Africa’s smartphone market dips amid component shortages
2.3% quarter-on-quarter decline during Q3 2021, according to IDC research.
Dec 6, 2021
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.
Aug 26, 2020
Africa’s smartphone market proves resilient to impact of COVID-19
Feature phones decline according to IDC research.
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.
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