Chinese smartphone brands dominate African market in Q2

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Transsion Holdings, a China-based smartphone manufacturer, led the African smartphone market in the second quarter of 2022, with a combined unit share of 48 percent, according to a new study by a global research firm.

The International Data Corporation (IDC) said Transsion, which manufactures Tecno, Infinix, and Itel brands, outpaced Samsung, which had a unit share of 25.8 percent. The second-placed Samsung recorded an 11.3 percent quarter-on-quarter decline in shipments.

Third-placed Xiaomi, another Chinese manufacturer, had a 6.6 percent unit share in Africa in the second quarter; its shipments fell 8.3 percent from the previous three months.—Xinhua

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