Poll: Do you think Samsung should re-name the Note line going forward?

Poll: Do you think Samsung should re-name the Note line going forward?
The Note 7 fiasco has become so popular, it's impossible to avoid it. It's on every website that is even vaguely related to tech, it's on Facebook, on all humorous imageboards, and it's in the mainstream media. Even people who don't care about smartphones have a vague idea that “there's this expensive phone from Samsung that blows up”. Obviously, this is a black spot on Sammy's reputation, which may take a while to wash out.

It's not like the media is going to go ballistic with positive headlines when the next Samsung phone doesn't explode. Titles like “New top-tier Samsung smartphone actually works as intended and does not endanger your health and property” are not supposed to be news, so Sammy will be feeling the repercussions of the "Legend of the flaming Note 7" for years to come. Obviously, some damage control is in order.

But what kind of damage control? Obviously, chances for the Note 7 to return to the market are very, very slim. But will there be a Note 8? Maybe the thought of changing the phone's name is going through Sammy's head right now. On the other hand, that's a pretty tough call, as the Note line has become recognizable and is even well loved amidst Android users (well, prior to going explosive at least). What do you think Samsung should do?

Do you think Samsung should rename the Note line going forward?

Absolutely rename it
36.19%
I have no idea and if I was working at Samsung right now, I'd be panicking
12.53%
Don't change the name, rely on marketing to label it safe
51.29%

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49 Comments

1. Fona13A unregistered

You guys lost faith in Samsung why doesn't it even matter?

4. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

You okay man? You sound upset lol.

16. Fona13A unregistered

I'm upset consumers got screwed, I'm not defending Samsung here but it's all hearsay to you so why does it matter?

17. Fona13A unregistered

f**k, Samsung's going to be okay, financially why would anyone bother to worry? They are able to have major stakes in every other industry, why would I worry about their phones lol.

26. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Use SolidEnergy batteries. Non flamable. Give it a completely new name and don't connected to the S line

27. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

I hope the note line survives... consumersm are used to the note series... even they rename it...to sth like s8 pr0.. when someone asks me what phone I have I'll say Note 8...:-)

21. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

consumer will hardly defend any product, the word you are looking for is "fanboys"

23. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Screwed for what. It wasnt intentional (or was it). s**t happens. What worries me is that samsung had all it took to surpass apple, yet they decided to follow its footsteps (non removable battery included) instead of going their own way in smartphone innovations. S sucks just because of that.

25. Fona13A unregistered

It wasn't intentional but the root cause(s) wasn't exactly searched for very hard. Please, carriers, be willing to see the situation as it is and provide another exchange. Two acts of god can be accounted for, right?

5. IT-Engineer

Posts: 578; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

This site and its authors are just a joke. All day every day writing about this damn phone like some kind of vandetta. Going to the verge where they are more mature. Wow can't believe I praised the verge

9. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

The Verge has had about 10 Note 7 articles and opinions, in just the last two days. And they aren't "nice" to Samsung. The Verge has said exactly what PA and others are saying. It's tech news. It's opinion pieces. All sites are and should be covering this in depth. One of the biggest tech blunders ever. It's worthy of coverage.

43. greyarea

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Yet you keep coming back. What's that say about you?

20. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Of course they're going to rename it. They went from the Galaxy C3 last year straight to the Galaxy C5 this year, so they're obviously reserving the Galaxy C4 name for the Note series.

2. jellmoo

Posts: 2660; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Honestly, they should probably roll it into the S series. Release an S8 and an S8 Pro (or whatever you want to call it). One 5(ish) inch device and a 5.7 inch device with an S Pen, launched at the same time, with the same basic specs.

3. warrenellis93

Posts: 557; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

I agree, ive recently thought the s7 plus should've had the stylus

8. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Galaxy s8 pro. I'm with you my man.

35. Rocket

Posts: 703; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I would like to see a galaxy with that name.

42. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Lol, PRO? Try harder. Sounds like Apple-ish.

6. Kumar123 unregistered

Yes, Discontinue the Note line. Start from the beginning. Too bad billions of dollars which was used to advertise Note line will be wasted but it'll give them a fresh start they desperately need.

7. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

There will be no galaxy note 8. Samsung had already released a galaxy note 8.0 3 yyears ago if i'm not mistaken, an 8" tablet with s pen. I used to have one. An exciting tablet. Too bad Samsung never refresh it.

10. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Note 8 Style.

11. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Galaxy fire series

12. AlikMalix unregistered

A rose by any other name.....

28. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Smells like its burning?

36. AlikMalix unregistered

I mean - Logically a smart man would believe that Samsung will actually have the safest device after the note 7 fiasco is finished. Note can still be known as a flagship phablet and a good one at that. So a phablet from Samsung is still going to be that. I don't think it matters whether they change the name of the device - "Samsung" name itself is tarnished. I have seen on several occasions my sisters in law would ask someone to touch her s7 "if it's getting hot" while it was charging. This is very unfortunate to Samsung. I have stopped trolling with the explosions a while back - this is way to serious to make fun of.

39. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

It would be easier to stop if Samsung's dark web fanbase wasn't such an annoying assortment of authentic douchery. They get on my nerves with that deflecting bulls**t...

40. AlikMalix unregistered

I actually understand the deflection responses - what else they gonna do. It must be hell to be a Samsung fanboy (I'm not trolling, just sympathizing). The only thing left to laugh about is how they still point at iPhone users and calling them a cult, worshippers, sheep, and so on. Loyalty to Samsung after what happened must be difficult - especially after the text message that leaked out on how Samsung actually treats affected customers (well, all companies don't give a snot about you, TBH). But they still think that Samsung somehow cares about their customers. These are the same people that believe Samsung commercials and how they portray iPhone users as facts. It's pitiful actually. They're like little children.

46. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Then don't read Samsung articles.

13. ProudGoooner

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

You haven't seen Volkswagen kill a whole line because that one generation had some problems. It would be very absurd, s**t happen and it should make you tougher and work smarter not run for the closest safe exit -_- that's at least what I think

14. chris2k5

Posts: 291; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Doesn't matter. Shamesung will copy Apple.

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