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Samsung to Lead Premium TV Deliveries in 2018: Report

According to a data, the global sales of premium televisions was anticipated to reach 1.69 million units in 2018, rising sharply from 1.15 million units estimated for 2017.

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Updated:January 2, 2018, 5:09 PM IST
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Samsung to Lead Premium TV Deliveries in 2018: Report
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The global market for premium televisions sized 75-inches and above is set to rise sharply in 2018, led by South Korean tech major Samsung Electronics Co, industry data showed on Tuesday. According to the data compiled by industry tracker IHS Markit, the global sales of such televisions was anticipated to reach 1.69 million units in 2018, rising sharply from 1.15 million units estimated for 2017, Yonhap News Agency reported.

"While the global TV market's growth remains sluggish due to the expanding penetration of smartphones, the sales of premium TVs are still gradually increasing," an industry insider said. "Samsung Electronics' strategy to focus on products 75-inches and larger seems to be effective," the industry insider added.

Samsung is estimated to have sold 151,800 units of TVs (75-inches and larger) in the third quarter, followed by Japan-based Sony. with 79,700 units and Samsung's smaller South Korean rival LG Electronics Inc. with 34,900 units, IHS Markit data showed. Industry data showed products sized 75 inches and over accounted for 8.1 percent of Samsung's combined TV sales in the third quarter of 2017, up from 3.2 percent posted in the first quarter.

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