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HMD’s Nokia smartphones sold more than Sony, Google, OnePlus – report

HMD Global has enjoyed a rather successful first year with Nokia-branded smartphones, in no small part due to affordable price tags and the Nokia name.

Now, Counterpoint Research analyst Neil Shah has put the success in perspective, claiming that the company outsold HTC, Google, Sony and a variety of other brands in Q4 2017.

In fact, the full list of brands pipped by HMD also includes Alcatel, Lenovo, OnePlus, Gionee, Meizu, Coolpad and Asus.

The analyst also reported that HMD hit number three in the UK for smartphones in Q4.

Shah adds that the performance resulted in 11th place for marketshare globally, at one percent of the market.

HMD is expected to launch several new devices at MWC 2018, purportedly including the Nokia 1 and Nokia 7 Plus. It’s also believed that the Nokia 8 2018 and Nokia 9 are in the works.

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Hadlee Simons
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