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LG G5 launch day sales are impressive

LG G5 Android flagship sold three times more units in its launch day than LG G4
LG managed to sell 15,000 G5 flagships on the first day of sales in South Korea, while the G4 only managed to sell 5,000 units one year ago, during its first day on the local market.

Although the interesting numbers should come out next week, the LG G5 launch day in South Korea is also worthy of our attention. As everyone expected, the new flagship is definitely much better than its predecessor. How much better will be its sales in the long run, that remains to be seen, but if talking about the launch day in South Korea, LG G5 simply destroyed the previous flagship, namely LG G4.

According to The Korea Herald, LG sold 15,000 G5 flagships in the opening day, while G4 only managed to sell 5,000 units back in 2015, on its first day on the market. However, this 3-to-1 ratio might have been even higher if South Korea's second-largest carrier would not have suffered a network outage that caused at least 1,000 of additional sales not to be processed properly.

Samsung recently managed to sell no less than 100,000 Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge handsets during their first 48 hours on the market. In the long run, analysts estimate that LG G5 will reach the same level of global sales as the LG G3, which reached the 10 million units mark. However, given its semi-modular design and the ability to add "friends" to it, this new flagship's market performance might take analysts by surprise.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-04- 1 (Update: 2016-04- 2)