The LG G3 is finally in the market and, in its home town of South Korea, it is being treated like a king. LG is now reporting the first week sales of its flagship, which has reached 100,000 units in just 5 days.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 launched around the world just a few days earlier. We have yet to see any sort of press release style announcement from Samsung, however reports coming out of Korea are suggesting sales have been strong. In fact, it was said the Galaxy S5 launch day sales beat Galaxy S4 launch day sales.
Sluggish Android device sales have led the iPhone 5S to sell better than expected, according to some analysts. The flagship iOS device is tops in US sales, and leads the way in various other countries it’s available in as well. Taking advantage of a lull in Android flagship energy, Apple’s reign may not last long.
There are always some issues when dealing with device sales figures. To begin with, there is the bit about whether they are actually sold, or just shipped. The former means the device has reached a users hands and the latter means the manufacturer shipped the device and it is sitting on a shelf waiting to reach a customer. Aside from needing that distinction, there is also the difference between analyst reports and numbers direct from the manufacturer.
Motorola will be announcing the Moto G shortly. The handset is expected to be a lower-cost alternative to the Moto X. And coincidentally, we recently saw price cuts for the Moto X both on and off-contract. Motorola also opened up the Moto Maker to all four major US carriers this week. But with all this Moto X news, a new report coming from the Wall Street Journal brings talk of poor sales.
There had been some early talk of LG hoping to reach 10 million in sales for the G2 smartphone, however it wasn't until today that the goal was officially confirmed from someone within the company. LG had a launch event for the G2 earlier today in Taiwan and discussed the global sales goal as well as what they are hoping to see in terms of sales within Taiwan.
Samsung originally launched the GALAXY S 4 on April 27 and since then we have seen both good and bad reports in terms of shipments and sales for the handset. The reports on the bad side seem to have been coming from analysts and on the flip side, the positive reports seem to have been coming from Samsung.
Coming just a day after LG announced their Optimus L Series II line of smartphones, sales of the currently available Optimus L Series devices have reached a new milestone. In short, LG has said Optimus L Series sales have topped 15 million. This handset originally launched during Mobile World Congress in 2012 and according to LG, has been selling at the rate of one device per second over the previous two months.
The past few days we've been seeing financial and earnings reports from multiple big companies and today was Apple's turn. We saw Google's Q4 results yesterday breaking $14.4 billion in revenue, but today's results from Apple are huge. It's technically their Q4 2012 calender year but is listed as Q1 financials. The fruit company racked in over $13 billion in pure profit too.
LG has set their sights high for 2013. Just like many companies preparing for the new year, LG is aiming for some impressive sales numbers and has recently detailed a few of their goals and expectations. In 2012 LG sold roughly 55 million phones but according to the Korean Times they plan to sell quite a bit more in 2013.