After Honor and Huawei, the South Korean giant Samsung today has announced that it is extending the standard warranty on its product portfolio until May 31, 2020. This will be valid for all products whose warranty would have expired in this lockdown period (between March 20 and April 30, 2020).
Samsung also announced to extend the redemption period of offers for pre-booked customers of the Galaxy S20. Customers who have pre-booked the Galaxy S20 can now collect and activate their smartphone until April 30 2020 – previously it was until March 31 2020.
All the pre-booked consumers, who have purchased their S20 devices on or before March 31, will be able to redeem the Galaxy Buds+ offer until May 15, 2020. Consumers who have pre-booked the Galaxy S20+ or the S20 Ultra can get the Galaxy Buds at Rs 1,999. And consumers who have purchased the Galaxy S20 can purchase them at Rs 2,999.
The S20 Series includes the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra, which are priced at Rs 66,999, Rs 73,999, and Rs 92,999, respectively.
The coronavirus outbreak has also resulted in the fall of global smartphone shipments, which fell nearly 14 per cent on a year-over-year (YoY) basis in February 2020.
In early March, media reported that the Samsung Galaxy S20 sales were 50 per cent lower than its predecessors. Samsung sold nearly 70,800 units of the smartphone in the domestic market, which is lower than the first-day sales figure of the Galaxy S10 Series. The coronavirus pandemic has not only halted the sales but has also made big tech giants shut their manufacturing plants. Samsung has already temporarily shut its manufacturing plants in India, owing to the coronavirus pandemic.