Smartphone market

Tough economy hurts Africa’s Q1 smartphone shipments

Macro-economic challenges caused a 7.1% decline in Africa's smartphone market in Q1, says IDC.

Apr 12, 2019

Huawei P30 Pro proves popular in SA

After only five days, sales of the flagship device showed a 244% increase when compared to the P20.

Apr 5, 2019

Weak smartphone, chip markets hurt Samsung

The electronics company expects first quarter sales to be 14% lower than last year's first quarter, as it faces stiff competition from different fronts.

Jan 31, 2019

Huawei eyes top spot in SA's smartphone market

The Chinese telecoms giant sees itself displacing Samsung as the number one smartphone provider in the next year or so.


Huawei dislodges Apple as number two smartphone maker

The Chinese telecoms giant is now the number two smartphone maker; the first quarter since 2Q10 in which Apple has not been number one or two.


Apple leads global smartphone market

Apple captured first place with 19% global market share, nudging Samsung into second position.


Africa's smartphone market in recovery

Smartphone shipments reached 21.7 million units, spurred by ongoing economic recoveries in some of Africa's major markets, says IDC.

Nov 1, 2017

Huawei guns for Apple, Samsung in SA

The Chinese smartphone maker banks on its second flagship of the year, the Mate Series, to dominate the market.


4G smartphone demand spurs market growth

In Q2 2017, global smartphone sales totalled 366.2 million units, a 6.7% increase over the second quarter of 2016, says Gartner.


Smartphone market heads to 6bn mark

By 2020, smart mobile devices will be universally adopted throughout the world.


Smartphone market sees dramatic slowdown

Although smartphone growth remains positive, it is down significantly from the 10.4% increase in 2015, says IDC.


Global smartphone production volumes surge

Production volume totalled around 315 million units in Q2, representing an 8.9% increase over the previous quarter.

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