23m smartphones shipped in Africa in Q3 2020 – IDC

22.9 million smartphones were shipped across various countries on the African continent in the third quarter (Q3) of 2020, the International Data Corporation (IDC) ha reported. This represents a 14.1 per cent year-over-year increase relative to the same period of 2019. “The growth of the smartphone market was caused by the release of pent-up demand after countries eased their COVID-19 lockdown restrictions and by a shift in vendor strategies to offer more entry-level flagship models,” the IDC says in a statement. While smartphones were on the rise, feature phones were…

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