African countries such as South Africa, Egypt, Kenya and Nigeria are witnessing a smartphone boom with Egypt and South Africa growing at 37% and 32% respectively this past year. In Kenya and Nigeria, the smart phone penetration rate has doubled since this time last year and continues to grow at a rapid pace.
Samsung continues to dominate with a comfortable 45% lead. Huawei’s share of the market jumped to 10% ahead of Apple (8%) and Nokia (6%)
Blackberry declined from about 12% in 2013 to just under 2% this year.
In the feature phone segment, Nokia is still top with a 35% share.
Techno, Samsung, and Qmobile follow in that order, with shares of 11.5%, 10.7%, and 7.3% respectively.