LG reported that last year around 40,000 people ordered the LG G6 in the first four days of pre-order sales in South Korea. The LG G7 ThinQ is set to surpass that according to Etnews, who reports that more than 70,000 pre-orders have been placed since the phone went on sale in the same territory. While this is good for LG, it does not compare to that achieved by its homeland rival, Samsung.
LG G7 ThinQ is the company’s latest smartphone for 2018 and is quite similar to the LG V30S ThinQ with modern trends in design including a notch. It has been on sale in South Korea since only May 11 and yet we’ve heard rumblings of another smartphone coming later this year. The sales figure mentioned above includes all storage capacities and color variants sold in the company’s homeland, which is usually indicative of how global sales will perform.
The LG G7 ThinQ was announced three weeks ago and comes in at 898,700 won (~$833 USD), which is about the same as the LG G6 cost when it first went up for sale. The company has not yet released the smartphone in other regions like the US so pricing could vary with the direct translation. However, some carriers are opening up pre-orders for the high-end device with freebies to spark more sales. LG is not the best at speedy releases, though this year seems to have improved over last year’s LG G6 and LG V30 product releases.
While still in the beginning of its lifecycle, the initial sales of LG G7 ThinQ sound promising and provide an early insight into LG’s doubling-down on the new ThinQ branding. Despite producing great phones like the LG G6, LG has seen a number of sluggish quarters with poor results coming in from its struggling mobile division. By launching the radically new LG G7 ThinQ, the company will look to make up losses and turn things around so it can continue making great smartphones for everyone.
LG will officially release the LG G7 ThinQ in Korea on May 18 and expand availability for purchase to those residing the U.S. and Canada on June 1. It’ll be available both unlocked and on select carriers. Will you be among those standing in line?
VIA [Android Authority]