on display that shows the time and 4 notification icons. Arguably better than the S7, which doesnt show as much. But apart form the removeable battery, the wide angle camera, the always on display..... Ok, IR Blaster. A lot of manufacturers have done away with that. Oh, and there is the FM radio, similar story. And they did get rid of the antenna lines on the back too. But apart from all of that. Totally in agreement. Offers nothing over any other flagship. If I worked on the LG design team, i'd be banging my head against a wall about now. People claim they want something innovative, but they don't. They want the better looking S7. Glass and all. What a fickle bunch us consumers are.

17. Furbal unregistered

Poorly marketed and the modules just plain suck and are not available, not to mention my att version only works with their camera grip, not the one ever other model uses? It's a good phone, minus some QC issues but they make some stupid mistakes. I'd use mine more but I have a crappy uneven screen that LG refuses to fix

19. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

LG does offer a lot with the G5 and IMO it's probably the best phone out there... the problem is LG did a terrible job promoting it.

4. khurram87

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

They cannot make a comeback unfortunately. The smartphone market is very unforgiving. Which company has made a "successful comeback" in this market ?

8. rkoforever90

Posts: 473; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

they did made a comeback once with the G2,

9. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

Samsung actually turned the game. But I still wouldn't call it comeback.

2. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

This is still... 5 times better than HTC 10, no? 5.5 million sold, vs. 1 million. HTC is fucked. Pricing is too high for what it is - an HTC. Not a Samsung or Apple. Either way, would get either the 10 or the G5, if they become much cheaper.


Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 16, 2015

I remember when Lg G5 and HTC came out, the army of Samsung haters declared that they are superior devices to S7 and that they will sell good. Eat up your words. HTC 10 + LG G5 = 3,5 million units. S7/S7 edge = 27 million.

7. Shocky unregistered

Happens every time, HTC and LG fans are a deluded bunch,

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

even with that, they still manage to increase their profithttp://www.fudzilla.com/news/41078-lg-profits-reach-two-year-high

10. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

G4 had the best design but terrible battery life. The boot loop problem didn't help either. They should build off the V10 now with flagship specs but keep the design close to original.

11. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

What are you talking about? Mine runs 4 days of battery with light use, about 1h SOT a day (its my office phone)

15. TerryTerius unregistered

Eh, no offense but your positive experience doesn't negate the numerous articles and consumer complaints of the G4 having bad battery life.

13. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Honestly I love Lg, but this phone had 2 flaws for me, I love the removable battery but they should have made it a larger one, second the screen size needed to be a little bigger....I have a G4 and I am ready to upgrade but not to boh a smaller battery and screen....So I await the V10 successor, hopefully they get that right.

14. IronTech

Posts: 153; Member since: May 27, 2016

Bigger battery with the super AMOLED display for the next G6, I'll definitely ditch my G3 for it within a week after its release.

16. Romantico3pe

Posts: 179; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

If they go amoled i will never buy an lg again


Posts: 654; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

I loved my G3, no phone came close to that... But it's broke now so I'm forced to take the G5 since I didn't want the S6 edge insurance initially offered me (I was trying to wait it out another generation). I'm just hoping they don't send me a bad one.

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