As per the latest report from Analyst firm Canalys, Nokia brand held 5th smartphone vendor rank in Europe in Q1 2018 improving upon its sales performance of last quarter (Q4 2017). While it had the same 5th top vendor ranking in Q4 2017 as well, the market share grew to 3.5% in Q1 2018 as compared to 3% in Q4 2017.

1.6 million Nokia smartphones were sold in the first quarter of 2018 in European markets as per the report.

So, Q1 2018 figures for European market look encouraging so far. With devices like Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 2018, Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 1 on offer, the market share may grow further in Q2 2018.

We previously reported via Strategy Analytics that 4.1 million Nokia smartphones were sold in January-March period for the 9th smartphone vendor rank globally.