We still have a bit of a wait before LG’s new flagship G3 smartphone launches in the United States, but consumers in LG’s home market of South Korea already have access to the company’s latest and greatest. Announced just last week, the G3 is the first mass-market smartphone to feature a quad HD display that packs twice as many pixels as the full HD 1080p screens on devices like the Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8). The G3 has plenty more to offer smartphone buyers as well, and it looks like LG’s new flagship phone is flying off the shelves so far.
According to Korean-language news site ET News, G3 sales are soaring in South Korea. The publication reports that the new flagship phone is selling at a rate of between 25,000 and 30,000 units per week, which is twice as fast as the G2 following its launch last year.
Just as interesting, perhaps, is the fact that the G3 is selling more than three times faster than the Galaxy S5 sold during its launch week in South Korea. There’s a huge caveat there, however: While the Galaxy S5 sold at an estimated rate of between 7,000 and 8,000 units per week following its launch in the region, sales of the phone were staggered among carriers in the early days due to various bans on carrier phone sales that were imposed by regulators.
Of course, LG should still be encouraged by the strong sales of its new hero phone, especially following the tepid reception of its lackluster flagship phone in 2013.