Sony aims for a spot in top-three of Indian smartphone market


Sony India's Tadato Kimura in New Delhi.
Sony India’s Tadato Kimura displays newly launched the new Xperia Z ultra waterproof smartphone at a function in New Delhi. Image Credit: AFP

Sony India has revealed that plans to be among the top three smartphone manufacturers in the country.

“We want to be among the top three players by next year,” said Sony India’s Tadato Kimura at the Xperia Z launch on Tuesday. He also noted that mobile division aims its revenue contribution to match that of Bravia TV range.

Kimura stated that Sony has a 7.5 per cent smartphone market share at present and the company would continue to introduce new products in each price-segment every month to keep the momentum going.

He also noted that Sony is concentrating more on premium smartphone segment, where it currently hold 13 per cent of the market share more than its overall share and it plans to increase that to 30 per cent to become the top player in this segment.

With the launch Xperia Z Ultra, Sony now has a total of three premium smartphones in the country including Xperia Z and Z Ultra. The company recently also started an EMI and trade-in scheme for consumers, in which a consumer can exchange can his/ her own smartphone for Xperia Z/ ZL and get INR 5,000 discount on the price.

“We want affluent consumers who want to enjoy technology. The tablet market in India is low cost driven and we have no interest at all in that segment… we are aggressive in smartphones,” Tadato Kimura said.

Inputs from PTI


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5 thoughts on “Sony aims for a spot in top-three of Indian smartphone market

    sonyfan

    (July 31, 2013 - 10:57 am)

    Sony, just launch the Xperia C in India ASAP, at a tempting price of around 15000 INR and see the market fall at your knees.

      kaushik

      (July 31, 2013 - 11:28 am)

      it’s available for 14.5k bro

        akhil sai

        (July 31, 2013 - 11:58 am)

        where can i find xperia c at that price….???
        I was thinking it is not available yet…!!!!!!!

        Mahammad Gous

        (July 31, 2013 - 11:59 am)

        I can not see it on any website, @b28c1d59b6cc84aecc656d39bf99de02:disqus can you share the details?

        sonyfan

        (July 31, 2013 - 2:09 pm)

        it has not yet been launched in India,
        the price you are quoting is from the net where it’s expected price varies from 14000 to 19000 Rs.based on the websites.
        Xperia C is available on Chinese telecom company Unicom for 1799 yuan that roughly translates to 18000 INR.

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