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Published : 2015-12-24 09:12
Updated : 2015-12-24 09:12

South Korea's No. 2 handset maker LG Electronics Inc. said Thursday that it has sold more than 450,000 units of the V10, its latest high-end smartphone, in the United States, less than two months after its official launch.

The figure translates into 10,000 units per day, the company said.

LG said the V10 was especially popular with the younger generation, with 37 percent of its consumers aged between 25 and 34.

The 5.7-inch LG V10 features a QHD IPS Quantum display and a small rectangular screen above the larger screen. Although the display seems integrated, the two segments work independently to deliver different information.

Its 16-megapixel back camera also delivers professional high-end video recordings, including Electro Image Stabilization.

Users can now take stable shots and video at 16:9 and 12:9 ratios.

Despite the robust sales of the V10 smartphone, LG has been facing a tough year, with its mobile communications business, which includes smartphones, posting an operating loss of 77.6 billion won ($65.9 million) in the third quarter.

LG managed to post an operating income of 200 million won in the second quarter, which implies that it has made only a few cents for every smartphone sold. (Yonhap)