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LG expects G4 to outsell G3 by 3 million units



LG Electronics is aiming to sell a total 10 million units of the LG G4, due for release later this year.

According to the Korea Times, an LG official speaking at MWC in Barcelona last week reckoned the upcoming flagship would trump last year’s smartphone effort.

“LG Electronics aims to achieve the 10 million sales target of the G4 smartphone, which will be unveiled next month,” the unnamed insider explained.

“Specifications of the G4 and changes we’ve made had been briefed to top outlet channels and European carriers during the Mobile World Congress fair. Initial response was good enough.”

The LG G3 sold somewhere between 6 and 7 million units, and was well received almost across the board critically.

LG reckons the G4 should one-up its predecessor though, and wants to bring the hurt against top tier rivals like Xiaomi and Samsung.

LG knows this year will be very crucial whether to maintain a stable lead as the world’s third-biggest smartphone producer in annual sales by widening gaps with our Chinese rivals, such as Xiaomi. LG will actively respond,” said the official.

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The article also reports the source as having dismissed concerns over the Snapdragon 810 chip, despite Samsung dropping the chipset for its own in the new Galaxy S6.

“We have no problems to source application processor chips provided by Qualcomm as the latter addressed some not big technical issues.”

The LG G4 is expected to launch next month, although there’s no word on an exact release date just yet.

Matthew Bunton

March 9, 2015, 4:29 pm

I'd rather have a new phone more akin to the G2 size these phablets are just too big for me.

Scott Morris

March 9, 2015, 5:07 pm

I thought the same when I first got the G3. To the point were I considered sending it back. But I began to get used to it and now I hardly notice the physical size of the phone at all. Definitely too big for one handed use sometimes whereas I had no problems with my Nexus 4. Any bigger than this though and I would have to say thanks but no thanks.

Matthew Bunton

March 9, 2015, 5:41 pm

I'm sure you do eventually get used to it but for me a 5 inch screen is ideal as I want something more portable and not have to worry too much about it.

However I understand that some people also prefer larger devices. I would just like an update for the G2 size model.

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