Ramazan Yavuz

Africa’s smartphone market dips amid component shortages

2.3% quarter-on-quarter decline during Q3 2021, according to IDC research.
Staff Writer
Aug 31, 2021

Africa’s mobile phone market continues on growth trajectory

IDC research shows with 54.0% share in Q2 2021, feature phones continue to account for the majority of the market.
Apr 22, 2021

Tecno holds off competition to be Africa’s top smartphone brand

Research firms Counterpoint and IDC confirm Chinese smartphone provider Tecno Mobile as the leading brand on the continent
Mar 10, 2021

SA still leads in Africa’s smartphone market

Overall mobile phone market grew 4.6% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) in Q4 2020.
Dec 7, 2020

Nigeria’s mobile phone market bounces back

Vendors having shifted their model portfolios to entry-level and mid-range devices has helped, according to IDC research.
Dec 1, 2020

Africa’s smartphone market grows in Q3

But feature phone shipments decline 11.2% year-on-year.
Jun 15, 2020

COVID-19 takes a swipe at Africa’s smartphone market

IDC research reflects on slowdown in key markets, including South Africa, Egypt and Nigeria.
Mar 10, 2020

Coronavirus knocks smartphone supply to Africa

IDC research anticipates an 8.4% drop in the market in Q1 2020.
Aug 28, 2019

Nigeria remains Africa's largest smartphone market

Recent IDC research shows smartphones enjoyed a recovery from the decline in shipments seen in Q1 2019.
Sep 20, 2018

Smartphone shipments up 9.8% in Africa

South Africa remains the continent's most developed telecommunications market, with smartphone shipments up 17.4%, according to IDC.
Jun 11, 2018

Analysts forecast decline in mobile phone shipments in 2018

Research reflects impact of underperformance of Nigeria and SA markets.