Is this the end of Samsung's Note brand?

Negative perception over the Galaxy Note 7 rose to 53% in October from 34% in August when the smartphone was launched on the market. Consequently, the positive perception is now down to 42% from 62% during the same period...
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51 Comments

23. aReefer

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 21, 2015

They can keep the Note brand if they switch up to an entirely new, safer and more efficient battery tech that nobody else has used yet to restore user confidence. People will pay premium for a battery that has higher energy density, but at the same time is less prone to explosions etc. They also have another option worth considering: They can dump the Note brand entirely and simply make the GS8 (slightly) larger, and then they can slot in an 'S8 Mini' (perhaps with a different name, but mini in concept) underneath it for those that still want something in the 4.7" - 5.5" range.

28. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Hopefully not, I just got into Note phones

29. Fona13A unregistered

PhoneArena seems eager enough to keep saying it is...

32. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I think they should keep the Note series. Ive been a Galaxy Note fan since the very first one came out in 2011! Its a great idea and also forced other manufacturers like Apple, LG, and Motorola to make bigger phones in order to compete. I hope that the Note 7 is the only phone that experiences this issue because they cant afford to have another short fall like that Id say that samsung should go with the Note 8, but change the type of battery that they use.

37. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Me too. I skipped the note5 for iPhone 6s plus because the Note5 failed to impress me. I used the galaxy s6 at that time. Now when i want to return to the note series, it experienced a disaster. To filll the gap note7 left, i think samsung needs to re-release the note5. No need to make it water & dust resistant. Give it a micro sd slot and i'll be happy. I heard samsung will release the s7/s7 edge with blue coral color. That will be nice, but i still want the s pen.

49. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

Thats a good idea. They can improve the current Note 5 with the SD Slot and make it water and dust resistant. Ive had the Note 5 since January and I love it

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31105; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This is crazy. I say continue the line.

35. sissy246

Posts: 7121; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yep, just go on with the note 8 . I keep phones at least 2 years so I can't wait for note 8 to upgrade I just hope they make a flat screen note 8.

36. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

I have an idea. How about "galaxy s pro"?

38. tokuzumi

Posts: 1907; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I don't see the Note line going away. I think there are too many loyal fans of the line to give up on it. I see Samsung taking this as a learning experience which they will apply to the Note 8 development. They will probably have all kind of crazy marketing videos of the phone being charged in an oven, next to a fire, on a stove burner, etc. "Look! No fires!"

39. Foxgabanna

Posts: 599; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

What do you guys really use the S Pen for that Evernote or any other note app can't do? Your really just paying $250 more for a Galaxy S7 with a pen?

45. rkoforever90

Posts: 448; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

I use it to sign pdf at my work to issue material requirements at site I bought note after I saw a couple of engineers do that at work with their Note phones

40. maverick786us

Posts: 159; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Its a big blow for Samsung. But Sammy should fix this problem and release it again. Just one bad defect in a brand is not end of the cycle. I am an iPhone owner, but galaxy note series is an excellent phone.

42. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

This will affect next year Note series preorder

43. rkoforever90

Posts: 448; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Galaxy papyrus? Galaxy scribble haha

46. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

If Samsung drops the Note, Then I won't be buying anything else. The Galaxy S is an awesome phone, but I don't want it. I certainly won't be going back to an iPhone. Also just because the Note 7 had an issue, doesn't mean the Note 8 won't sell. This group has no idea. No brand who has sold a defective product to the public and recalled them, has really ever stopped making them. Some have chosen to re-badge it. Not calling the Note a Note, yet still have the same features, won't change what it is. The best thing they could do is, stand behind the name because. They have sold 5 successful Notes with no issue and this is only the first issue.

47. 0kax0el0

Posts: 238; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

Yes, it would be very wise to rebrand the Note series to set the new device apart from this year incident, it would still retain all the characteristics the Notes have had until now. We all will now thats just a new name for the Note, but for the average Joe that walks into a store hunting for a new phone it will have nothing to do with explosive phones. And no, they should not use a new battery technology in a flagship phone, that doesn't rise trust in a device, especially after this.

48. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I stopped buying Samsung Notes after my wife dropped her Note 5 once and it was no longer working properly. Their phones used to be cheap plastic now they are cheap "slightly better than plastic". I hope they kill the Note brand. I think the next year will see the sunset of Samsung phones, Motorola phones and HTC phones but the rise of Lenovo phones.

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