Amid the entire downfall caused due to the exploding Samsung Galaxy Note7, Samsung Electronics has promised its South Korean loyalists, who until a few weeks back were the proud owners of the Note7, a chance to buy the yet unannounced Galaxy Note8 smartphone at half the market price when it will be launched next year. This move by the biggest smartphone manufacturer can clearly be seen as its last attempt to restore its lost image in the market thanks to the Galaxy Note7 fiasco.
A translated press release from Samsung in South Korea stated:
“Customers who trade in their Note 7 phone for either a flat-screen or curved-screen version of the Galaxy S7 can trade up for a Galaxy S8 or Note 8 smartphone launching next year through an upgrade program.”
According to Reuters, the statement did not mention any clue whatsoever as to whether Samsung will extend the same redemption offer to its consumers elsewhere in the world. When Samsung was asked about the same they responded that this new plan will depend on situations varying in different countries. Also, the statement pointed that Samsung is not yet done with the Note series despite all the fiascos related to its exploding. We are glad that despite various reports claiming that Samsung was planning to permanently discontinue the whole Note line, Samsung has not yet forgotten the series that helped it to reach the position where it stands today.
This is not the only incentive that Samsung has offered to keep its customers loyal to its products, earlier in the US, Note7 owners were offered a $25 credit if they returned their Note7 and exchanged it for another device. However, if they would exchange their defective Note7 with a Samsung smartphone, then a $100 credit was offered. All the recent moves by Samsung shows that they would not easily give up their position as world’s biggest smartphone manufacturer, no matter how much losses they have to bear to keep their old brand goodwill intact.