Nokia reports Q2 2013 results, 7.4 million Lumia Windows Phone 8 handsets sold
Nokia has announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2013 (April – June). The company posted net sales of €5.69 billion, and an operating loss of €112 million.
7.4 million Lumia smartphones have been sold in the quarter – the highest number ever (since Nokia adopted Windows Phone as its primary smartphone platform). In the first quarter of the year, the company sold 5.6 million Lumias, so we’re looking at a considerable improvement (a 32% growth). Only 0.5 million Lumias have been shipped in North America – but that’s still better than the 0.4 million units shipped in the region in Q1.
Nokia expects to boost sales in Q3, “supported by the wider availability of recently announced Lumia products” (including, of course, the 41MP Lumia 1020). It might even report a small profit for Q3 if things go well – that would be a first in recent years.
Nokia also sold 4.3 million full-touch Asha handsets in Q2 2013. Overall, the once no. 1 phone maker has shipped a total of 61.1 million devices (Lumia + Asha + featurephones) throughout the quarter. This is less than in Q1 2103 (61.9 million units sold), and also less than in Q2 2012 (83.7 million units).