Samsung is reportedly planning to discontinue its Galaxy J series of smartphones. Instead, it will merge its lesser priced lineup with the mid-range A series. The move is reportedly Samsung’s way to combat the rising competition from Chinese brands in the same price segment.
The Galaxy J series is the budget lineup that the manufacturer provides. It will merge it with the A series, which will then cover the entire segment. Apart from this, Samsung is also planning to replace its Galaxy On series with a new Galaxy M lineup. The Galaxy M series will target the budget smartphone segment which is currently ruled by Chinese manufacturers.
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Samsung launched four new budget smartphones in India on May 21st. The pricier of the four are the Galaxy A6 and A6+ while the Galaxy J6 and J8 are the company’s sub-20K smartphones. Samsung has had a successful start to 2018 with its flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Samsung has launched two great smartphones in 2018 so far, the Galaxy S9 and S9+. The company’s budget offerings, on the other hand, have been underwhelming, to say the least. Brands like Xiaomi, Asus and now Realme, have far more superior budget devices than what Samsung has launched in India so far.
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According to reports, Samsung is going to lower the shipment of its smartphones in 2016 by 12%. This means the company would be shipping about 420-430 million units next year. Samsung is going to focus less on its high-end S series, and more on its budget and mid-range phones. The J series and the A series ensured that Samsung performed well in 2015. However, the year also saw a fall in the over-all demand of smartphones globally.
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