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Nokia sells a record 7.4 million Lumia smartphones in Q2

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Nokia sells a record 7.4 million Lumia smartphones in Q2
Nokia has once again ramped up Lumia Windows Phone sales to a record 7.4 million in Q2 2013, up from 5.6 million in the first quarter of the year, according to the company’s official financial report for the past quarter. The 32% growth shows that the launch of the affordable Lumia 520 has boosted volume sales.

With more affordable devices in its portfolio,the average price of Lumia smartphones sold however has dropped sharply to 157 euro ($206) apiece, down from 182 euro average in the preceding quarter.

Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop mentioned the immense popularity of the Lumia 520 in markets like China, France, India, Thailand, the UK, the US and Vietnam.

“During the third quarter, we expect that our new Lumia products will drive a significant part of our Smart Devices revenue,” Elop said.

The other big takeaway is that feature phone sales have declined, but the slump is not huge and Nokia claims there were ‘some signs of recovery in the latter part of the quarter’ as the Nokia Asha 501 and Asha 210 started hitting store shelves. Nokia sold 53.7 million feature phones, down from 55.8 million in the first quarter. Average price for Nokia feature phones fell even further down to a record low 26 euro.

In terms of pure financials, smartphone sales amounted to 1.164 billion euro ($1.528 billion) while feature phone sales stood at 1.4 billion euro ($1.84 billion).

Overall, Nokia’s smartphone division net sales dropped 6% sequentially to 2.724 billion euro ($3.577 billion). Nokia’s operating margin stands at -1.2% and operating profit was in the red at -33 million euro.

Nokia sells a record 7.4 million Lumia smartphones in Q2

source: Nokia

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posted on 18 Jul 2013, 05:13 29

1. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Well done, Nokia!

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 05:46 21

8. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


By year end they need to hit 10 million. Slow and steady.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 07:08 18

22. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


HTC,SONY,LG better awaken yourselves.NOKIA coming through

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 07:36 1

28. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Still not very good. Operating profit is still negative, so overall the Lumias still make loss to Nokia

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 10:07 5

38. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


hopefully nokia hit two digit numbers in Q3.

well done nokia keep it up, we r clearly seeing that u r rising again. Go Nokia

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 05:14 18

2. mottykels (Posts: 385; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Job well done Nokia ;)

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 05:21 17

3. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Aww, that's nice, I mean some other phone maker can do over 10million of ONE MODEL in a month, but I guess 7.4million of an entire range in a Quarter is quite an achievement for WP and Nokia. :)

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 06:00 4

13. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Go easy on them. Although they are no where near Samsung or Apple thats a decent start if not great ! Even though most of them are low-midrange phones.

BTW, Am I missing something in this article ? The article says '7.4 million Lumia smartphones' whereas the accounts clearly show '7.4 million SMARTPHONES'. They categorize Asha, Symbian & Lumia as 'smartphones'.

Victor H. can you clarify ?

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 06:07 4

14. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


7.4 million windows phone 8 devices according to engadget. 7.4 million is only the total number of Lumias sold

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 06:37 5

16. Victor.H (Posts: 678; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Nokia Asha are 'smartphones' only in Nokia marketing talk. In their statistics, Nokia itself clearly positions Asha in the mobile aka feature phone division. So that's a little marketing trickery on Nokia's part that should not fool you. Asha runs on Series 40 so there's not even a remote possibility for them being categorized on smartphones.

Nokia no longer sells Symbian. Previously, though, Symbian was part of their smartphone sales.

Hope that makes it clear.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 07:42 1

29. Emily1985 (Posts: 127; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)


Can you explain why Nokia Series 40 is not a 'smartphones'?
What 'smartphones' can do that Series 40 phones can not?

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 08:07 3

31. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


You do have a point. What defines a smartphone? Multitasking? Even iOS does not have it (until iOS 7), not to mention WP. 3G connectivity? Even some more expensive Asha models have it. Most feature phones nowadays have functions of that of a smartphone, but they are still called feature phones.

