We have learned that Global top smartphone manufacturer Samsung may stop selling 2G smartphones in India.
This is dramatic shift of strategy as per our opinion as still more than 40% sales of mobile phones in India is coming from feature phones – a category once dominated by Nokia.
Our sources confirmed that probably leading domestic contender Micromax have also decided the same. The major reason behind this could be the falling prices of 2G smartphones and profitability pressure over the category. But this will also mark the exit of some of the most popular smartphones from the market.
One of the first Tizen OS operated smartphone launched by Samsung in India was Z1. However, this phone did not make buzz in the market and soon we have seen that the company was forced to reduce selling prices drastically.
Z1 is still available on amazon.in
Another model which may get discontinue is Samsung Grand Neo.
The model sports 5-Inch poor resolution of FWVGA and powered by Quad Core Processor. Rear Camera is of 5MP and available in 4 different colors.
The model is still available on amazon at less than INR 7,500 price. You can get the latest offer from here
Meet the super star seller of Year 2013-14 from Samsung in India Galaxy S Duos. You may learn more about this model by clicking here.
It is available on sale at Paytm which is already offering good discount
You can easily credit this phone which have pioneered Samsung’s India success story. Meet Galaxy Y Duos !! – Carrying less than 3.5-Inch screen have scripted success of Samsung Mobile in India.
You can still buy this phone at ebay from couple of sellers.
If company decide to get away from 2G platform, this will clearly help to increase company’s profitability in Indian market as per our estimates. But since the new growth is coming from rural market of India – it will be worth interesting to know if company really does this or not?
Readers comments welcome !!