Nokia Lumia smartphones break sales record

Nokia Lumia devices have set sales records for the fourth quarter running with the firm getting close to shipping 10 million Lumia smartphones per quarter.

The company is believed to have sold “at least eight million” Lumia devices in the quarter running from July to September, according to sources quoted by the Wall Street Journal.

In the same period last year Nokia sold just 2.9 million Lumia smartphones and it smashes the previous quarter’s total of 7.4 million sales, which was also a record for the firm.

It comes in advance of Nokia releasing a new batch of Lumia devices with a launch event scheduled for tomorrow in Abu Dhabi expected to see six new devices released across all form factors and price points.

One of the devices should be a large-screen phablet device that will look to seize on the market created by devices like the recently released Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Nokia’s device, known as the Lumia 1520, has been rumoured for some time and is expected to have a 6in 1080p Full HD display with the device following the same style as the rest of the Lumia range.

Under the hood there’s likely to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 2GB or RAM, and 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. The camera is rumoured to be an impressive 20-megapixel PureView snapper that is similar to the one that ships with the Lumia 925.

The Abu Dhabi date could also see Nokia release its first ever Windows RT-based tablet and one of the accessories being set for release has been dubbed “pretty special” by Nokia.

Nokia’s Lumia range almost exclusively runs on the Microsoft Windows Phone OS, which is a distant third in the mobile OS market as it trails far behind both Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. The Finnish company has helped Microsoft’s OS come on leaps and bounds and seizing third place showed that it is going in the right direction.