Nokia shipped 8.8 million Lumia Windows Phone handsets in Q3
Today, Nokia revealed its interim report for the third quarter of 2013 (July – September), announcing that is has shipped a record of 8.8 million Lumia smartphones during the period. That’s 19% more than in the previous quarter (7.4 million units), and considerably more than in Q3 2012 (6.3 million smartphones were sold then, but only 2.9 million units were Lumias, the rest being Symbian-based).
Of course, that’s not enough to grant Nokia a spot in top 5 smartphone makers. Competition is tough, with LG, Sony, Lenovo, ZTE and Huawei all shipping more smartphones than Nokia. Not to mention Samsung and Apple, which will probably remain on the first and second place for a long time from now on.
The ASP (average selling price) for the Lumias sold in Q3 is €143 (lower than the ASP in Q2: €157). That’s because Nokia saw an increased demand for affordable smartphones, particularly the Lumia 520.
Interestingly, Nokia is seeing an increased success in North America, where it sold 1.4 million smartphones in Q3 – a 180% increase from Q2.
The new Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320 should help the Finnish company to further increase sales.
Smartphones aside, Nokia has shipped 55.8 million handsets in Q3, “demonstrating solid performance across the majority of our portfolio due to recently launched devices, particularly the Nokia 105, the Asha 501, and the Nokia 210.”