LinkThe underlying reality is that Samsung has quietly taken over the Android market at every smartphone price level. In the last two years, it has sold close to 1,4-million Android devices in South Africa, almost unobtrusively moving past the 10 percent mark in smartphone market share. It claims around 95% of the local Android market, with the Sony Xperia range making up the rest.
The biggest contributor to these sales is one of the cheapest Android phones on the market, the Galaxy Pocket, which sells for less than R900. Between the low and high end, the new Galaxy mini, selling at around R3000, neatly slots into the space previously dominated by the BlackBerry Curve.
+1That's a bit short sighted considering the majority of our population cannot afford expensive smart phones. I think SA is a great market for lower cost, low powered devices.