LG has really been turning around it’s handset business lately. This time last year, they posted a huge loss. And according to some analysts we reported on earlier in the week, it looks like LG is going to be posting a pretty large profit for Q2 this year. Now according to some Taiwan supply chains, it looks like the expectations are to ship between 15 and 16 million handsets in this quarter, which ends this month. Now the important thing here is shipped, not sold. So these are all the handsets they are shipping to retailers, carriers, etc., not ones they’ve sold. It’s important to explain that as it means something completely different. However, LG has been selling about 100,000 G3’s per day in Korea. And I’m sure that will increase by a lot once it hits more countries, especially the US.
These same sources expect LG to ship about 10 to 12 million LG G3’s over the product’s life cycle. Now that’s not where Samsung is with the Galaxy S5 or the Galaxy Note 3, since they sold about 10 million in a month. But that’s still a big increase over what LG was doing just a year ago. The LG G3 also has the distinction of being the first device widely available with a Quad HD display, that’s a 2560×1440 resolution display. While OPPO was technically first with the OPPO Find 7, it’s hardly available anywhere. But the LG G3 will be available in about 70 countries, which is great for them.
Shipping 15-16 million units in one quarter is a bit step for LG, let’s just hope all of those get sold as well. These aren’t just the LG G3, or the G Pro 2’s either, this includes all those low end devices like the LG Optimus F and L lines that are typically on prepaid carriers. How many of you are excited to see a real competitor for Samsung coming up? Let us know in the comments below.