Months ago, I was in Accra, Ghana for the West Africa Telecom Summit Expo 2015, as well as Ghana Telecom Awards 2015. During the course of the events, I spoke with a few industry insiders there and all confirmed that TECNO was Ghana’s leading smartphone brand, ahead of Samsung and Huawei.
Here in Nigeria, sales figures from 2014 tell a similar story – that TECNO has become Nigeria’s leading smartphone brand, again ahead of Samsung. I have spoken with leading mobile technologist, Emeka Okoye, about the Nigerian smartphone market before. He reiterated this fact again:
— Emeka Azuka Okoye (@EmekaOkoye) December 16, 2015
Emeka says that for every one device that Samsung sells, TECNO sells two. Sounds amazing.
I wish for the day when statistics will be made public here in Nigeria as is done in other places around the world. Available stats here keep being shrouded in secrecy, something that I believe is detrimental to progress.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.