Canalys: Chinese brands challenge Samsung in Africa

A quarterly report from Canalys shows pretty strong Samsung position in African smartphone market and a huge 42% growth in year-over-year but Chinese brands under the Transsion umbrella take a big market share as well in Q1 2018.

Collectively, Tecno, iTel and Infinix, which are all sub-brands of Transsion Holdings, overtake Samsung with 38% market share in Q1 2018,compared to the 23% slice for the Korean giant.

Anyway, from the top 5 list we see another familiar Chinese brand – Huawei. It seems that its performance in Q1 this year is pretty much on par with the first quarter of 2017 – just a small 3% decrease in sales but still holds a respectable 7% of the market share.


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