Samsung Galaxy S7 demand on the rise as many Note 7 owners choose to get one instead
posted by Cosmin V. / Oct 13, 2016, 4:08 AM
Samsung has just made the second Galaxy Note 7 recall official, but most carriers and retail partners have already started to offer full refunds or free replacement phones to those who bought the phone and decided to heed the company's warning to turn it in.
Despite the fact that analysts predict a serious fallout in terms of trust towards Samsung's brand, many Galaxy Note 7 owners have decided to replace it with another smartphone made by the same company.
And since the next best thing to own from Samsung's portfolio is the Galaxy S7, it appears that 90% of customers returning the Note 7 chose to replace it for free with the S7 edge. The information has been confirmed by channel retailers in Taiwan, but the situation might be similar in other countries as well, including the United States.
Although Samsung reportedly decided to ramp up production of the Galaxy S7, many carriers and retailers have already depleted their inventory and are now waiting for new shipments to arrive.
In Taiwan, Samsung confirmed that those who bought the Galaxy Note 7 can head to any retail partner or carrier in the country and ask for a full refund or a free replacement phone. Customers who choose the S7 edge or the Note 5 will receive a $95 gift certificate.
Since the Galaxy Note 7 is much more expensive than any of these two Samsung phones, consumers will also get a refund in any-price gap, which is usually between $125-$155 for the S7 edge, and between $125-$220 for the Galaxy Note 5.
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good..bad news for iphone 7 and pixel phones
posted on Oct 13, 2016, 4:11 AM 14
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How is note 7 complete failure is bad news for pixel and iphone? On contrary lots of people have lost complete faith in samsung and are jumping the ship to other OEM's.
posted on Oct 13, 2016, 5:57 AM 3
Meanwhile those of us who have wisely chosen to pass on Samsung devices for better phones.
posted on Oct 13, 2016, 4:24 AM 2
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"for better phones" Don't think you're smart enough to know what "subjectivity" is. "Samsung devices" I would get it if you said Note 7, but all Samsung devices?
posted on Oct 13, 2016, 4:29 AM 25
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It's called YOUR truth, just because you're not using those extra features doesn't mean nobody is using them. Once again, you're not even remotely smart enough to know what subjectivity is, and the fact that not everyone wants the same thing as you.
posted on Oct 13, 2016, 5:32 PM 2
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Too bad, there are no better phones thsn Samsung devices.
posted on Oct 13, 2016, 4:59 AM 21
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C'mon, Mxy! You're better than that! You understand the benefits we all have enjoyed since this competition began. I mean, what would cars, TV's, homes,...pretty much anything, be like today if there wasn't someone pushing another to get better? Unless you want to drive a Model T around or play Pong for the millionth time or pay even more exuberant prices for gas? :)
posted on Oct 13, 2016, 5:46 AM 1
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Note 7 isn't the only latest Samsung catching firehttps://www.yahoo.com/tech/bat
Starting in 2017, Samsung should make a resolution to restore the user-replicable battery feature in ALL their handsets so that the juicer can be inspected. One more 'firegate', and Samsung's prestige in the cell phone industry could end up being like Sears in the retail store sector.
posted on Oct 13, 2016, 4:24 AM 0
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Reality check : http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/719587/Apple-iPhone-Explode-Battery
posted on Oct 13, 2016, 5:35 AM 18
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Galaxy S7 Edge is still a great phone, offering all Note 7 users this as a replacement would be the best solution, maybe with something extra to seal the deal like Gear VR or high capacity microsd card. So long as look after their customers they will get through this.
posted on Oct 13, 2016, 4:27 AM 7
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I don't like the edge. I think I'm going to pick up an Axon 7, those speakers are apparently amazing. I'll have to see if it functions ok on Verizon (conflicting reports), but there's just no compelling device that could replace the Note 7.
posted on Oct 13, 2016, 11:26 AM 1
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