Korean electronics giant Samsung has taking a pounding thanks to the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. Aside from the financial hurt of lost sales of the Note 7, Samsung’s now going to have to rebuild their tattered reputation with loyal consumers.
To help with that Samsung has created the Galaxy Upgrade program, which essentially gives former owners of the Galaxy Note 7 an option to upgrade to the Galaxy Note 8 or S8 at a discount.
Owners that hand over their Galaxy Note 7 for a Galaxy S7 or S7 EDGE are eligble for the upgrade, and they’ll only have to pay 50% of the price of the phone to be eligible, and they’ll be able to exchange that phone for either the S8 or Note 8 when they launch.
This is an interesting proposition for two reasons: Samsung’s apparently serious in trying to keep previous Note 7 users happy, as they’ve previously offered other monetary compensation to keep customers. The most intriguing tidbit of information is the fact that Samsung is pushing through with the Note line, with the Note 8. Many people (including us) thought that Samsung may kill the line entirely because of its association with exploding phones, but it looks like the company still has faith in the product line.
Unfortunately the offer is only available in Samsung’s home country of Korea – hopefully this offer will see greater roll out in other regions, including ours.