Lenovo sells more mobile devices than PCs for the first time, now fourth smartphone maker worldwide

Lenovo sells more mobile devices than PCs for the first time, now fourth smartphone maker worldwide
For the first time in its history Lenovo sold more mobile devices, such as phones and tablets, than its bread and butter until recently PCs. The company made $174 million on revenue of $8.8 billion.

Selling less PCs than mobile phones and tablets doesn't mean that the computer business is slacking at Lenovo, as the Chinese just became the world's biggest PC maker with 12.6 million pieces shipped last quarter. We can blame the Chinese market for Lenovo's success, as 42% of its sales went there, and the record number of smartphones and tablets it managed to dole out was due to the burgeoning demand of the ever-growing Chinese middle class for mobile devices. 

In the same report this week that showed how smartphone sales overtook feature phones for the first time, Gartner also lists Lenovo as the fourth smartphone maker worldwide, with 4.7% market share, right after LG.

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22 Comments

1. mariosuneo4

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

so funny even Lenovo beats Nokia in shipments with a huge margin near to Double Nokia u r so old....but still more down

4. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1177; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

They beat both Nokia and Sony. ;)

7. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

for sony, only on units sold not in profit!!!! hahahaha Lenovo-12.1M(2.4Billion) VS Sony-9.6M(4Billion)

9. Sarajevo

Posts: 38; Member since: Nov 30, 2012

I think the things will change in 3Q and future quarters. This is probably last year when companies like these Chinese, and LG and others could say that they outsold Nokia. I think, in 2014 Nokia will be among three bigest smartphone producers. Nokia is still 2nd bigest producer of mobile phones. Fall is over for Nokia...

12. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Are you dreaming? XD

13. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

i think u r the one who is dreaming

18. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Never mine, just wait and see :)

21. busa03

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 12, 2012

Nokia needs to start selling android devices to have a chance. Samsung,Htc,etc are selling both flavors why don't they give it a shot.

11. sri_tech

Posts: 188; Member since: May 21, 2013

Its not funny when 95% of those phones are sold in China only. They released their phones in many Asian markets but still only 5% of those phones are sold outside China. Their smart phones and tablets revenue is just $1.4 billion which also includes thinkpad tablet2, lynx (windows) which cost much higher than all their android smart phones and tablrts. All their android phones and tablets sells for $100-$200. The cheapest lumia sells for $200 in q2. Only in USA its selling for $100-$120 in q3 Even if you assume all the 7.4 million are Lumia 520 which are sold for $180 then that revenue itself is more than lenovo's ssmartphones and tablet revenue combined.

2. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

Latest ranking: 1. Samsung 2. Apple 3. LG 4. Lenovo

3. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Agree +1 i am impressed by Lenovo "We can blame the Chinese market for Lenovo's success, as 42% of its sales went there" SO being a Chinese company is actually a blessing for LENOVO. Nice...

8. Tcool unregistered

Where is Sony, Nokia, Motorola and Huawei? Which takes the number 5 slot?

16. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

ZTE takes the fith place. Just in case you don´t know: another chinese company. The rest are in others, but most likely (just guessing): 6th: Huawei (chinese) 7th and 8th: Yulong and Xiaomi (two more chinese companies) 09th: Blackberry 10 and 11: Sony and HTC 12: Nokia It´s difficult to say exactly as all of them are between 4 to 9 Million sales this quarter. So they are pretty close.

22. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

10. MartianMe unregistered

Yea well apple doesn't really built anything ......................soooo..........

5. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1177; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Great work by Lenovo, now they just need to figure out a way of breaking into the US and Euro markets. Quite incredible, they have overtaken the Has-Beens of mobile aka Sony and Nokia in such a short space of time.

14. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

WHY u always need to mention sony in every comment? U really hate them troll dont you?

6. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Lenovo's strategies are definitely working very well. So this was really expected of them

15. superkuiken

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

Wow, we don't even have a single smartphone for sale in my country. I don't know a single phone of that company, and now they are 4th worldwide!

17. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Wow... I have yet to see a Lenovo phone in person... it seems to be popular in other regions of the world... but definitely not here...

20. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Probably because most of the world's population is you know, based over there, not just counting India/China but other Asia-specific regions plus if you mean here, as in the west, that's probably because they don't need us....yet. Lenovo/Huawei/Oppo/Xiaomi and ZTE will pretty much be the next batch of rising superstars that will be taking advantage of Android and the next big thing in Ubuntu if it kicks off.

19. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

it's mostly sold in asia, and is being endorsed by kobe bryant so yes maybe 4th is legit

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