Flipkart BBD: LG sells G8X phones worth Rs 350 cr in 12 hours (Lead)


(IANS) In a sign of how pent-up demand is driving sales of mobiles during the festive season, LG Electronics on Friday said it recorded Rs 350 crore revenue from the sale of its G8X dual screen smartphones in less than 12 hours of opening of the Flipkart Big Billion Days sale.

LG said that it is planning to bring in more stocks soon to address consumer demands.

“During the lockdown, primary challenges faced by the people were securing affordable and appropriate infrastructures for remote working or studying,” Advait Vaidya, Business Head, India – Mobile Computing at LG Electronics India, said in a statement.

“The LG G8X ThinQ smartphone is a perfect device for this scenario since it provides a dual screen with seamless multitasking capabilities,” Vaidya said.

LG first introduced the smartphone in the Indian market late last year at Rs 49,999 in India. During the Flipkart Big Billion Days sale, the phone was available at Rs 19,990.

With the dual screen feature, users can view and simultaneously work on multiple apps while also chatting with friends, playing mobile games, watching sports, posting pictures, shopping and a lot more, all at one glance.

The phone also comes with a 6.4-inch OLED Fullvision display with a concealed fingerprint reader.

The phone also allows users to turn mobile gaming up a notch with the LG Game Pad that provides users a complete view of the game on one screen and a full controller on the other, the company said.

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