NEW DELHI, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung released the Galaxy Note 8 in India on Tuesday, with the tech giant’s latest flagship model expected to take the country’s premium smartphone market by storm.
Speaking to the press at a launch event yesterday, HC Hong, the CEO of Samsung Electronics Southwest Asia, said, “I appreciate Indian consumers who made Samsung the most trusted brand. I hope our growth continues and the new Galaxy Note 8 can change the lives of Indian people once again.”
Along with the release of the Galaxy Note 8 in India, Samsung has announced it will begin offering its artificial intelligence-based assistant service Bixby, which has been optimized to understand the English language spoken with an Indian accent, and is considering plans to add a new feature that digitally detects Hindi characters.
According to market researcher GfK, Samsung has been topping the smartphone market share in the world’s third largest market after China and the U.S. for years, and the trend is set to continue for some time amid political tensions between India and China that dented the overseas earnings of Chinese smartphone makers.
During the launch event, the price of the Galaxy Note 8 with 64GB memory capacity for the Indian market was revealed to be 67,900 rupees (1.19 million won).
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