LG sells 500,000 LG Optimus G Pro units in first 40 days in Korea

LG sells 500,000 LG Optimus G Pro units in first 40 days in Korea
Korean manufacturer LG had high hopes for the LG Optimus G as it was chock full of homegrown features from LG subsidiaries. But the phone never became the hit LG had hoped for and that goal has been left up to the bigger and better spec'd LG Optimus G Pro. Entering the consciousness of Koreans on February 21st, after just 40 days LG says that 500,000 units have been sold.

The only thing that is holding the phone back from being mentioned in the same breathe with the HTC One and the Sammy Twins (Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung GALAXY Note II) is the question about whether the LG Optimus G Pro will make it to the states. Why shouldn't it? It has that large 5.5 inch FHD screen, a quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 2GB of RAM. This is obviously LG's most powerful handset to date. If LG plans on becoming a serious global powerhouse on the high-end, now is not the time to leave out a huge market like the U.S. Can the stateside carriers handle another top-shelf model? Price it low enough for the mobile operators to make a good profit and they would sell two tin cans and a string.

The LG Optimus G Pro is chock full of great features like the second iteration of QSlide. An update will bring to the device the ability for the front facing camera to watch your eyes to turn off and on videos on the phone. Yes, we'd love to see the LG Optimus G Pro go toe to toe with the Samsung GALAXY Note II. Meanwhile, the first half million units are sold and perhaps this will give LG executives the encouragement needed to make the "G" on the phone stand for Global. With 500,000 units sold in the first 40 days, it must already stand for Good.

source: LG (translated) via AndroidCentral

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Optimus G Pro
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3140 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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29 Comments

1. khaledmhawesh

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

IPhone and Samsung sells millions in weekends

2. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Cool, but is LG Apple and Samsung? No?

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

But is LG Optimus G Pro trying to be like Samsung ? Yes ?

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Was Samsung trying to be like apple? Yes. Are they still trying to be like apple? Yes

9. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Give me one concrete example where Samsung is now trying to be like Apple ?

12. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Hahahahaha

14. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Was I rude to you in anyway ? I just posted an honest question for your comment ! FYI, the reason why I posted my comment was because Optimus G Pro is in almost every way trying to be like Samsung's Note series !!! Have an opinion during a conversation not arrogance !

13. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

On the contrary, now Apple is trying to be SAMSUNG :)

21. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Both are trying to be each other. LG is just trying to be itself. :)

16. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

There's is too much in the past 6 years, Samsung has been tailing on the back of Apple since 2007. They aren't too much anymore, but yeah.

19. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Concrete example ?

29. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

$1 billion says so.

26. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

S-voice, and keeping the physical home button. Sammy lost in court for a reason.

17. a961009

Posts: 120; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

It is only in Korea. I think you don't know that Iphone5 was worse than this in Korea. Actually this beats Galaxy Note2 in Korea

27. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

for LG thats amazing. Is it better sales then the blackberry to? If it is not saying much

3. siddharth04

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

I think LG is growing very fast and we will see it become a relevant player very soon.

5. Xolar

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

I'm sure Samsung is very scared right now

10. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Lg is much better than samsung in everyway but only thing they are lack of,that is proper marketing......i use a lg optimus 4x.tjats a awesome phone...

11. Xolar

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

true.. and almost all of LG's phones are great..

23. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Agree! :)

6. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Even i dislike LG's phones, that's pretty good considering they are going head-on with Samsung in their home ground...

22. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Can I ask why you dislike LG's phones? Because of the late update? I'm just curious. :)

24. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

I think may be those are not cheap plastic!may be they need more plastic than feature or good build quality....!!

25. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

REMEMBER, plastic is cheap, but plastic gives ok build quality, and doesn't get scratches easily. :)

8. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Good for others manufacture grow sales, this means Samsung will getting sales lesser and lesser. Is time lesson Samsung for following Apple, release product with similar design.

15. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

My 1 year old LG Optimus Sol still works perfect with Cyanogen on it.

18. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

The Koreans seems to replace their phone every time a new model comes out. Their dump site might be full of year old phones !

20. Silencerzzz

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Say what ever you want to say. Only minority talking BS about Samsung. The majority proved with action and that's why Samsung can sell 30m unit in 100 days.

28. Neurone

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Korean People might have confused Gpro with note 2, so half million sold !!!!

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