For those who thought the function telephones have been going extinct, then you definitely have been unsuitable. Whereas these specific cellphones hardly ever make the information, they’re nonetheless accounting for an enormous chunk of the full telephones gross sales. And the truth that in 2016 35 million of these have been shipped underneath the Nokia model is all of the proof you want.
Final December HMD acquired the rights for Nokia telephones and has already launched a number of new fashions, such because the Nokia 150. Microsoft and HMD mixed have managed to ship over 35 million Nokia function telephones in 2016, so this phase and alive and kicking, though it is an enormous drop from the 90 million shipped in 2015.
Nokia’s 35 million gross sales account for eight.9% of all function telephones bought worldwide, placing the model on the runner-up spot. Samsung takes the lead with over 52 million function telephones and 13.2% market share, whereas TCL-Alcatel is third with 28 million items and seven% share.
HMD is at the moment engaged on the reboot of the long-lasting, scratch that, legendary Nokia 3310. All eyes are on HMD for this cellphone and if it does proper by the title, it might as properly achieve overtaking Samsung for the primary spot this 12 months.
Nokia goes to announce the 3310, amongst different telephones, tomorrow on the MWC 2017 in Barcelona, and we’ll be there to cowl the occasion for you.