A huge truckload of LG's new G2 smartphones has gone missing in the U.S., prompting a police investigation.
An LG staffer on Sunday the truck carrying 22,500 of the latest smartphones went missing at a stopover in the state of Kentucky on Oct. 24 while en route to mobile carrier Sprint.
The shipment is worth an estimated W15.75 billion (US$1=W1,061), but the phones were insured against theft or damage and will probably not lose the electronics giant any money.
LG unveiled the phone at an event in New York in August and started selling them in the U.S. last month.
According to market researcher Counterpoint Research, LG accounts for a nine-percent share of the U.S. smartphone market as of the second quarter of this year.
The company suspects theft but does not fear any loss of classified technology, since the G2 is already on sale.