Excessive demand and short supply of the LG Nexus 4 may have done little to please those adamant on taking one home, but it seems in this instance there is once again no such thing as bad publicity. LG has barely been out of the headlines since the Nexus 4 release date several weeks ago, which has seen other products from the LG family riding the crest of the Nexus 4’s fame and flying off the shelves in record numbers.
In fact, LG has just made the announcement that the LG L-Series of Smartphone has just broken through the 10 million sales barrier, thanks in no small part to the press and media attention the company is getting regarding the Nexus 4.
Smartphones including the Optimus L3, L7 and L9 have all enjoyed blistering sales over recent months and the Nexus 4 continues to earn acclaim as perhaps the Smartphone bargain of the year. True, the 10 million sales earned by the range might not look so impressive compared to the 93 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S3 shifted so far, but as an achievement in its own right it really is a feat to be proud of.
With regard to the already legendary and near-impossible to get hold of Nexus 4, LG hasn’t yet given word on how many units have been shipped – estimates are hovering around the 4 million mark. Overwhelming demand and short supply has seen the high-end $299 Smartphone’s explode practically by the day, which in turn means that an increase in availability in early 2013 is likely to see sales figures go through the roof once again.
LG has often been seen as an underdog when its Smartphones are held alongside the market leaders, but in simple terms of bang for buck there is no disputing the fact that the LG Nexus 4 is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.