We have seen how Samsung had the lineup of their smartphones like the J Series, On Series, the A series, the S Series and the Note Lineup. The thing is with the J series and the On Series, they were overpopulated and competing with each other. But with the new M Series, everything seems refined and clear.
The J Series was a mess with all the J2 to J7 and with all their Prime and Max models. Along with the On Series, the phones were competing with itself. Moreover, they were nowhere near the competition.
But what we are hearing from the M Series, they are the thing what we were expecting for a long time from Samsung. They are going to replace their overcrowded portfolio with the J and the On Series. The M Series will have 3 models and different variants ranging from around ₹ 8,000 to ₹ 20,000. These phones won’t be super in providing much value but still, we will be getting pretty good phones from a brand like Samsung, that has one of the widest service networks.
Samsung is a brand that manufactures smartphones from ₹ 8000 to around ₹ 85,000. The smartphone from ₹ 8,000 to ₹ 20,000 is the area of Samsung M Series. The Range from ₹ 20,000 to about ₹ 45,000 will be managed by the Samsung A Series.
A piece of recent news was that the for 2019, the A series will have 10 devices in the first half of 2019 itself, a pretty decent range for the potential customers. Like the M Series, they have to make them value for money as in the upper range of the segment, there are phones like OnePlus. Above the range of the A-Series, there are the magnificent S and Note Series. Although the sales are declining, they are the best of the tech.
The upcoming the S series have a lite version which might tinker with the upper models of the A series but there is also a chance that S series gets more expensive and the lite models come above the ₹ 45,000 mark. Well, that is the thing of the future. But still, I can hope that is will not be messed up with A and S series like the J and On Series are now.
The buyers planning to buy a Samsung device in the budget phone will have a better and clearer set of options to chose from. They will also be now more clearer to compare with others. As of now, it is quite difficult to compare the Samsungs with each other.
The one slot which is empty now is the price range of below ₹ 8,000. Maybe Samsung can launch another series for the entry-level phones. Which may have phones with 2GB RAM like that of Xiaomi’s and also may have a ₹ 5000 phone with Android Go Edition. This can also be a good addition to the Samsung offerings.
All in all is that Samsung has refined the phones for itself. The crowd of various series ranging in various price segments and fighting each other will dissolve. The M series from ₹ 8,000 to ₹ 20,00 will have 3 models, the A series form ₹ 20,000 to ₹ 45,00 will have more than 10 models and then there are S and Note Series which are already set.
If Samsung keeps this concept, they will have one of the best portfolios of any brand. And I hope Samsung doesn’t mess it up.
So what do you think about it?
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