Nokia sold 4.4 million Lumia in Q4 2012, beats outlook and shares surge pre-market

Nokia sold 4.4 million Lumia in Q4 2012, beats outlook and shares surge pre-market
Nokia has just announced its preliminary round-up of the Holiday fourth-quarter of 2012 and it managed to beat expectations for its devices and services departments, and its shares surged nearly 20% in pre-market trading on this news.

Nokia was happy to announce both its Lumia lineup of Windows Phone devices and its dumbphones sold better than expected with Nokia Lumia sales amounting to 4.4 million. Overall, smartphone sales stood at 6.6 million.

The company also had lower than expected operating expenses, and has achieved underlying profitability in Q4 2012.

This is some good news for the struggling Finnish phone maker, but the real question is whether Nokia can keep on growing. At the same time, the company warned that it forecasts a weaker Q1 2013 due to seasonality.

Interestingly enough, while Elop and Nokia continue to speak about Asha phones as smartphones (when they are clearly not), its accountants are more realistic and put the Asha lineup in Nokia’s feature phone statistics.

Here is how Nokia’s Q4 2012 sales break down:

  • Mobile phones (read, feature phones): 79.6 million
  • of which Asha full-touch phones: 9.3 million
  • Smart devices: 6.6 million
  • of which Lumia Windows Phones: 4.4 million

source: Nokia

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133 Comments

1. McJobs

Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

Good luck NOKIA !

20. MeoCao unregistered

Great news for Nokia, innovation is always rewarded.

46. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Good news indeed... But Nokia can't stop here...they need something to go against the 1080p monsters released in the CES, and they need to do it soon. Suddenly, OIS is not that appealing as it used to be. 920's a great device, but the rate at which mobile phones grow with new exciting features is not giving anyone, anytime for rests and breaks. I hope Nokia does something surprising at the MWC.

56. rms.max

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

agreed... so far i know more "pure " is coming...... :)

57. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

OK, but there numbers are nothing compared to samsung, apple

61. zippolite28

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

samsung have entered now and before they never had any like .. but to say the char now ....

63. zippolite28

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

whats soo special about samsoung other than android and amoled bro ....

71. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

It Exonys SOC and mali gpu, which beated crap out of qualcom last year, this year also Exonnys quad was netter than krat dual. no doubt kraot quad isbetter , but lumia has only krait dual.. which is less Exonys Quad

114. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

why u need a quad-core processors when u can't utilize them.... Just for Show OFF...... Only Android JB needs Quad-core to run smoothly....not WP8 .... they are customized to suck less power ....

127. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

http://www.glbenchmark.com/benchmarks.jsp Visit above link. 1080p Gaming most phone is only running at 7 - 15 fps. I don't know about you, i am ready and i want more processing power now!!!!

128. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

60. zippolite28

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

good luck nokia .... i dont hate u ... and ppl who hates are jealos of this .... its not about WP or android .... its about they r doing good ... lets be happy for that

72. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

It's not hate more like bashing Trolling on Nokia.

106. asseek

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

so u do confess that all u do is bashing trolling on Nokia !!

107. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

mate dont waste too much time on that kid he will respond trying to justify his bashing by saying everyone does it etc all that bs

66. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Sales will tumble in 2013....!

86. papss unregistered

Hear you go again putting you very small opinion as a fact.... Mate

113. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

why u have 7 thumbs down...just for saying " Good Luck nokia"? Bad Luck for haters.....

2. rms.max

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Q1 2013 will be more interesting,

3. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Good job, Nokia! I wonder how many more would have sold if the 920 weren't carrier exclusive in various countries, US and UK especially.

11. windroid unregistered

They would sell much more if they had them. They were launched in a limited number of countries, only now they are starting to sell in some European countries.

14. jibraihimi

Posts: 815; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Yes you are right, the sale of lumia's were hampered by limited availability, first of all they were not available in most countries, India saw the launch of lumia 920/820/620, today,china also saw the launch very late into December, and above this sale were also hampered by the low stocks in the markets where it was available........... But even though positive result shows that Nokia is taking baby steps to get back to their previous position............

24. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I don't know about situation in the other countries but, I'm from Europe and in my country Nokia Lumia 920 is available for conditionally long time now.

41. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

But in my country it doesn't even have a release date yet.

42. Mizmo

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

Belgium, Romania, Luxembourg, Netherlands,... had to buy mine from germany

64. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Lithuania

58. the_best

Posts: 139; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

you are clearly not from europe, because no one from europe ever say they are from europe.. its like saying you come from earth.. anyways good for nokia

62. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Yes, I'm from Europe - Lithuania. Where are you from?

130. the_best

Posts: 139; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

hehe okay then, i guess its ok for you guys.. not wanting to be sovjet satellite state and all.. im from sweden, for us europe is obvious and not really relevant..

31. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

A huge lot of carriers in th uk and europe reduced the lumia 800 and 610 to about 90 - 150 bucks respectively on pre pay/no contract in order to clear backlogs of unsold stock. These sales no doubt influenced Nokias christmas sales fugures but substantial loses were incured because the handsets were origionally meant to be previous selling at about 300% dearer

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