In the last one month, I have run into a handful of articles claiming that half the smartphones in Africa are a TECNO mobile device. That sure is a tall claim, though not entirely improbable.
The article doesn’t provide detailed information or quote any verifiable sources, but the BellaNaija version states the following:
TECNO’s smart phone sales figure hit 45 million units at the end of Q4 2014 making the Chinese OEM vendor Africa’s No1 smart phone vendor.
July 2015 report on The Guardian placed the combined smart phone shipment share of SAMSUNG, TECNO and Apple in Africa, Q1 2015 at 55%.
The lack of clear statistics leaves the article wanting. I am not disputing the claim. I just would like to see more detailed figures or a verifiable source.
I have reached out to TECNO officials to get a confirmation or denial of the claim. They are yet to get back to me, but expect my update when they do.
In the meantime, over to you, our ever active community…..
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