Monday, 24 September, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?

Samsung Galaxy S9: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? Samsung Galaxy S9: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?
Theresa Hayes | 07 March, 2018, 21:17

The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus smartphones will be released in the Chinese market from March 16 in three colors - midnight black, coral blue and lilac purple.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are not exactly noted for their original design, but they remain two very well made and elegant devices.

Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will be offered at a price of Rs. 57,900 and Rs. 64,900 respectively for 64GB variants and Rs. 65,900 and Rs. 72,900 respectively for 256GB variants.

The South Korean tech giant has been losing ground in the Chinese market due to local rivals that have launched competitively priced models. All of these things are great, but one of our forum users had an idea for something different.

Warsi believes the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will help the company further consolidate its leadership in the premium segment. While we have not seen the device yet, Techconfigurations think that it might actually look like this when it arrives. "We expect the excitement around the S9 and S9+ is going to take it to another level", Warsi said.

In 2017, Samsung with 24.7 per cent share was the leader in the overall Indian smartphone market, according to the latest numbers from the International Data Corporation (IDC). However, in the last quarter (Q4) Xiaomi sold more phones than Samsung. Samsung also has the largest retail network in the nation, which puts Xiaomi at a disadvantage.

"Samsung has been growing as a truly localised Chinese company", Koh Dong-jin, Head of Samsung's IT and Mobile Communications Division, said during a showcase event in China.

Samsung is also confident of expanding its market share with its strong investments in R&D and innovations.

"We invest $14 billion in R&D globally and have five global R&D centres based in India".