Nokia may have entered the Android smartphone game properly only last year with the launch of the Nokia 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8, but it has already outsold Google, HTC, and OnePlus this holiday in terms of sales, according to a Counterpoint research.
Neil Shah, a partner at Counterpoint, tweeted that the recent holiday quarter saw Nokia outsell all of the above-mentioned smartphone makers. The list of companies that Nokia-branded smartphones outsold also included Sony, Asus, Meizu and Lenovo. According to a report by GSMArena said that HMD Global managed to sell around 4.4 million Nokia phones in just Q4 2017. In comparison, Google only managed to sell a third of what HMD sold, in the entire year.
Talking about smartphones performance, in Q4 2017, @HMDGlobal sold more Nokia branded phones globally and is now bigger smartphone brand than following individual brands:
— Neil Shah (@neiltwitz) February 12, 2018
Despite the impressive reports about sales, HMD Global has to cover a lot of ground when it comes to the global market presence. The Finnish company ranks at number 11 in the list of smartphone makers according to the market share with just one percent to its name.
HMD will now be seen at the MWC 2018 event in Barcelona, where the company is likely to showcase the Nokia 7 Plus or the Nokia 9 along with Nokia 1, and Nokia 6 (2018).