Lenovo's smartphone shipments shot up 39% in Q1, now sells more phones than PCs

Lenovo's smartphone shipments shot up 39% in Q1, now sells more phones than PCs
Earlier today, Lenovo opened up its books for the world to see, and quite willingly, for the first quarter of the year went very well for the company. 

Perhaps most importantly, the vendor's smartphone and tablet shipments year-on-year spiked upwards, generating 39% and 67% sales respectively. Put in numbers, that's an increase of 15.8 million smartphones sold, along with 2.3 millions for the tablets division (ranking Lenovo 3rd in tablet shipments, after Apple and Samsung). As impressively, Lenovo notes that this is the first time that it sold more smartphones than PCs in its history, even though it still retains the lion's share of sales in the latter category, with just shy of 20%. No wonder that Yuanqing Yang, the Chairman and CEO of Lenovo, was jubilant in his remarks:


That's right, the plan still appears to be to try and make the best use of the Motorola's brand (which Lenovo acquired from Google earlier this year), rather than strip the company for parts as some might have feared. In any case, Lenovo claims it is now the number four smartphone manufacturer in the world, and the company appears pretty optimistic for the future right now. With a glowing quarter like that, that's not surprising.

source: Lenovo via Engadget

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5 Comments

1. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

Good luck Lenovo, respect for trying to move that Samsung away.

3. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Great job Lenovo and best of luck for future. Loving the great quality phones from you :)

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

The rise of the Chinese manufacturers... I'm very happy to see that the Chinese manufacturers like Lenovo, Huawei and Xiaomi are rising from the bottom of the Bikini Bottom to the top on the Asgard. Those who said: "Cheap Chinese crap" "Chinese POS" "Chinese spying" this and that... Eat your words! You can't stop the dragons rising in the air. Lenovo is for those who do, those who hate these Chinese manufacturers for dumb reasons should keep using your iPhone while you poop. Good luck to Lenovo, bring your buddy Motorola together and dominate the world.

5. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Agree..

4. tmcr7

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

Lenovo should thank Kobe Bryant for the huge boost he gave to the brand awareness.

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