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How TECNO Mobile Captured over 50% of the Smart Phone Market in Africa



We understand the peculiarity of the African mobile market and using global best technology, we always strive to deliver mobile solutions best suited for African states, peoples and cultures. Our maxim is at the core of all our mobile innovations“.- Vane Ni, Director of Marketing TECNO Mobile.

Think globally, act locally‘.

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T780 first dual SIM phone changed the fortunes of TECNO Mobile in African market.

TECNO Mobile took Africa OEM market by storm at a time when top two global players, NOKIA and SAMSUNG between them controlled nearly 80% of mobile shipments to the continent.

It took an ingenious first dual SIM mobile phone, T780 from TECNO to turn the tide. Fast forward 7 years after the launch of T780, that is, 2007 to 2014 and top OEM vendors are in disbelief as 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.

A mature TECNO mobile repositions with new market strategy

July 2015 report on The Guardian placed the combined smart phone shipment share of SAMSUNG, TECNO and Apple in Africa, Q1 2015 at 55%. This puts TECNO mobile products at loggerhead once again with the world’s best and this time the OEM giant adopts a different market strategy to stand out in the competition.

At TECNO Mobile, our reinvigorated goal is to be seen as the leader in mobile entertainment and our strategy is to target specific needs of different market segments with tailored products. For instance, this year we’ve launched our flagship music phone and camera phone, TECNO BOOM J7 and CAMON C8 smart phones which are targeted at music lovers and picture aficionados. From our standpoint, every key smart phone feature that end users enjoy, should have a TECNO smart phone that is optimized to give the best experience of that feature in the market“.

TECNO phone for audiophiles

TECNO Mobile sees the bigger picture where smart phones will serve as the sole source of entertainment for millions of Africa’s highly mobile city-dwelling youths and have tailored its smart phones to be the source of their entertainment.

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TECNO BOOM J7 comes with a pre-installed music app, Boom player that gives users access to local and international hit songs. Users can organize, download or stream selected music, content on Boom player is paid for

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The new generation African mobile end user enjoys his/her music and/or movie content on his/her smart phones and this is owing to advancements in technology that have seen high quality display on smart phones and more video playback time“. – Jesse Ogunhemin, Head of digital marketing TECNO Mobile Nigeria.

TECNO phone for photo lovers

TECNO impressed mobile end users with CAMON C8, its flagship smart phone that boast low light cameras with dual LED flash.

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TECNO PHANTOM smart phones

This class of TECNO premium flagships brings together all the key features other TECNO smart phones like low light camera and superlative music reverberation stereos in one elegantly crafted smart phone.

The New TECNO PHANTOM smart phone was launched on Wednesday 16th September, 2015. This flagship spots TECNO Mobile’s first fingerprint sensor.

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  1. benjamin

    October 7, 2015 at 10:36 am

    It looks very impressive. Very nice review

  2. Juwon

    October 26, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Abeg, make techno pullover, I had a bad experience with their phone, unless they are giving me for free, I will not use my HARD earned money to buy it.

    • YorubaGo

      November 2, 2015 at 12:11 pm

      Brother, which phone doesn’t have its own bad days, maybe you bought a fake one though?

  3. oladipupo22

    November 2, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Very nice move from d King of smartphones

  4. OnyeAraNdiIgbo

    November 2, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    This is a very welcome development, although all Smartphone firms have their flaws but I’m glad Africans are beginning to embrace Tecno

  5. BustScam

    November 2, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    When shall we begin to recognize the foreign firms who mean well for us in Africa? Tecno all the way

    • 36okoncepts

      April 18, 2016 at 4:56 am

      Yes o bro! Tecno all the way

  6. Sholibor

    December 3, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Tecno phones are durable with great battery life. They also have aggressive marketing strategy.

  7. wilson

    January 23, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Tecno Mobile has come along way in Africa and particular in Nigeria, they went from a company known for making cheap fake phones to company who has come to help Nigerians have access to world class phones at a cheap rate, phones with similar features as the iphone, samsung phones etc. you can read my article on the evolution of china phones in Nigeria here

  8. onyxyinka

    April 18, 2016 at 5:02 am

    They worked hard for it

  9. charles

    May 29, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    very impressive job from tecno, but infinix mobile might soon take over

  10. chomski

    February 25, 2020 at 11:25 am

    this is good
    Tecno is growing well

  11. Ahmed

    February 25, 2020 at 11:28 am

    Tecno is doing a great job, it would be very difficult for any other bran TV to overtake

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