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Galaxy S9 was the most-searched smartphone in 2018: TMI Report 2018 for Samsung

The company introduced a total of 24 smartphones in different price segments.

Samsung saw a mixed response in the Indian smartphone industry for the year 2018. The brand saw a decline in its market share as its competitor Xiaomi grabbing its chunk of share with its aggressive launches.

That said, Samsung was still one of the most active brands in 2018. The company introduced a total of 24 smartphones in different price segments. The cheapest model company launched was the Samsung Galaxy J2 Core that came with a price tag of Rs 6190, while the most expensive model was the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 that was priced at Rs 84,900.

Samsung smartphones
ModelPriceModelPrice
Galaxy S9Rs 57900 / Rs 65900Galaxy A9 (2018)Rs 36990 / Rs 39990
Galaxy J6+Rs 15,990Galaxy A6+Rs 25990
Galaxy J6Rs 13,990 / Rs 16490Galaxy On8Rs 16990
Galaxy J4Rs 9990 / Rs 11990Galaxy Note 9Rs 67900/ Rs 84,900
Galaxy On NxtRs 10999 / 16,900 / Rs 18490Galaxy A6Rs 21990/ Rs 22990
Galaxy J2 CoreRs 6190Galaxy J2 (2018)Rs 8190
Galaxy A7 (2018)Rs 23,990 / Rs 28990Galaxy J4+Rs 10,990
Galaxy S9+Rs 64900 / Rs 72900Galaxy J7 DuoRs 16990
Galaxy J8Rs 18990Galaxy A8+ (2018)Rs 28999
Galaxy J7 Prime 2Rs 13990Galaxy On6Rs 14490
Galaxy On7 PrimeRs 10990 / Rs 12990Galaxy A8 StarRs 34990

As The Mobile Indian survey, out of 24 models, the Galaxy J6 was the most-searched smartphone in the budget segment, while the Galaxy S9 recorded maximum search volume in the premium segment. The data was compiled using the 2 million visitors from the website. The Samsung Galaxy J6 comes with a price tag of Rs 16,490 for the 4GB RAM variant, while the 3GB RAM option is priced at Rs 13,990. The Samsung Galaxy S9 with 64GB storage is priced at Rs 57900, while the 256GB option comes with a price tag of Rs 65,900.

The Highs

In the year 2018, Samsung was the only brand that actively launched smartphones in different price bands ranging from budget segment to mid-range and to premium segment. The company had a vast portfolio of smartphones under different price tags. The year 2018 also saw Samsung showing its interest in the online space and introduced multiple models for purchase through online portals.

The Lows

Talking about lows, the Korean brand lacked some aggression in the online space. The year 2018 saw multiple brands like Xiaomi, Realme and more banking heavily on the online sale channels and bringing more competition to the online space, Samsung lacked that aggression. Another down point for the company was its slew of smartphones were overpriced.

To know more about TMI Report Card 2018 for Samsung, watch this video:

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