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Samsung eyes bigger share of India’s mid-priced smartphone mkt

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New Delhi :  Samsung today launched a new ‘On’ series of handsets for young Internet-savvy users, a move aimed at helping the Korean electronics major further expand its position in the mid-priced smartphone market in India.

Samsung claims to have grown its market share in the mid segment (Rs 10,000 – Rs 20,000 smartphones) to 49 per cent in September from 43 per cent in the same month last year.

“Young India today is always on the move and is looking to be connected all the time. At the same time, India is a value driven market and ‘On’ series will enable millennials to seamlessly integrate their personal and professional lives,” Samsung India Electronics Director Product Marketing Manu Sharma told PTI.

He added that “engaging propositions” like MixRadio and My Galaxy will help in the uptake of the ‘On’ range of devices.

Samsung has launched two devices under the range — On5 and On7, priced at Rs 8,990 and Rs 10,990, respectively. The 4G-enabled devices will be available exclusively through e-commerce firm Flipkart.

The On5 features 5-inch display, 1.3 GHz quadcore processor, 8MP rear and 5MP front cameras, 1.5GB RAM, 8GB memory (expandable up to 128GB) and 2,600 mAh battery.

The On7 has a 5.5-inch display, 1.2 GHz quadcore Snapdragon processor, 13MP rear and 5MP front cameras and 3,000 mAh battery.

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