Nokia Q4 2012 Figures Reveal “Better Than Expected” Lumia Sales

There’s been a lot of nay-saying about Nokia’s sales figures lately, and despite the company releasing some of the best-received Windows Phone 8 hardware, forecasts for end-of-year sales have seemed restrained, at best. Now Nokia’s preliminary financial info for last quarter is out, and it turns out the company didn’t do so badly at all, exceeding its own expectations.

Both mobile phone sales in general, and specifically Lumia-series sales, ended up being better than what Nokia was planning to see. Lumia models on their own accounted for 4.4 million of the 6.6 million “smart devices” Nokia ended up selling. That doesn’t include Asha sales, which made up another 9.3 million units.

Now, that 4.4 million figure on its own isn’t such a huge jump – Nokia was already selling 4 million Lumias back in Q2 – but what’s more interesting is that Lumia sales have finally outpaced Symbian sales, which make up those other 2.2 million units. We expect to see that trend of Lumia outselling Symbian continue as the latter platform continues to die off.

Source: Nokia
Via: WMPoweruser

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