New Delhi, Oct 3 : Riding on a stellar performance by Note 9, Samsung registered a 60 per cent market share (by value) and 62.5 per cent market share (by volume) in the premium segment for the month of August in India, a new report said on Wednesday.

According to the German market research firm Gfk, Samsung not only led the Rs 40,000 and above segment but also registered a 55.5 per cent market share (by value) and 55 per cent (by volume) in the Rs 30,000 and above segment in August in the country.

"We are extremely happy with the way our numbers are growing. We are bullish on further consolidating our leadership position in the Indian smartphone market. Our aim is to grow at 20-25 per cent in India in the festive quarter (October-December)," Aditya Babbar, General Manager, Samsung India, told IANS.

Galaxy Note 9 was launched in India on August 24 and pre-booking for the phone started on August 10.

"When we launched Note 9, we introduced a lot of consumer-centric offers like Rs 6,000 cash back on Paytm and Rs 6,000 upgrade offer," said Babbar, adding that Note 9 is Samsung's most successful "N Series" smartphone.

In the first half of 2018, Samsung led the Rs 30,000 segment by 50 per cent (in value) and 51 per cent (in volume).

After ruling the premium segment, Samsung has set its eyes on dominating the mid-price segment in India which is currently flooded with Chinese variants.

The company last month launched Galaxy A7 with triple rear cameras for Rs 23,990 in blue, black and gold colours. On October 11, Samsung will launch their first four-rear camera system device A9 in the premium segment (above Rs 30,000).



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Virat Kohli broke Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara's record to become the fastest to score 20,000 international runs, a target he reached when he scored 37 runs in the World Cup 2019 match against the West Indies on Thursday.The Indian skipper took only 417 innings to achieve the record -- 131 in Tests, 224 in ODIs and 62 in T20Is. Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara's previous best came off 453 innings each. Virat Kohli has now registered 11,124 runs in ODIs, and has 6,613 Test runs and 2,263 in T20Is.

Kohli, arguably the finest batsman in world cricket at the moment, started his World Cup 2019 scoring a mere 18 runs against South Africa in India's inaugural match. He however then lived up to his billing and scored 82 against holders Australia before hitting 77 against arch-rivals Pakistan. The 30-year-old also contributed with 67 runs in India's narrow victory over Afghanistan.

Virat Kohli has already become the fastest to score 11,000 One-day International (ODI) runs during World Cup 2019, breaking Tendulkar's record in the process.

Kohli achieved the feat in the match against Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester.

courtesy: ndtv.com