The company said that it also intended to launch smart phone with less than Rs 10,000 price range though it ruled out launching phones in the price range of Rs 5,000- 6,000.
    
"We want to get 15 percent market share in next three quarters," company's country head, Faisal Siddiqui told reporters in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
     
The Company said that it presently had about 3-6 percent market share in the country’s mobile handset market.
    
"We are focusing on increasing our reach and ensuring consumers have access to our after sales service support to gain market share," Siddiqui said. As a part of plans to expand its reach, HTC has appointed four national mobile handset national distributors.
    
"Currently, we are selling through 4,000 multi brand outlets and  want to increase it to 7,000 outlets in the next six months," he said. The company has planned to expand after sales service network to 400 shops from the present 250.
     
On being asked about launching more handsets, he said that the company will come out with 3-5 new models with a price range between Rs 20,000 to Rs 40,000 by December this year. He said that it is also looking at bringing out mobile phones in the price range of less than Rs 10,000.
    
Country’s smart phone market is projected at 25-26 million units this year, out of which 50 percent will be of handsets priced at less than Rs 10,000.

(Agencies)

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