LG has announced today through a Korean news outlet that sales of the LG Optimus G have hit the magical one million units sold mark. This comes just four months after the device’s initial release.
Although one million sounds like a lot, when you compare it to sales of other flagship phones like Samsung’s Galaxy S 3 with 41 million units sold since May, or Apple’s iPhone 5 with 2 million plus sold in it’s first weekend, it kind of puts things into perspective.
After seeing a limited release in just Korea back in September 2012, the phone hit US shores along with Japan and Canada shortly afterwards. Currently the device can be used on AT&T and Sprint here in the US. The company also has plans for a Chinese release as well as some European countries before Q1 2013 is over so we should expect to see a bump in those sales numbers very soon.
LG claims to have sold a total of 7 million smartphones Q3 of 2012. They are also said to have plans on selling upwards of 45 million devices in 2013. Although that seems like a huge stretch considering that it took so long to hit one million with their current flagship device.
It can be argued that LG will see a jump in sales because they finally got a chance to be in the Nexus program. Samsung was just another decent handset maker with a boatload of consumer complaints before they got two Nexus phones in a row, that was when the company took off like a rocket. LG has fielded similar complaints but their Nexus offering is a work of art in my opinion. The Optimus G itself is a close cousin of the Nexus 4 and compares favorably to the Google and LG collaboration.
Finally here are the Specs for the Optimus G for those of you who have been living under a rock:
- Dimensions: 5.19 x 2.71 x 0.33 inches
- Weight: 5.11 oz
- Screen: 4.70 inches, IPS LCD, 768 x 1280 pixels, 318 ppi
- Battery: 2100 mAh, 15 hours talk time, 14 days standby
- Processor: Snapdragon S4 Pro (Quad-core)
- Camera: 13MP Sprint, 8MP on AT&T rear with 1.3 megapixels front
- Storage: 32GB Sprint, 16GB AT&T expandable to 64
- Ram: 2GB
- Android Version: 4.0