LG unveiled its new flagship smartphone for the year earlier this month and it confirmed the global release of the LG G7 ThinQ a couple of days ago. It’s going to start selling the handset in its home market of South Korea first before gradually making the device available in more countries across the globe. According to a new report from South Korea, the LG G7 ThinQ pre-orders are actually performing better than the LG G6 pre-orders did last year.
The report claims that more than 70,000 people in South Korea have pre-ordered the LG G7 ThinQ compared to the some 40,000 people who pre-ordered the LG G6 in the four days after the company opened pre-orders for the handset in its home market. The numbers are for the LG G7 ThinQ and LG G7 ThinQ Plus combined that have been available for pre-order in South Korea since May 11th.
The LG G7 ThinQ is the first flagship smartphone that the company has released after it shook up its smartphone release strategy considerably. It’s an attempt on the company’s part to turn things around at its mobile division that has been bleeding resources over the past few quarters.
Despite the solid pre-order performance in South Korea, it’s far too soon to be certain about the success of this device. It depends on how the LG G7 ThinQ performs in other markets and that’s yet to be witnessed.