Yesterday, Microsoft officially detailed its financial performance for its fourth quarter of financial year 2014, and announced that it registered Lumia sales of 5.8 million, along with 30.3 million non-Lumia phone sales.Compared to the performance of Lumia devices during the same three-month period of last year, shipments appear to be 21 percent lower, but things are not quite so, it seems.
As TechCrunch points out, the Redmond-based company has included only sales between April 25 (when it officially completed the purchase of Nokia’s Devices and Services division) and June 30 in this report.
Thus, sales of Lumia smartphones that were made in the 24 days prior to that date were left out, which add a few more millions to the figure.
So, it is possible that around 8 million Lumia devices were sold during the second quarter of calendar year 2014, marking an improvement over shipments registered in the same time frame a year ago.
However, sales were a bit lower when compared to the last two quarters of last year’s calendar year, which actually does not come as a surprise, since new Lumia phones landed on shelves only towards the end of the three-month period.
With handsets such as Nokia Lumia 630, Lumia 635, and Lumia 930 already available on shelves, sales should be a bit higher for the current quarter, and they might grow even more once the newly-revealed Lumia 530 arrives.