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Nexus 4 sales at measly 375,000 due to low supply?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Jan 2013 19:47 User comments (4)

Nexus 4 sales at measly 375,000 due to low supply? Although the Nexus 4 has only been available for purchase for about 8 hours total in the last two months due to going sold out, the XDA devs say the sales figures may not be as impressive as expected.
The community used serial numbers on the devices to figure out when and where their phones were produced, also giving an estimate on how many were sold, to date.

How the serials work is as follows: There are three numbers followed by a letter. The numbers reveal the manufacturing month and year, and letter implies the country. For example, all Nexus 4s being shipped this week will have something like 212K, meaning December, 2012 and built in Korea. Further down in the serial is a subsequent three-digit number which implies the amount sold.

Using the serials, XDA says only 70,000 devices were produced in October, followed by 90,000 in November and 210,000 in December. Many of the phones being made are being built after being ordered, usually with a 10 day turn-around time.

While it is clear that there is high demand for the Nexus 4, it appears LG is lackluster on the production side for the phone.

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4 user comments

14.1.2013 1:53

Sheesh LG thought that people would rather have the Optimus G and sign a 2 year contract. Haha.


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24.1.2013 3:03

Can't blame LG really... They've never seen such demand for one of their cellphones before...


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34.1.2013 10:35

Some android sites give this phone so much love... all I see is a phone with no sd card support, no removable battery (I think?) and the brand name. I still like android, but the truly great devices are few and far between these days. The screen resolution war is ruining all the other cool features.

45.1.2013 8:33

Well considering this phone is worth twice the listing price and it is the latest Android phone from the Google's Nexus flagship, LG is not going to make an overstock storage facility of these phones. All of the unsold Nexus 4 phones would have to be sold at a lower price to finish off the supply.

And that is exactly what it is: Supply & Demand

The sales are low, the supply is low but then try to calculate the demand. LG is just trolling us.

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