Samsung says Galaxy A series sold over 5 million units in just 70 days

“Samsung says it sold over 5 million Galaxy A units in India in just 70 days, clocking in revenue of $1 billion.

Samsung, at the launch of the Galaxy A-series earlier this year, set itself a goal to generate $4 billion (around Rs 27,700 crores) in revenues from its Galaxy A series in 2019 and in-line with the expectations, the latest budget series seems to be fetching fruitful results for the brand. Samsung India senior vice-president Ranjivjit Singh, talking to PTI has announced that it sold a record 5 million Galaxy A units in India in just 70 days of launch and clocked in revenue of $1 billion (nearly Rs 7,000 crore).

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Samsung India Senior Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer Ranjivjit Singh said, “We now have six models in the A series and are receiving great response from across the country. The A2 Core, which was our entry-level offering, is driving a huge volume. In 70 days, we have already sold 5 million units under the A series and are well on track with our USD 4 billion targets.”

Samsung’s mid-range and the budget segment’s market share over the past couple of years had witnessed a record downfall, thanks to the domination of Chinese players like Xiaomi, HonorRealme, and few others. After a brief gap, the Korean giant introduced the Galaxy A-series back in February targeting the millennials. Samsung even mentioned that it would introduce a new model every month under the A series and will be launching the Galaxy A80 in the premium segment in the next few days. Back in April, Samsung has mentioned that its Galaxy A series sold over 2 million units in just 40 days of launch, thus generating a revenue of $500 million (around 3,500 crores).

Talking about the Galaxy M series, Singh added, “We are seeing strong traction with our M series (available on Amazon and Samsung’s online platform). Our premium lineup (S10, S10+, and S10e) has also done extremely well, and we had a market share of 77 percent by value of the premium smartphone category (Rs 30,000 and above) in India. According to Counterpoint Research, Samsung achieved a market share of 44 percent in the premium smartphone segment in India in Q1 2019. 

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LED Flash
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USB Type-C port
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Sai Krishna is a close follower of tech and everything that has the word 'smart' involved. This makes him passionate to write about everything revolving around the world of technology. He can always be seen surfing the web and while he’s not working, you can find him re-watching Seinfeld and reading comics.
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