NEW DELHI :
Buyers of Samsung's Galaxy S series of premium smartphones will have to shell out close to ₹1.18 lakh to get their hands on the top-end model of the device that starts selling in India from March 8.
Samsung had launched three models - Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10e - in San Francisco on February 20. These flagship devices will compete head-on with Apple's iPhone that is seeing sales slowdown in many markets, including China. "Galaxy S10+ will be available in 1 TB, 512GB and 128 GB storage variants and will be priced at ₹1,17,900, ₹91,900 and ₹73,900, respectively," Samsung said in its statement.
The new phones include features like cinematic Infinity-O display, enhanced camera capabilities and in-display fingerprint scanner among others, Samsung said.
However, the South Korean tech giant did not disclose if the keenly awaited Galaxy Fold - which boasts of a 7.3-inch "foldable display" - will make its way to the Indian market. The 5G-enabled Galaxy Fold is slated to be available in the US towards April-end, starting at USD 1,980.
The Galaxy S10, on the other hand, will retail for ₹84,900 (512 GB variant) and ₹66,900 (128 GB), it added. The Galaxy S10e would be available in only 128 GB storage variant and will be priced at ₹55,900.
Samsung had launched its previous generation (S9 and S9+) in March last year for ₹57,900 onwards. India's premium smartphone segment (priced above ₹30,000) witnessed an 8% growth in 2018, with Samsung leading the shipment chart with 34% market share, as per Counterpoint Research.
In the Indian market, China's OnePlus has emerged as a strong competition in the said category. In December quarter, OnePlus led the premium smartphone shipment chart with 36% market share. It had 33 per cent share for entire 2018. Apple had a share of 23% of the segment in 2018.
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