Nokia Lumia 1020 break selling records : forget apple AND samsung

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Sales of Nokia’s Lumia lineup hit 7.4 million in the second quarter, up 32 percent from the previous quarter.

This is “highest for any quarter so far,” Nokia said, which shows “increasing momentum for the ecosystem.”

The Finnish phone maker also moved 4.3 million of its entry-level Asha smartphones.

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop described the quarter as “dynamic,” with a mobile phone business that “started to show recovery.”

Overall, Nokia has sold 13 million Lumia smartphones in the first half of 2013, Elop said, with 5.6 million sold in the first quarter. The Windows Phone-based lineup has grown steadily over time, with 4.4 million sold in the fourth quarter of 2012, and 2.9 million in the months before.

In the U.S., customers were largely interested in the more high-end Lumia 920925, and928, Elop said.

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The Lumia 520, Nokia’s most affordable Windows Phone 8 device yet, saw a “strong start” in China, France, India, Thailand, the U.K, Vietnam, and the U.S., Elop said (released as the Lumia 521 for T-Mobile here), while the Lumia 620 and 720 are “capturing peoples’ attention” in Thailand and Vietnam, said Elop.

On the horizon, meanwhile, is the Lumia 1020 (above), Nokia’s newest flagship device, which boasts a 41-megapixel camera and will be released exclusively on AT&T here in the U.S. For more, check out PCMag’s hands on and the slideshow above.

Elop said he expects sales of the higher-end Lumias to ramp up in the third quarter, though he acknowledged that competition in this market is increasing with devices like the Moto X, iPhone 5S, and Samsung Galaxy Note III on the horizon.

“During the third quarter, it will be the new Lumia products that will deliver significant volume,” Elop said.

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Posted on July 20, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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