Samsung continues to lead premium segment in India thanks to Galaxy Note 9

Samsung continues to lead premium segment in India thanks to Galaxy Note 9

Unlike China, Samsung’s performance in India is rather promising, especially in the premium segment where the brand captured a large market share during the month of August, according to German market research firm Gfk.

Just as expected, the launch of the Galaxy Note 9 that same month contributed heavily to Samsung’s results. In fact, in the segment of smartphones priced at $540 or above, the company reached a market share of 62.5% when considering the volume of devices sold. Additionally, the company also earned 60% of all revenue generated. 

Aside from strong performance in the flagship segment, the brand’s various Galaxy A-line devices also proved popular among Indian consumers. This was especially notable in the $400 to $540 price range, where Samsung’s market share sat at a considerable 55%, allowing it to rake in 55.5% of revenues in the segment.

Following this impressive performance, the company is hoping to further increase its share in mid-range segment with the help of the new Galaxy A7 (2018) and the upcoming Galaxy A6s and A9s, all of which focus on introducing premium features at lower price points. Looking to the near future, Samsung hopes to increase its sales by around 20% during the festive season.

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Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)

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29 Comments

1. Papa_Ji

Posts: 884; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Happy to see Indians are not buying rotten US fruits... 300$ vs 2000$ https://youtu.be/emPiTZHdP88

2. STRANG3R

Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Because indians think before they buy.

6. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Or do they?

13. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

That fruit company is only American in name

3. OneLove123

Posts: 1267; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Note 9 is a great phone.

4. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 392; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Wish I could afford it, played around with it in store, stunning in ocean blue. Reserving my upgrade for the S10 though

5. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1278; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

All thanks to 4000mAh battery in the Note 9. Phone Cos must use 4000mAh battery as bare minimum these days. I wonder why bigger brands reserve bigger battery to mid range phones only? May be to make thin phones? But with good for nothing fragile glass back, people are forced to use case. So what is the use of thinner and always wall hugging premium phones?

10. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Stop it mate. iPhone XS with 2658mAh beat your Note 9.

12. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Only in iPA tests, try real life comparisons. but keep talking Mate

21. addisbad

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 03, 2014

Oh the iPhone will win in real life! (with a couple of power banks on it's side V/S the Note 9 with nothing but its own battery)

26. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

15. Papa_Ji

Posts: 884; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

27. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Lol dudes on PhoneArena posting s**t from GSMArena gtfoh

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31638; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The Note 9 is a do it all device, it deserves a top spot.

23. addisbad

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 03, 2014

Yeah...but i would still go for the S9 any day. If they made the note in a smaller size (not more than 5.7-5.9) i would definitely go for it...Don't know why they don't make smaller phones these days, the huge ones are a pain to handle

16. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Wow. The Note in India would be a very expensive phone along with Apple. Of course. And Sammie took 65% of the high-end sales. I am wondering how they pulled it off?! India is like the iPhone is overpriced boring news. Even they know the Note is the better buy if you have the cash.

22. addisbad

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 03, 2014

Yeah...here in India the Note 9 costs an equivalent of 907 USD and the iPhone Xs Max costs 1692...that's a difference of 785 USD... so if someone actually wants they can throw in an additional 122 USD and get two Note 9's instead of an Xs Max

24. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

Only the good products strive in India, bad and overpriced products run out of business here in India. It's a very different market, people THINK here unlike other countries before buying.

28. perry1234

Posts: 654; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

A well deserved win for the Note 9. It is the better phone after all, tech wise. Apple does have a slightly more colour accurate display slightly better performance and better camera in daylight(also not in all cases , I would call it 55-45 in favour of the new iPhones) , but all else goes in favour of Note 9.

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