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Apr 30, 2020

COVID-19 hits smartphone market, record declines expected

The effects of the virus have eroded gains in the global smartphone market, according to research firm TrendForce.

Apr 16, 2020

Apple’s most affordable iPhone well-timed for SA’s fragile economy

The mid-range second-generation iPhone SE is a solid alternative for local consumers seeking a powerful phone on an affordable budget, say analysts.

Mar 9, 2020

Chinese smartphone brand Tecno makes SA debut

South Africa joins Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda and India as the first market recipients of the Tecno Camon series smartphones.

Jan 30, 2020

Smartphone market fails to sustain growth

Samsung ended 2019 as the leader in shipments, while Huawei started to feel the impact of continued headwinds from the US.

Jan 29, 2020

Apple breaks records in Q1 fuelled by iPhone 11 demand

Apple posts solid quarterly results, spurred by its iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro smartphones, but most South Africans still can’t afford these devices.

Oct 18, 2019

Analysts predict tough time for Google’s Pixel 4 in SA

For the new Google phone to succeed in a price-conscious market like SA, it would need to be top-notch in its specs and priced more aggressively.

Aug 28, 2019

Setbacks for Apple, Huawei as US-China trade war rages on

The smartphone makers suffered impediments in production volume due to the ongoing trade war between the world’s biggest economies.

Jun 13, 2019

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.

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