Soon after unveiling the company's latest offering to the Indian handset market - the Note 3 smartphone priced
Nifty gadgets galore now. What do you think is the future of mobile telephony in
It's very bright. People ask me why the smartphone growth in
One, devices have become more powerful .you can offer terrific customer experience today on our devices, especially the multi-tasking features. Obviously, it makes people's life easier and, therefore, defines the utility of devices. That is how the device eco-system has developed.
Two, 3G in
Three, the app eco-system.
Not just languages but also apps with local relevance. At the end of the day, when somebody in
What is your expectation with your Galaxy Gear device?
We'll be creating a new category. We are launching this in
What do you have to say about local brands trying to steal your market share? Also, in the grey market, low-end handset are readily available and cater to a large number of customers in rural and remote areas. How do you plan to address that segment?
We are very comfortable (with the present situation). We will never compromise on consumer experience. We do charge a premium because we invest almost 8% of our huge global revenue in R&D and that comes at a cost and that differentiates us as Samsung from everybody else, who just copy. Our market share continues to grow. May be they are gaining from somebody else; they are not gaining from us. We have not lost our market share. We have a very balanced portfolio. We continue to sell our feature phones as well. Our focus is, of course, to build smart devices. Ask them (domestic players) about customers service... customers have huge issues. It is not only about copying, getting stuffs from
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