It is uncommon to see a manufacturer give exact sales and shipment figures for devices, unless of course it is Samsung boasting how many flagship devices they were able to sell off in just a couple of months. Today, however, Motorola sent out a brief tweet detailing the exact number of devices the company shipped globally during Q1 of 2014, stacking up to 6.5 million.
This figure includes all devices, which means the Moto X, Moto G, probably all of the DROID devices currently available, and any other handset on the market are represented.
For comparison purposes, Samsung sold over 10 million Galaxy Note 3 smartphones in just two months, while also selling off 10 million Galaxy S4 devices within its first 30 days on the market. It has never been a question about just how much product Samsung goes through, but compared to a full quarter of sales of just 6.5 million from Motorola, it is good to keep in perspective just how lopsided the market is.
With Lenovo’s pending acquisition of Motorola, we do hope these figures will increase, as the company stated they intend to introduce the North America-based manufacturer to overseas markets, boosting sales of lower-end devices such as the Moto G.
Keep it up, Moto.