Just play along what a specific line of products are being called. If Series40 is being called a feature phone OS, then let it be.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 15:41

66. juandante (Posts: 465; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


News noobs. Smartphones and PocketPCs back in 2006 can run native applications, and their applications can have control on almost every hardware part on the phone.

iOS is not really a smartphone... Until you jailbreak it. Its for this reason it is considered as a "smartphone". If it is impossible to jailbreak the iPhone, it is really hard to call it Smarphone (or better PocketPC cause a Smartphone is normally a PocketPC without touchscreen..https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_SPV ), but the fact is that the applications run natively.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 07:19 6

26. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


"...no where near Samsung or Apple..." Nokia ruled the mobile world and still have the most sold cell phone ever built. No where near what they used to be is a more accurate statement.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 18:59

67. Dunknown (Posts: 84; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


I thought nokia has officially declared that Symbian is no longer smart phone devices.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 07:18 3

24. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


just STFU.no other oem except sammy and apple has sold a device more than 10million in one quarter.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 08:32 5

32. sniper1087 (Posts: 515; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


Wrong, nokia sold the 1110 in 2005 and sold 250 million devices, is right now the best selling phone of all time.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 10:14 1

39. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


By "no other" abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz meant Nokia, plus "Sammy and apple", that is, three OEMs have, and none other, per their statement (which I'm not sure is true, but may be)

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 10:55

49. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


lol.you are right.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 10:54

48. icyrock1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


10 million is hardly a hard number to get, in the smart phone world. Even Motorola and HTC hit that number in Q4 last year.

http://www.theappside.com/2012/01/09/samsung-htc-and-motorola-reveal-some-smartphone-sales-figures/

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 07:19

25. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


just STFU.no other oem except sammy and apple has sold a device more than 10million in one quarter.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 05:23

4. theminolaboy (Posts: 128; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Just like when my Nokia Lumia 720 knew that Nokia's stocks are getting better, he once again jumped up and down when I told him about this news. lol

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 05:25 15

5. Seo_Joo_Hyun (Posts: 65; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)


thats good cause i see Lumia sales are Growing Quarter after Quarter

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 05:52 5

10. vincelongman (Posts: 4577; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


More competition = more innovation and advancements in technology :)

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 05:29 18

6. wendygarett (unregistered)


I chose windows phone :)

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 05:33

7. HeWhoDoesNothing (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


Progress! Keep the low cost phones coming to survive! lol

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 05:49 4

9. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


WAIT, WAIT!!!! Where did Nokia say that they sold 7.4 mln of LUMIA phones? NOWHERE!
Thay sold 7.4 mln of "smart devices" (look at the table). To me, this means WP + Symbian.

And read Elop sentence well:

“During the third quarter, we expect that our new Lumia products will drive a significant part of our Smart Devices revenue,”

This means that they expect that the new Lumia products will be a *significant* (not the majority, just significant) part of the Smart Devices revenue (not of the Lumia phones, but of the Smart Devices).

So how much is "significant"? 10%? 50%? And, among the 7.4 million Smart Devices sold, how many were WP phones and how many were Symbian phones, given that there are countries in the list where Symbian is still strong?

So guys, this is just another announce in typical marketing language. You have to read between the lines, and if you do, the bottom line is that they are, as usual, NOT SAYING ANYTHING about how many Lumias they sold.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 05:58 5

11. theminolaboy (Posts: 128; Member since: 18 May 2013)


bitterness.. lol

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 05:58 6

12. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


"among the 7.4 million Smart Devices sold, how many were WP phones and how many were Symbian phones, given that there are countries in the list where Symbian is still strong?"

Okay, a douchebag who never bothered to read the article, only here to troll

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 06:13 7

15. Alexander_K (Posts: 19; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)


Symbian only sells tens of thousands devices per quarter now... so your argument is invalid :)

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