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.