Samsung is adding another new smartphone to its portfolio as it seeks to boost its bottom line amid the fallout from the deadly Paris attacks.
The company has added a slimmed down version of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 to its lineup of flagship smartphones.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 and the Samsung Edge smartphone are the latest Samsung smartphone to be added to the UK market.
The devices, which cost around £200 and £250, will hit shops in the country next month.
In an interview with The Lad, Samsung UK director of product development Matt Simmons said that the company was trying to bring its low-end smartphone range to the masses.
“Our core business is the UK, but we’ve got a lot of interest across the world.
It’s an interesting time for us to be able to make the Galaxy A8 and A9 in the United Kingdom,” Simmons said.”
We’ve got the Galaxy S8, S8+, S8 Plus and S9 coming out, and we’re bringing the Galaxy Series to the world.”
The Galaxy A7 was introduced to the US market last year and the Galaxy Note5 launched in April, although the Note7 has been a long-time favourite among Samsung fans in the US.
The Galaxy S6 was unveiled at Mobile World Congress last year, and was the first handset to come to the West.
Samsung also released the Galaxy J5 last year but it wasn’t a huge success in the West and the company announced that it would make the device available in China.
The new slimmed-down Galaxy A series will arrive in stores across the UK this month, but it is likely to be limited to select retailers.
A Samsung spokesperson said that they had not yet confirmed whether the devices would be available in Europe, but said that it was not planned to release in the region.
However, the spokesperson said it was possible that they could be available later this year.
A recent report by The Economist showed that the UK had the third highest number of smartphone sales in the world, behind the US and China.
It has been estimated that UK smartphone sales are now expected to hit more than 100 million units in the coming years.