The LG G6 opened large in South Korea with several press outlets reporting strong sales after it being available on the market for a week. According to the Korean company, the flagship phone managed to sell 30,000 units across the country.
Pre-orders exceeded 82,000 units after opening eleven days ago, and some analysts are calling this early success “a record high compared to its predecessors.” Kim Dong-won of KB Securities stated that the phone sold 20,000 units on the first day alone.
An agent from SK Telecom’s retail store claims that the G6 overcame early odds by surpassing initial interest in its predecessor, the G5. Much of the interest in the G6 didn’t start to catch on until buyers were able to hold it and see it for themselves in stores.
Although the initial interest was bigger for the G5, there were still a lot of inquiries for the G6 over the weekend and most preorders led to actual sales. Customers seemed to like the G6’s full display, thin design and light weight.
The early success even forced Samsung to start airing commercials for the Galaxy 8 three weeks before its own launch on March 29, an unprecedented move by LG’s rival company.
The LG G6 will be unveiled in New York City on March 29, and global sales are expected to begin in late April.