IDC’s Francisco Jeronimo shared via Twitter that IDC counted 1.5 million Nokia-branded smartphones sold in the first half of 2017. Recently, Jeronimo also shared the information that Nokia 3310 was the most sold feature phone in Western Europe, according to IDC.
Considering that the global sales of Nokia 3, 5 and 6 started in July and August (H2), with the 3 being available in some markets in late June (H1), most of the 1.5 million units IDC counted are the China variants of Nokia 6, that is on sale there sine January. The numbers for the 3rd, or even more the 4th quarter of this year will be more interesting, because at that time all announced smartphones should be available globally.
Last month, HMD’s CMO Pekka Rantala stated in an interview with Nokioteca that HMD already sold millions of Nokia smartphones and 10s of millions of feature phones, and that the demand for Nokia devices outreaches the current manufacturing capabilities.
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