Nokia, whose cell model is now managed by HMD International, reportedly managed to promote 35 million characteristic telephones in 2016. The corporate was solely second to Samsung, who managed to promote 52.6 million characteristic telephones final yr.
In all, 396 million characteristic telephones had been shipped in 2016, refuting all myths that the marketplace for characteristic telephone is extinct. And now, with the potential Nokia 3310 reboot, the characteristic telephone section may even see a shift in dominance from Samsung to Nokia. Nokia took eight.9 % of the market share worldwide, whereas Samsung managed to rake in 13.2 % of the market share, in keeping with analysis agency Technique Analytics.
HMD International took rights of the Nokia model in 2016, and shortly after launched the Nokia 150 characteristic telephone as nicely. Which means that Microsoft and HMD International collectively managed to promote 35.three million characteristic telephones final yr. Samsung boasts of a fair bigger quantity – 52.three million – strongly indicating that there’s nonetheless an viewers for characteristic telephones. Within the quantity three spot was TCL-Alcatel, with 27.9 million models shipped. Different producers accounted for the remaining 280.5 million models.
“International characteristic telephone shipments reached 396 million models in full-year 2016, accounting for 21 % of all 1.88 billion cellphones shipped final yr. Characteristic telephones at this time nonetheless account for 1 in 5 of all cellphones purchased worldwide and the class is surprisingly bigger than many assume,” the report additional states.
As talked about, Nokia is internet hosting its pre-MWC occasion at this time scheduled to start in a few hours. It’s anticipated to launch the Nokia 3310 reboot on the occasion with a bigger color show, and run on Sequence 30+ person interface. On the occasion, the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 8 are additionally anticipated to be revealed.