Aiming to disrupt India’s mid-segment smartphone market, Samsung is set to launch four new smartphones — two each in Galaxy “A” and Galaxy “J” series — this month.
The upcoming Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6+ smartphones could be priced between Rs 20,000 and Rs 25,000 while the devices in Galaxy “J” series could cost customers Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000, industry sources told IANS on Friday.
Two of the four smartphones in the upcoming line-up would come with dual camera set-up, the sources added.
All of them will be made at the company’s Noida facility. The smartphones will feature Samsung’s super AMOLED “Infinity Display” — bezel-less screen that creates an immersive viewing experience.
Notably, Samsung’s flagship smartphones such as Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S9 series feature the “Infinity Display”. Now, with the upcoming devices, the display feature would be introduced at lower price points in the Indian market.
The South Korean giant first introduced the “Infinity Display” in Galaxy S8 series in 2017. (IANS)
Samsung Electronics Co on Wednesday said it will propel technology innovations to tackle the unfavourable business environment and foster new growth drivers such as artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G.
Samsung vowed to step up its innovations to overcome business challenges amid falling prices of memory chips and flattening global demand for new smartphones.
“The company plans to push for profound innovations across the divisions as the unfavourable business environment is expected to continue this year,” Kim Ki-nam, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, said at a meeting at the company headquarters attended by about 1,000 investors.
To get ahead in the fast-changing tech industry, Samsung said it will expand investment in burgeoning tech segments to propel growth.
“We will focus on new, promising businesses, such as AI and 5G, to bring meaningful changes and will actively respond to new business opportunities,” Kim said.
Announcing business plans during the shareholders meeting, the first since a 50:1 stock split in May which was aimed at making it easier for retail investors to purchase stakes in the firm, Kim said: “We will continue to release innovative products in our home appliance and IT and mobile communication divisions to expand our market-leading position.”
The world’s largest handset and memory chip maker said it posted $215.8 billion in sales and $52 billion in operating profits last year on a consolidated basis, posting record high profits driven by the boom in memory chips, Yonhap news agency reported.