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Lenovo Plans to Debut Africa Smartphone in Nigeria This Year

Lenovo Group Ltd. will introduce its first smartphones in Africa, with a release planned for Nigeria before the end of the year, as the Chinese company looks for markets where it can sell directly to customers.

The world’s second-biggest maker of personal computers picked Nigeria because, unlike in South Africa, it doesn’t have to work with local telecommunications companies in order to sell its handsets, according to Graham Braum, general manager of Africa. South Africa is the continent’s biggest economy while Nigeria is the second largest.