Nokia phones and Android smartphones are off to a flying start and market share reports released recently confirm the initial success that HMD is enjoying. We last reported about Nokia brand making a comeback to top rankings in terms of handset sales performance in many markets like Germany, Middle East, Russia, the UK, Indonesia and India. Globally it is back to the 8th rank.

But it certainly sounds sweeter when the endorsement comes from the parent company. Nokia Technologies President Gregory Lee has confirmed tremendous response to Nokia branded phones during the recent Nokia Analyst forum event.

Vietnam is the latest market for which we have the market share report and Nokia is 4th top smartphone and 2nd top phone brand within one year of its launch in Vietnam market.

Industry watchers like Strategy Analytics are also showing confidence in HMD’s strategy by betting Nokia Phones to one of the drivers of smartphone shipment growth in 2018.