Nokia has grown from 1.4% to 4.1% in USA for a quarter
Some years ago Nokia started to lose its huge market share in many of the key markets around the globe. The situation was so bad for Nokia one year ago, that the Finish giant was almost missing from the smartphone market in the US. Now, the situation has changed.
According to a new research by Counterpoint, Nokia has become the fourth largest smartphone manufacturer in USA. The study reveals the former market leader has started to re-gain its share growing from 1.4% in Q2 to 4.1% in Q3 2013. This is a huge growth, when you take into account the fact it is just for one single quarter. Compared with the same period in 2012, Nokia’s share has grown by 3.4% (from just 0.7% in Q3 2012).
Overall, the US market remains in a virtual duopoly. Apple and Samsung dominate with 33.7% and 33.6% respectively. Combined together, both companies take two thirds of the overall market in the past quarter. However, Apple has a slightly better position and with the new product launches (iPhone 5c and 5s) the company is expected to increase its share in Q4.
LG keeps its third spot, but the share has dipped to 9% from 10% in Q2. As we mentioned Nokia is fourth with the most notable growth. On the other hand, HTC, Motorola, ZTE, Huawei and the other brands are not doing well. Motorola’s share has shrunk by 0.1% compared with the previous quarter and 4.3% compared with the same period last year. Currently, the sales of the Google-owned company accounts for 3.7% of the overall market, lagging behind Nokia.