Samsung notes an increased demand for leasing of smartphones in Russia

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in Photobacterium Samsung Galaxy Note9. Archival photoSamsung notes an increased demand for leasing of smartphones in Russia© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

Samsung Electronics said the increased demand for the leasing programme of the flagship smartphone in Russia, more than half of the phones in the participating stores were purchased under this program, told RIA Novosti in the press service of the South Korean manufacturer.

Leasing of smartphones was first launched in Russia on 1 October. This service is offered to customers Samsung. Under the terms of the program, while leasing applies only to the flagship smartphones of Samsung (Galaxy S9 and S9+, Note9) salons company in five regions of the Russian Federation.

The leasing cost is from 3.79 thousand rubles per month. Fully paying a smartphone, you can get it property. After making 12 payments on or after 6 installments with a surcharge of 3.9 thousand participant of the program may be free to change a smartphone to a newer model in the absence of damage. At the same time for the rejection of the lease, the customer will have to pay 3.9 thousand rubles.

According to the representative of Samsung, in October more than half of the flagship smartphones in the stores participating in the program were purchased in leasing. The most popular smartphone in the first month of the program was Galaxy Note9 — it accounted for 70% of all sales. Thus 55% of all sales for the program occurred in the Galaxy Note9 with 128GB of memory.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. — one of the largest manufacturers of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, home appliances, medical devices, networking systems, semiconductors and led solutions. The company has offices in 79 countries of the world. Since 1991 the company works in the Russian market. According to MTS for the third quarter, Samsung became the second-largest number of smartphones sold in Russia (24.8 per cent). The share of Huawei and Apple amounted to 28.3% and 11.7%, respectively.