Not only did Samsung officially introduce its latest phablet offering, the Galaxy Note 8, the South Korean phone maker also took the opportunity to offer a generous deal for current users of the Galaxy Note 8’s predecessor, the Galaxy Note 7. The deal is of a trade in kind, wherein those willing (and qualified) to barter their existing Galaxy Note 7 unit will get up to $425 by way of a promotional deal made available on Samsung’s official website. By any measure, the $425 discount is not bad, considering that it is about half of what numerous wireless carriers are currently offering for the Galaxy Note 8 (ranging from $930 to $960).
Samsung is already accepting preorders for its new Galaxy Note 8 device, with shipments expected to commence by September 15th. Next month will be a welcome one for the South Korean tech giant -- back in September of last year after all, it was recalling units of its Galaxy Note 7 instead of shipping them to those who ordered the phablet. This year, it is looking to make up for last year’s disaster by giving its loyal customers a really nice deal.
When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 8 during a media event held in the Big Apple, the company did not shy away from addressing last year’s Galaxy Note 7 mess. As a matter of fact during the unveiling, it showed a video that featured Galaxy Note 7 users expressing their unhappiness over the discontinuation of the flagship phablet. DJ Koh, the chief of mobile at Samsung, as well as Justin Denison, the senior vice president of product strategy and marketing, came on stage not only to acknowledge the disaster last year, but also to personally say thank you to Samsung fans who remained loyal despite of everything that had happened.
In a purely business perspective, Samsung had to deal with the estimated $5 billion loss it had sustained due to the recall of the Galaxy Note 7. To the company’s credit, it dit offer full refunds, plus trade in discounts, for those who bought the device. The South Korean mobile manufacturer eventually recovered more than 95 percent of the potentially dangerous units. Of course, not all Galaxy Note 7 owners surrendered their handset. Now, these ultra loyal fans now get to avail of a super sweet special offer from Samsung for their loyalty. For more deals, start comparing phones and plans from Samsung at Wirefly now.
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