LG Optimus G-3

LG on Friday said its Optimus G, the blueprint for Google’s Nexus 4, has sold 1 million units across the globe. Cause for celebration? I suppose if you’re LG. But if you shoved this figure in the face of Apple, the company would just scoff. Same goes with Samsung, which has sold tens of millions of its Galaxy S III—though that device has been on the market for a while now.

On the positive side, the device has been enough of a success to warrant a much more ambitious successor, which was leaked earlier this morning with a 5-inch full HD display, a 3,000mAh battery, a 1.7GHz quad-core processor and more. So, sure, 1 million units of the Optimus G have been sold worldwide. But it looks like LG has bigger fish to fry in the super phone segment.