Lenovo ships 76 million smartphones for the year, remains the third largest global manufacturer

Lenovo ships 76 million smartphones for the year, remains the third largest global manufacturer
Lenovo reported its fiscal fourth quarter earnings today, remaining the third largest global smartphone manufacturer. For the January through March period, the company shipped 18.7 million devices netting revenue of $2.8 billion. That figure includes tablets and Android TVs. Motorola contributed to the strong period with 7.8 million branded units shipping in the quarter, a gain of 23.6% over last year's figure. Motorola branded handsets accounted for $1.8 billion of Lenovo's top-line mobile products revenue.

Motorola products are being slowly added to Lenovo's offerings in China, and the division is expected to turn profitable sometime in the next four to six quarters. Lenovo itself is in the midst of expanding its smartphone sales globally. China did account for a majority of smartphone shipments for the fiscal year with 45 million units, or 59% of Lenovo's handsets in transit, landing in the country. But the 31 million smartphones shipped outside China resulted in a massive 450% gain year-over-year. Overall, Lenovo shipped 76 million smartphones for the fiscal year allowing it to remain the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world.

In the tablet sector, Lenovo shipped 12 million units for the year, a 26% gain over the last fiscal year's figure. Lenovo says that it owns 5.1% of the global tablet market.

source: Lenovo via AndroidCentral

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18 Comments

1. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Wow... Motorola alone contribute to 7.8 million android phone, and yet BB only manage to sell a few million phone, perhaps less. Good job Motorola/Lenovo

2. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

What does BlackBerry have to do with this article, boy with a girl's first name? Weren't you suspended before because of your incessant trolling? Your trolling is beyond ridiculous. PA needs to hurry up and ban you already.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22084; Member since: May 28, 2014

Motorola selling 7.8 million smartphones is great...but wouldn't it be better if they actually made a profit off of them? Doesn't make a difference how many handsets you sell if you're not making money off of them. I'd rather sell the 1.6 million handsets that BlackBerry sold and make a profit off of each and every one, like BlackBerry does. Economics 101. Instead of being so concerned with what BlackBerry is doing, in an article totally unrelated to BlackBerry, you should be concerned with why you think it's ok for a man to have a female user name.

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6034; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I think the comparison was intended to reference another company in the midst of a turnaround but came off as more of a jab towards BB. Of course Motorola would rather make more money off of each device, but there's far more money to be made in the long run by lowering MSRP, regain lost market and improve brand reputation and just increase headset costs in updated models further on down the line. I have nothing to say about JaneChenLong's name. ..... lol

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 22084; Member since: May 28, 2014

Trust me when I say that the "man named Janes" only intent was to troll BlackBerry, nothing more. Check any BlackBerry article and you will see what I'm talking about. Both BlackBerry and Motorola's method works, especially if you put out quality hardware with software to match.

13. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It's ok for a man to have a female username. If you're Captain Limpwrist like Hanoi Jane here.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22084; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao!

15. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Black berry is not selling anymore.... for each 50 Android / iOs users in Honduras I just see 1 - 2 Blackberry users.... not selling.

16. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

And for every car you see in Tegucigalpa, you see 50 donkeys. Not a very representative market.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 22084; Member since: May 28, 2014

Do you have access to how many BlackBerry handsets are sold to enterprises where you live? Hospitals? Government officials? No? Then you cannot logically or honestly say "BlackBerry is not selling".

3. waddup121 unregistered

Dam dude!

4. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Nice, Motorola makes great phones and the lenovo branded phones aren't bad either.

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6034; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

That's rather impressive, lets see if they can overcome Samsung, and maybe, just maybe Apple.

6. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Really? Not one person I have known or come across has had a Lenovo phone. Interesting...

7. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

You live in the wrong country, maybe.

9. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Most of them sell well in Asia, in EU/USA they are very rare with little to no effort from lenovo selling and supporting them outside Asia

11. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Never seen anybody with a Motorola? That is interesting indeed.

18. Tricell1991

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Sorry to say but i think Chinese smartphone will certainly beat down Samsung LG Sony and apple in the future.

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