Samsung launches Galaxy A8, smartphone sales grow 150 pct

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Aug 26, 2015 (LBO) – Samsung launched its newest Galaxy A8 model in Sri Lanka on Tuesday amid significant growth in demand for smartphones, an offical said.

The Galaxy A8 is the latest member of the Galaxy A range with 4G LTE compatibility, a 1.8/1.3 GHz Octa Core processor and its slimmest with a width of 5.9 mm.

“We are selling over 50,000 smartphones right now, on a monthly basis, which is a significant number,” Nigel Adams, the product manager for Samsung in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, said.

“We are experiencing 120 to 150 percent growth which is tremendous. The entire industry is growing at a rapid pace.”

Samsung has around 30 models on offer in the island including tablets, smart phones and feature phones.

75 to 80 percent of the market is estimated to be feature phones. Feature phones have functionality such as internet access, but do not have advanced capabilities of smartphones. Nigel said Samsung sells around 20,000 to 30,000 feature phones monthly.

“Samsung is a premium brand. We always make sure we give a better product at an affordable price.”

Samsung is distributed by John Keells Office Automation, Softlogic Mobile Distribution, Singer, Softlogic Retail and Sinhagiri companies in Sri Lanka.