Samsung threatens Nokia’s leading position in Europe
And that’s not a surprise, since Samsung is the world’s second largest handset maker, with a global market share of about 20%.
What may be a surprise is that the South Korean giant threatens Nokia’s No.1 position – in Europe, at least.
According to a report conducted by the GFK market research group, Samsung “topped the list of the most popular mobile phones” in the following countries: UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland and Russia.
(B5702 Duos, one of Samsung’s mid-end phones for Russia)
Moreover, Sammy’s phones account for about 30% of the total number of handsets in Russia, Italy and the Netherlands. We’re not sure how many phones Nokia is selling in these countries, but Samsung’s 30% share is impressive, so the Finnish company should probably rethink its market strategy if it wants to keep its leading position in said markets.
Via Yonhap News