#Nokia took 8% feature phone market share in Q3 2017 in #India

Latest information from Counterpoint Research suggest that HMD Global had a good start in India in terms of feature phone sales. Nokia grabbed 8% of the Indian feature phone market making it No.4, with Samsung taking the top spot, followed by itel and Micromax. The biggest jump in sales was caused by Nokia 3310 (2017) and the new version of Nokia 105 and 130. “Nokia’s aggressive feature phone business is a threat to Samsung as the comeback brand could dethrone the South Korean brand in coming quarters,” concludes Counterpoints report. As you may know, Nokia brand never left the feature phone market, but the results under Microsoft were bad. In Q4 2016, Nokia feature phones weren’t in the top 5 group in India.

In terms of smartphone sales, Nokia (HMD) is not in the top 5 and Counterpoint Research doesn’t mention new Nokia smartphones in its report. IDC recently made public that in the first half of the year over 1.5 million Nokia smartphones were shipped, and that Nokia smartphones took 0.4% of global market share in Q2 2017. In Q3, Nokia was the 11th smartphone vendor in Europe and No. 5 in Finland. Hopefully, more results about Q3 will come soon.

Thanks Viccky for the tip. 🙂

Source: Counterpoint Research via trak.in & c.mi.com

  • Stinger

    Nokia is marching back to #1 (or at least top 3) 🙂

    • Romandi

      marching makes it sound too easy i’d say they’re fighting a war !

  • Gerrard Jr

    I’m a nokia fan…
    but smartphone market will be hard to crack even with the big name of Nokia
    India is one of the best place to buy solid midrange device and nokia 3, 5 and 6 are not enough.
    Their camera, internal storage and processor needs to be better than what they offers right now to be in the top 3

    • Stinger

      They will get there. Remember, Nokia’s return is only a few months old. And they’ve already made an impact.

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