of Android on a Samsung device will be discernibly different (superior), which was through our touch user interface. With regard to local apps, we have tried to ensure relevance.
Everything else that stemmed out of products like brand building, channel practice, marketing initiatives they have always looked for one common denominator—what’s new, what’s more different about it, how is it exciting and appealing now.
What is the technology differentiator that Samsung brings to the table?
Certain technology is unique to Samsung globally like in hardware space—design and ergonomics. For example, in our display capabilities and screen technologies we have had an advantage always in terms of screen resolution. And not just in mobile phones, but mobile phones have epitomised it for us. Another example, Samsung TouchWiz as a user interface is a global differentiator—we wanted to make it more intuitive and more flowy.
In India we have music, gaming, video, education, utility services that we have created with local partners. We also create our own apps—downloadable on our smartphones and feature phones and in several devices these are pre-loaded too...these are all relevant apps for Indian users. With these new varied offerings, we intend to offer solutions to various needs of the Indian consumers through the perfect harmony of smart, innovative technology and stylish design. At Samsung we provide a range of devices across categories. This approach has helped us in offering mobile devices at different features thereby providing our customers with more choice—choice in terms of handsets, prices, applications and the platform that best suits their needs.
What according to you is the key to succeed with the Indian consumer?
Indian handset market is quite dynamic and consumer base is evolving. All issues in the market are cases of unfulfilled demand, which in turn presents itself as an opportunity. Samsung is the best placed to address these opportunities as it is a full range player and offers products in all categories and on different platforms.
The mobile consumer market has evolved and consumers are looking at buying devices that best suit their individual and business needs. Samsung is the only platform agnostic player with the