Nokia Sold More Smartphone Units Than OnePlus, HTC, and Sony In Q4 2017


Ever since the takeover of Nokia by a Finnish company, HMD Global, the fortunes of the brand have been overturned. The Nokia brand was on the brink of death before HMD came along. Now, Counterpoint research data shows that the Nokia brand did quite well in the out-going year. Nokia sold a whopping 4.4 million units in Q4 2017 alone. Although this may not be a huge figure, it will surprise you that it is better than the figures of HTC, Sony, Google, Alcatel, Lenovo, OnePlus, Gionee, Meizu, Coolpad, Asus, and others. HMD Global now holds a 5% share of the total smartphone market with 15% of the feature phone market and 1% share of the smartphone scene. This is definitely impressive for a company that suffered in the recent past.

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Nokia is the leading feature phone manufacturer globally. Its stronghold is the UK but it has a fairly solid fan-base in most European and Middle-Eastern markets which has helped the company drive up its sales. The feature market is now secured and the likes of Nokia’s new-generation Nokia 3310 is making waves. Nokia has not released any device this year but the company is expected to release Nokia 9, Nokia 7, or LTE-enabled 3310 at the upcoming MWC event to hold in Barcelona, Spain.

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3 Comments

  1. David Martrano
    February 14, 2018

    This does not surprise me. I think the Nokia8 helped the cause. The copper model on Amazon is selling for 414.00. That’s what most mid-ranger’s are selling for. Plus, it’s a flagship! Personally I think that is a very good purchase!

  2. joe mont
    February 14, 2018

    Imagine if they simply started producing Android phones instead of gimping themselves by using Windows Phone. They may be rivaling Samsung right now, what a terrible decision by the stockholders.

  3. Noobx Linux
    February 14, 2018

    legend never died ..keep it up nokia !!!