Samsung might scramble to release the Galaxy S8 earlier to prevent damage from Galaxy Note 7 recall

According to analysts from KB Investment & Securities, Samsung might be pressured to launch its next high-profile smartphone, the tentatively-titled Galaxy S8, earlier than usual in order to offset the losses incurred by recalling the Galaxy Note 7...
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48. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

It will affect not prevent people from buying. Plus, competition brings a lot of options not just only Note 7. Planes crashed, you fly next time with another company. Titanic sank, the shipyard never got orders to make ships again. People got shark attacks, people never went to that particular water again, or at least some part of it. People poisoned, now they learnt a lesson not to buy from that brand again. Cigs kill, you have a point. :) Point is, people will get cautious on the brand connotated with failed products. Its a part of human nature, to feel safe and secured. A Brand A car tends to oversteer frequently, may lead to crashes; I'll buy Brand B instead. Get it? People will not stop using certain kind of products based on incidents, only products from specific brands that have history of failure. You like pizza, but Pizza Hut poisoned you. Will you stop eating pizza or just buy from other pizza parlor.

14. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 275; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

neh, better do a thorough check than launch it abruptly so that what happened with Note 7 won't happen with S8, and I guess they should get rid of SDI now huh.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

First off Samsung reputation isn't ruin. So OEM is perfect. The fact is how they handled the situation will make it better for them. They stood by their product and their customer and worked hard to fix it, even if they lose tones of cash. The fact is though, they aren't going to lose any money. Any money Samsung loses because of this, Samsung SDI will have to reimburse them every single penny, including any lost in sales. Samsung will simply take the lost in profits. But when SDI's insurance pays and covers the loses, Samsung simply doesn't have to count that money as income, because it is not income. I mean look at the facts. Toyota certainly took a hit in sales. The Camry right now is not the top selling car in the USA. But their customer base is still strong. Volkswagen surely lost a lot of customers with the stunt they pulled, but they will retain the vast majority of them. Samsung will also retain the vast majority of their customers. They don't have to rush the next device. They simply wont be using SDI as they weren't doing before. Samsung didn't cut ny corners they didn't do anything wrong. They sources a component from a vendor and that component ended up being faulty. It could have happened to anyone. But at leats they stood up even with whatever backlash they get. For the VAST MAJORITY, all their fans and happy customers will stand by them. I read through over 10,000 post on Samsung Mobile on Facebook. Just liek here you see 100's of haters with their stupid jokes. But when someone tells them, but they stood up and took responsibility, the fans don't have a retort because they cant argue the facts The facts showed on FB that the vast majority of the fans still support Samsung and are happy about how they handled the issue. For the few thousand people who decide they don't want to wait for the replacement devices, and decide to run an get an iPhone because they just want something new and they are in a hurry, let them go. Who cares. After all you shouldn't need an excuse to jump ship. I did need Apple to do something wrong to make me stop buying the iPhone. Samsung isnt going to recover a lot of Note 7 sales. But if the can get the phone back on the market before the holiday's, the Note would still sale quite a bit. It is estimated they could still sell 1/2 as many as they were going to at first. I took one of mine to T-Mobile and the location I went too said many the only people who took the S7 as an option, were people who were on JUMP which requires you to turn in the old device to get the new one. Those who weren't on JUMP simply are using their old devices. Even though I am on JUMP, I didn't trade in my Note 5's to get the Note 7. Because me an the wife are gifting them to her family this year. So I have them and she is using hers while I am using one of the Note 7's. I'm not turning mine in until I can replace it with a Note 7. But they dont need to rush!

20. Podrick

Posts: 1283; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

This is longer than the article.

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 30783; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO

37. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

you should be examined. your life is on hold for a d..m cell phone. 10000 post

42. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

your comment is so long that i don't even want to read....but I can safely assume that you are pro-Samsung again and you are justifying everything about Samsung.

46. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I didn't justify anything. You're an idiot. Just because you have an appendage below you waist, doesn't mean you have to act like one.

23. Gabbarx

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 20, 2015

Samsung is a good Smartphone company and their S series is fantastic.

25. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Samsung should soft-relaunch the Note 7 instead of rushing the S8. I'm talking full force, Limited Editions, packaged VR headsets and accessories, they could even promote the new "revamped" batteries that they replaced as a new "feature", you know, something scummy that Apple would probably do. Overall, I like the Note 7, it's just extremely unfortunate what happened with the batteries and it's hard to win the people's trust back, so rushing the S8 wouldn't do anything to help that.

27. Rocket

Posts: 614; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

'project dream' that name says a lot :)

29. Deelron

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 22, 2016

That would be a terrible mistake, Samsung's already taken most of their lumps in terms of PR damage, they should simply stay the course and release the S8 whenever they originally had scheduled, they're not going to "make back" the lost sales and revenue damage through releasing another phone a month or two early.

31. Rocket

Posts: 614; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

im pretty sure that this time they will announce the phone at CES 2017.

35. miketer

Posts: 491; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

It'll be an other disaster in waiting if the headline of this article becomes true.

36. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

yeah and released another phone destined for failure. all of sammys products are half baked regardless. so nothing new

40. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

I hope samsung to release all their flagships in the same time!! Note series and S series!! I hope they do that soon .. like Google Nexus phones or apple iPhones

43. mudcat626

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

Wow, Techie, running at the mouth. The batteries are Samsung SDI, not another vendor. Samsung have been moving up their releases to get ahead of Apple. I can't figure why Samsung try to compete with Apple. They should just concentrate on a product to compete with other Android vendors. Apple may well sell 100 million iPhones by the end of the year. The Note 7 is a niche product. If they sell 2 or 3 million they should be happy. The S7 is more popular on the Android side and they will probably sell 10 million or so by the end of the year. So Samsung take your time work on putting out a safe product. Save yourself some money and cut back on your advertising, you will NEVER be able to sell premium phones like Apple. Be happy you are the top Android OEM.

47. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They are another vendor. I know who Samsung SDI is. They are a subsidiary. You are aware Samsung is made up of independent companies. Right? They are responsible for their own issues. Samsung Electronics yes own Samsung Displays and more. But theybstill have their own top guy and are responsible for their own quality control. It's no different than GM owning GMV, Cadillac, Chevy, Buick and there other brands. Come on man. I'm not stupid.
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