According to an XDA member, Google and LG have managed to sell more than one million units of the Nexus 4. This is no small feat considering that the handset was announced more than 3 months ago, and has been out of stock majority of the time. While both the companies have not commented about the sales figure of the handset, the excess demand for the handset clearly says it all.
Back in January, an XDA member had found a way that indicated how many Nexus 4 Google/LG have produced until now. The method involved entering your Nexus 4 IMEI number on LG’s website, and then breaking down the resulting serial number to find out the production number of the handset.
The procedure to guesstimate the production number of your Nexus 4 is as follows -:
Take your IMEI number and put it at the end of this link, and the LG site will be show up with a long string of characters like “LGE960 ACAGBK 212KPHG188745 20121206 GLOBAL/GLOBAL N N” and if the string is broken apart, you get:
LGE960 = Phone Model
US = Country where the device was sold
G = Storage Capacity
BK = Color
2 = Production Year
12 = Production Month
K = Production Country
PHG = ?
188745 = Production number
2012121206 = Production date in YYYYMMDD format
While the above method may not give us an exact figure, it should give us a rough idea as to how many units Google and LG have managed to sell. The figure also shows how LG has been ramping up the production of the handset with every passing month.
Via – TechCrunch