Samsung said that the pre-booking notifications for its Galaxy Note 20 smartphone crossed more than 5 lakh in India this year.
“The pre-booking notifications of the devices were double than that of Galaxy Note10 last year,” said Aditya Babbar, director, Mobile Business, Samsung India.
The South Korean major last week opened pre-booking for its Galaxy Note20 series in India. Samsung launched the 8GB+256GB model of 6.7-inch Galaxy Note 20 at the original price of Rs 77,999. Samsung also unveiled the 12GB+256GB model of 6.9-inch Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G for Rs 104,999 in the country.
Meanwhile, Samsung unveiled a mystic blue colour edition of the newly-launched Galaxy Note20 in India. The smartphone that comes in mystic bronze, mystic green and now mystic blue will be available for Rs 64,999 with voucher and credit/debit card offers.
The company said smartphone customers, who are pre-booking Galaxy Note20, will be eligible for benefits worth Rs 7,000 that can be redeemed on Samsung Shop app on a set of products, including Galaxy Buds+, Galaxy Buds Live, Galaxy Watches and Galaxy Tabs, among others.
Samsung’s Note 20 boasts a larger screen at 6.7 inches (17 cm), 5G connectivity, enhanced writing features with its S-Pen stylus, and access to more than 100 console and PC games via a tie-up with Microsoft’s Xbox cloud service.
It will go on sale from Aug. 21 in about 70 countries including the United States, where the basic version will retail for $999, compared to the predecessor’s $949.
Samsung posted 29 percent on-year drop in shipments in the June quarter, the biggest fall among top vendors, according to researcher IDC.
Apple, which launched the budget-friendly SE during the period, remained resilient with 11 percent on-year shipment growth, while Huawei posted only a 5 percent fall.
The global smartphone market shrank about 16 percent on-year in the April-June quarter due to COVID-19 lockdowns and consumer caution, a larger contraction than in the first quarter, and is expected to improve only slightly in the second half, IDC said.