Samsung will soon launch its new budget range of smartphones -- Galaxy C series -- in India and China.
According to Korea Bizware, industry sources have revealed that the Korean handset-maker will release the phone first in China followed by India in an effort to secure a meaningful share of the world’s most important smartphone markets, with competition becoming increasingly heated.
If the rumors are confirmed to be true, the Galaxy C will be the fourth mid-low end phone Samsung has introduced thus far, following the Galaxy A, Galaxy E and Galaxy J. Samsung’s new budget phone is expected to feature a 5.2-inch display, and is expected to sell at around $170 or Rs 11,500 approximately.
In China, Samsung has been crowded out by domestic rivals such as Xiaomi, Huawei, Vivo and OPPO, dropping the South Korean company out of the top 5 in terms of smartphone sales. Meanwhile, Samsung’s local rival LG Electronics is planning to introduce the G5 SE, a budget version of its flagship G5 smartphone, which is expected to target the Latin American market.