Samsung indirectly confirms that there will be a Galaxy Note 8

Samsung indirectly confirms that there will be a Galaxy Note 8
Last week, we told you that Samsung might be planning to incentivize the loyalty of Note 7 customers in South Korea by treating them with discounts on the upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8. At the time, we had little to no idea on how the scheme would work, but Samsung has just announced a smartphone upgrade program for South Korean Note 7 customers, offering a very interesting bit of information in the process.

Those who've purchased the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in South Korea and will opt to replace their phone with a Samsung Galaxy S7 or a Galaxy S7 edge will be given the chance to upgrade to the Galaxy S8 or the Galaxy Note 8 next year. The upgrade will not be offered for free. Instead, customers will have to pay for half of the price of the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge (depending on which phone they've replaced their Note 7 for) to qualify for the upgrade. Essentially, the upgrade will be offered through a discounted variant of Samsung's Galaxy Upgrade Program.

One interesting detail that Samsung had indirectly confirmed is that there will be a Galaxy Note 8. After Samsung issued the second (and final) recall of the Galaxy Note 7, some rumors claimed that the South Korean tech giant might kill off its Note series. As it turns out, this was nothing but speculation.

At the moment, it is unknown if Samsung plans to extend the availability of the upgrade scheme to any other countries besides its home market.

What do you guys think, is anyone happy to learn that the Samsung Galaxy Note series was not discontinued?

source: Samsung

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40 Comments

1. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Samsung indirectly confirms that there will be another terrorist attack.

2. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Samsung indirectly confirms that the dead horse is still repeatedly taking a beating.

6. truthwins unregistered

No doubt samsung is now a inferior brand compared to huawei and xiaomi .

7. Ishtiaque99

Posts: 68; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Go home with ur brainless head.

18. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No doubt your brain is inferior to a stalk of celery.

25. AllFanboysMatter

Posts: 206; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Only your brain is inferior, as you continue to spread nonsense that a phone that consistently blows up is the best of all time. Go to bed you old man.

27. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

That phone was the best on the market even before the explosion began.

30. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

You're no different from them, blind fanboy supporter.

34. sissy246

Posts: 7074; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Go to school your 7th grade teacher is waiting.

26. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Lmao... plus 1 for the truth.

38. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Tedkord, you're still bumburned about the firegate issue

16. schinnak

Posts: 116; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Any reason why PA is the only site not reporting the exploded iphone in Australia?

21. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Just kill it...with fire.

4. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

If I were samsung I'd still release the note 8 but rename it in countries which had the most victims of the exploding incident. The fact is not many consumers are aware that an incident like this has even happened(depending on their region)

10. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I bet those customers never used the Internet.

39. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Oh? You think everybody has internet access especially people from a thirld world country?

40. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Racist much? You underestimate us, the Note 7 fiasco is all over facebook. And from where I'm from access to Facebook is free.

5. ebilcake

Posts: 1227; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

They should just release it, most consumers aware of this will see through a re-branding.

8. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

why do people act like there was never any type of recall for safety issues before? as if the Note 7 was the first ever product to go thru a recall (although a double recall) LOL it wont stop me from buying future samsung smartphones in the future

17. ebilcake

Posts: 1227; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

It happens fairly often, you can Google most electronic brands with recall and find something. It's rare enough that most users will never have experienced this so the reaction isn't that surprising. The Note brand should continue though, definitely.

28. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Right on, bruh. I would have been pissed off, had Samsung decided to ditch the "Galaxy Note" brand!

9. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

Better rename it nope 8

11. straightfromhell

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

It's gonna be the best smartphone next year!

20. iPhoneBolt

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

Loser!

22. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He's probably right.

12. Papa_Ji

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

NOTE's are only Phablet that makes sense.... For NOTE users other Phablet are just like toys...

13. jpkelly05

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

My plan did not allow me to upgrade to Note7 (dodged that bullit), but most likely I would upgrade to the Next best Note or whoever beats their device as far as specs, usability and safety... no wait, yeah, safety- but Battery life, hopefully we get away from non-removeable battery.

14. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Would buy a note 8 for sure

15. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

tbh if they call it Note8 they can count on the media hype to push the name around..however one incident and the same media will lose their minds

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