A revised report from Counterpoint states that HMD Global has sold 4.4 million smartphones in Q4 2017. Counterpoint analyst, Neil Shah, took to Twitter (opens in new tab) to share that the 1% market share of Nokia puts it just outside the Top 10.
Talking about smartphones performance, in Q4 2017, @HMDGlobal sold more Nokia branded phones globally and is now bigger smartphone brand than following individual brands:HTCSonyGoogleAlcatelLenovoOnePlusGioneeMeizuCoolpadAsusFebruary 12, 2018
The 4.4 million figure puts Nokia at the 11th position in the list of companies with highest market share.
This also means that Nokia sold more phones in the last quarter than a lot of other popular brands. Some of the companies that sold lesser smartphones that Nokia are — Google, HTC, Sony, Alcatel, Lenovo, OnePlus, Gionee, Meizu, Coolpad and Asus.
Some major growth markets for @HMDGlobal in Q4 2017:overall phones:#1 in Vietnam and most Middle East marketsSmartphones:#3 in UK for first timeTop 5 in Russia, Vietnam & Most Middle East marketsFeature Phones:#1 Globally and Most European, Asian & Middle East marketsFebruary 12, 2018
In one of his Tweets (opens in new tab), Shah states that Nokia is at number three in the UK for Q4 and among the top five in Russia, Vietnam and many Middle Eastern markets.
Considering that Nokia is just an year old in the market, it’s a decent resurgence.
Not just smartphones, but Nokia’s feature phone numbers have seen a rise as well. The company has become the leader in the segment by selling 20.7 million units, according to another Counterpoint report (opens in new tab).
Furthermore, Nokia captured the sixth spot in overall phone sale (smartphone + feature phone) with 5% of market share.
The Nokia 6 (opens in new tab) was launched in India way back in June 2017 along with the Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 (opens in new tab). The three phones from HMD Global were followed by the Nokia 8 and Nokia 2, which were released later that year.