Samsung launches tablet, LED; claims 30% of Indias flat TV mkt

Written by Sharad Raghavan | Bangkok | Updated: Mar 19 2012, 08:12am hrs
Speaking at the Samsung South West Asia Forum, 2012, in Bangkok, vice-president of audio visual business of Samsung India Raj Kumar Rishi said the firm has captured 30% market share in the flat panel TV segment in India. The firm sold 3.8 million units last year, he said.

At the forum, Samsung announced the launch of its latest model of flat panel TV ES8000 LED. The LED has wifi connectivity, dual-core processor, integrated camera and a microphone, which enables voice recognition, a new way to control channels, volume levels and power on/off the TV using only voice or hand gestures.

President and CEO of Samsung Electronics BD Park said the company had registered a global sale of $143 billion last year, with a leading market share in LCD and smartphone segments in South-West Asia.

Samsung also showcased its DA-E750 audio dock. One of the key features of this dock is that it supports Samsung products like Galaxy tab series as well as Apple products.

A key feature intrinsic to all the Samsungs latest products is the All Share Play, which enables content sharing between any Samsung devices phone, camera, TV and computer without having to rely on a home network. One of the devices that showcased this feature was their new range of cameras, which can be controlled by a phone, allowing users to see what the camera is seeing, adjust zoom and other features, all remotely.

In the AC space, Mahesh Krishnan, vice-president of Home Appliances, said the first prize Samsung won at National Energy Conservation Awards 2011 highlights that energy conservation was important. Nearly 20% of ACs in India have 4-5 star BEE rating, he said, underlining commitment of Indians for eco-friendly goods.

Samsung also announced launch of its new tablet Galaxy Tab 2-310. The new tablet will hit market in April, and is estimated to cost R23,250. In the tablet market, Samsung has a share of 40-45%, said Uday Bhat, director, IT business, Samsung India.

The travel for this report was sponsored by Samsung Electronics