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

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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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posted on 20 Dec 2012, 05:36 8

1. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

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

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 05:54 3

3. wendygarett (unregistered)

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

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 06:01 13

5. smallworld (Posts: 499; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

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

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 12:06 2

17. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

I really need some lotion

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 06:46 7

9. Glim12808 (Posts: 394; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Where do these people get such crazy and outlandish ideas!

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 07:07 1

10. MeoCao (unregistered)

Oh girls!

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 08:50 1

15. SIGPRO (Posts: 1865; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)

Damn you must live in a cave!

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 10:32 1

16. anshul0000 (unregistered)

u r right....that idiot screwd nokia

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 07:14 2

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.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 05:41 2

2. apexKBC (Posts: 92; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)

Dont manufacture toooo much,

u remember the BL-5C issue.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 06:01 13

4. Emily1985 (Posts: 127; Member since: 08 Nov 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? "

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 06:05 4

6. windroid (unregistered)

Take your time, make it right!

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 06:36 4

7. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

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

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 06:43 7

8. Glim12808 (Posts: 394; Member since: 26 Oct 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.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 07:53 6

13. jibraihimi (Posts: 769; Member since: 29 Nov 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.......

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 19:05

19. apocalypsebc (Posts: 148; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)

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

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 07:45 3

12. JaqenHghar (Posts: 11; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

600k ! you wish it was that low.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 08:05 4

14. OverLord (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Dec 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.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 12:28 3

18. kadalil (Posts: 20; Member since: 26 Oct 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

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 01:40

20. techloverNYC (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)

Nokia used to the world's largest cellphone maker.....how the king has fallen

Good bye good quality phones

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