LG G4 not shinning, even in Korea
LG G4 is one of the greatest smartphones in the market right now, reviewers and online critics claim; but what makes a great product complete is the market success which the LG flagship is reported to be lacking.
According to industry insiders, the G4 has been a major sales disappointment even in LG’s backyard right there in South Korea. Don’t get it twisted; the LG G4 has been shifting 3500 and 3800 units per day in Korea and an overall total of 240k units as of the end of June. This is a big accomplishment albeit, but judging by LG’s status as one of the world’s most popular electronics vendors, the number is a colossal disappointment and thus, it’s even safe to say that the LG G4 is a huge flop.
LG was expecting to sell 12 million G4 units in 2015 but with these kind of statistics, it’ll be hard to believe they’ll actually make it to that figure by December.
Just ask Taiwanese phone maker HTC about the One M9. People don’t get wowed when you just bring a minimal update to your phone. Part of the main reason why the G4 is failing is the device’s striking resemblance with last year’s G3, both on paper and in looks.
LG needs to look up to fellow Korean compatriots Samsung. Dishing their boring “plastic” design with the Galaxy S6, the company brought bold refreshment to the table that has convinced users to reach for their wallets ever since then.