Electronics major Samsung is confident of further strengthening its position in the tablet PC market in India and has launched a new device -- Galaxy Tab A 2017 -- priced at Rs 17,990.
"The tablet market in India, like global markets, has been declining. But we have bucked the trend and we have seen an increase in our market share...Galaxy Tab A will help us consolidate our market leadership in the country," Samsung India Director (Mobile Business) Vishal Kaul told PTI.
He added that the company has 50 per cent share in the tablet PC category in value terms and similar share in volume terms as per GfK data.
Kaul said the company has seen "double-digit growth" in its tablet business, a trend that it expects will continue.
The company has a portfolio of six tablets, priced between Rs 8,600 and Rs 47,000. It sells tablets to consumers as well as enterprises, adding tools as per the client requirements.
Talking about the Galaxy Tab A 2017, Kaul said the device features an 8-inch display, 5,000 mAh battery and Samsung's Bixby Home capabilities.
"There is also a kids mode that offers parents and children a library of expertly curated, educational games and content," he added.
Powered by 1.4GHz quadcore processor, the device has a 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory (expandable upto 256GB), 8MP rear and 5MP front camera.