According to a report, Counterpoint Research had said that Nokia licensee HMD Global managed to capture 1 percent of global market share in Q4 2017. This market share, the report said, translated to around 4.15 million units shipped in the last quarter. However, Counterpoint has revised the numbers, stating that around 4.4 million Nokia smartphones were sold in Q4 of last year, putting it at the 11th spot overall.
As per Neil Shah, an analyst at Counterpoint, the 1 percent market share puts Nokia at the 11th place. This is to say that the Nokia-branded handsets sold in the last three months of 2017 were more than manufacturers like HTC, Sony, Google, Alcatel, Lenovo, OnePlus, Gionee, Meizu, Coolpad, and Asus.
Overall result shows that Nokia grab a 5 percent market share and sits at the 6th position (smartphones and features phones combined). Also, When it comes to India Nokia is already the 5th biggest mobile phone brand. Counterpoint has also said that Nokia has managed to enter the top 3 in the UK when it comes to smartphone shipments.
The Nokia brand is now clearly making its way back into the global mobile market with accelerated growth, thanks to the several smartphone announcements by the company in 2017. Currently, the HMD Global portfolio consists of Nokia 2, Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, Nokia 7, Nokia 8, and multiple variants of Nokia 3310.
I don’t know of you, but to me and my group members, we have been arguing on this issue and today Nokia just made me proud. Am sure they will go mute by seeing that Nokia is taking over again because of their previous comments regarding the Nokia switching.