Nokia might only be capable of manufacturing 600,000 Lumia 920 phones a month

Nokia might only be capable of manufacturing 600,000 Lumia 920 phones a month
You’ve heard reports about the Nokia Lumia 920 selling very well in some markets, but while in the States demand for the PureView Windows Phone 8-based smartphone is tight, it turns out it might not be just the U.S. The latest supply chain report from Chinese Sohu claims Nokia is only capable of producing around 20,000 Lumia 920 devices a day, and that works out to only 600,000 a month.

The same number allegedly holds true for the more affordable Nokia Lumia 620.

That would be strange as we’ve heard earlier suggestions place Nokia Lumia sales in the 4 million range when speaking about the Holiday quarter. And it was only last week that Nokia started catching up with demand in Europe.

It’s hard to see why Nokia would be making only 600,000 Lumia 920s a month when the device is clearly the company’s flagship. The only viable reason seems to be that it could have had issues with chip quality, and unstable deliveries from Qualcomm are rumored to be one possible reason.

Finally, this is just a rumor, so take it with the usual grain of salt. Come mid-January in a few weeks we’ll finally know the exact sales numbers for Nokia smartphones.

source: Sohu via BGR

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20 Comments

1. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

same goes what happened to n8. great demand, great pre-ordered numbers, but nokia just can't catch up.

3. wendygarett unregistered

Probably because that crazy elop just sell off his headquarter... Now they have no space to produce lumias :(

5. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

I don't think that their headquarters was used to produce phones...

17. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

I really need some lotion

9. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Where do these people get such crazy and outlandish ideas!

10. MeoCao unregistered

Oh girls!

15. SIGPRO

Posts: 2816; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Damn you must live in a cave!

16. anshul0000 unregistered

u r right....that idiot screwd nokia

11. MeoCao unregistered

I think this report is not correct, but if it is then all people at Nokia are crazy and all they try to do is bankrupting the company.

2. apexKBC

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Dont manufacture toooo much, u remember the BL-5C issue.

4. Emily1985

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

These numbers are correct, but only for one factory ! "Besides the Beijing factory Nokia has another 7 global factories, working on the crazy assumption that all these factories can only work at an average of 25% the efficiency of the Beijing factory (which would mean 500K Lumias, 150K of which would be 920s) = 150,000*7= 1,050,000 Lumia 920 devices. Adding up the 2.4 million from the Beijing and the 1.05 from the rest of the world we get 3.45 Million Lumia 920s (and 5.5 Million lumia total-920+820+620). of course that’s all on the bare minimum assumption that production only started after the launch event, and that all the global factories are only working at 25% the efficiency of the Beijing factory. Suddenly that 7 Million number doesn’t sound too far fetched does it? "

6. windroid unregistered

Take your time, make it right!

7. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Well, I haven't heard any Android OEMs having trouble with Qualcomm chips.

8. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

This "rumor" refers only to the China factory which produces Lumias mostly for the Chinese market. Nokia has 6 or 7 other factories in existence in different parts of the Globe serving different markets.

13. jibraihimi

Posts: 802; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Exactly I wanted to point out same thing, but you said it earlier.......... I don't know what's happening to phonearena, they are posting incomplete articles, this report was only about one factory, but they failed to see this fact, and reported in such a way that it looks that Nokia is only producing 6,000,000 Lumia 920 every month. Phonearena who will take into account the other factories of Nokia......??? Don't think like Apple every manufacture is only manufacturing their phones in foxconn.......

19. apocalypsebc

Posts: 148; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

And once the truth is told, PA doesn't correcet the article sometimes.

12. JaqenHghar

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

600k ! you wish it was that low.

14. OverLord

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

I will wait with pleasure for a Quality product that takes time to be checked and produced, than a product that is rushed and s**tty just to take my money.

18. kadalil

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

WAIT!!!!!! IPHONEARENA,i saw this on oda tech sites saying its the beijing factory only.....so pls stop trying to make nokia look bad by posting in such a manner u wuld neva do for ur beloved iphone

20. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Nokia used to the world's largest cellphone maker.....how the king has fallen Good bye good quality phones

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