New Delhi: Dispatching a strong pre-Diwali message to its rivals, Samsung India on Thursday said the company is set to do business worth Rs 3,000 crore by selling over 2 million smartphones online before diyas are lit pan-India on October 27, and the sales will primarily be driven by the new “M” series smartphones arriving this month.
Asim Warsi, Senior Vice-President, Mobile Business, Samsung India, told IANS that the company’s online smartphone business which grew over 100 percent till date will only further cement its position — in excess of triple-digit growth — in the remaining months this year. “Samsung is confident about its smartphones sales growth during the run-up to Diwali. We will do business worth Rs 3,000 crore (GMV) through the online sale of smartphones in four-five weeks before the festival,” Warsi announced in a free-wheeling conversation. The primary driver of this business, he added, will be the Galaxy ‘M’ series, especially the Galaxy M30s and M10s that will arrive in the country by end of this month.
“We expect to sell over two million smartphones online during the festive season, primarily driven by new Galaxy ‘M’ launches,” said a beaming Warsi. (IANS)’