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African smartphone market grows for first time since 2015 but overall mobile phone sales drop 1.9%

Tuesday 12 March 2019 | 11:30 CET | News
African smartphone shipments grew year-on-year in 2018 for the first time since 2015, despite last year being a tough one worldwide, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC). Its Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows the African smartphone market grew 2.3 percent in 2018 to total 88.2 million units, supported by the three biggest markets, Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt. Overall mobile phone shipments were down 1.9 percent year on year in 2018 to 215.3 million units, with feature phones accounting for 59.0 percent of shipments versus 41.0 percent for smartphones. 

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Huawei / Nokia / Samsung
Countries: Africa
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