The LG G6 was released in South Korea on March 10, which is just two days ago. According to reports coming from the Asian country, the phone appears to be on course to beat the LG G3 and even last year’s under-performing LG G5 and become the company’s best-selling flagship ever.
We had reported that the LG G6 had already managed to attract at least 10,000 pre-orders per day when it was put up for pre-sales just ahead of the official release. This factor alone was enough to justify that the G6 will indeed be a hit. Now that the phone is available for purchase, this is becoming a reality as the latest stats reportedly show that 20,000 units were sold on the first day of it going on sale.
If you do remember well, the LG G5, which is seen an under-performing device as far as the smartphone market is concerned, managed selling about 15,000 units on the first day of release. This means that there’s more love for the LG G6 as compared to the G5, but market watchers claim that the phone could even go further and surpass the record set by the LG G3, which has managed to sell 10 million units across the globe.
Looking at this strong start to life, it is possible that the LG G6 could indeed surpass the LG G3 and sell over 10 million units. On the contrary, the fact that the same market will soon be filled with Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets that are powered by a newer Snapdragon 835 processor as compared to the 2016 SD821 used on the G6 could be a major stumbling block to LG’s dreams of selling at least 10,000 units per day.
Interestingly, LG G6 hit the market on the same day that South Korea’s president was impeached, something that has even earned the phone a nickname already – the impeachment memorial phone.
In South Korea, the G6 is selling at 899, 800 won and even though the pricing in the U.S. is still unclear, we know that the phone will start shipping on April 7th.