Samsung posts a "Thank You" for all its fans


The second half of last year was not a good time for Samsung's reputation. It is the time when the Note 7 saga began – first with explosions, then with recalls, then with exploding devices that were re-released as "Safe". Ouch! Needless to say, Samsung was hard at work trying to recollect all of the Note 7 units that were out there in the wild all the while posting a new apology at least once a week.

Now that the Galaxy S8 has been successful and the Note 8 is said to have passed meticulous testing, the company would like to thank those that remained loyal to the brand, despite that hiccup last year. There are plenty of consumers that just got back to using a Galaxy S7 or S6, and tons more that waited for the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 with bated breath, instead of leaving Samsung products for a competitor.

Well, Sammy has now posted a "Thank You" video, with which it would like to show its appreciation. Well, technically, we saw the video at the Galaxy Note 8 unveiling event, but it's now live on YouTube, so you can check it out if you missed it before.

So, did you pre-order a Galaxy Note 8?

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Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Samsung Experience UI

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118 Comments

117. JexoKringe

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

No, I won't be preording the Note 8. mainly because of the crappy price and fingerprint scanner

106. TechGirl90 unregistered

A lot of Major Samsung Fanboys on this Site, Good Grief, I say one thing against them, and a lot of you got butthurt. The only person I had a Civil Debate with and he also made some valid points and didn't resort to petty attacks was "TeriusRose". Some of you Blind Fanboys need to learn a finger or two on how to debate an individual without feeling the need to resort to name calling or stupid comments like what that idiot "TechieXP1969" and "Keithae" is known for. Learn and understand that no Company is perfect, that includes your stupid precious Sammy. The pricing is Stupid AF, but if you have the money, by all means go ahead and purchase the damn thing. I think it's dumb, you don't, it's called an Opinion, something you Blind Fanboys haven't learned yet. Good day.

107. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Terry is one of the most respectful users in this site and one of the very few level headed users here. Unfortunately that's the case for the majority of Samsung fans here. They desperately need this in their lives: https://imgur.com/gallery/6W5rd

108. TechGirl90 unregistered

Agreed.

51. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

"The second half of last year was not a good time for Samsung's reputation. It is the time when the Note 7 saga began – first with explosions, then with recalls, then with exploding devices..." When are you ever NOT going to bring this up, Phone Area? It's bad enough you guys are gramatically incorrect a lot of times. Repeatedly saying the same thing shows your lack of depth as journalists.

48. AnnDroid

Posts: 92; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

and fangirls! Love the Note line.

17. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

Jeeez, this looks so fake :x

20. TechGirl90 unregistered

That's because it is Fake, and the Comments under that video on Youtube is just plain Sad, people saying they legit cried at that video, making vows to be forever in debt to Samsung, Oh my freaking goodness, are you kidding me?? Alot of people will eat anything nowadays including Sh*t (which that Shiny Turd is).

26. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

You'll get a much more dramatic response if Apple did that kind of video.

100. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because the iPhone isn't worth $1000 for sure. That's why! Oh and I am certainly not saying the Note 8 is worth $1000 either. But if I had to pick the 2, the Note 8 is the better buy by a long shot. Considering as I only and always use my AMEX on expensive purchase, I won;t be in any debt because the bill is paid in full every month. Because I got it like that, and I still don't agree with this phone cost. I felt $850 was fair and having the same cost as the last Note. But when you look around, all oem phones have gone up. But at leats for that extra $100 here is what the Note 8 is giving: Larger improved 1440+ display that si the top in its class. Included in the box is headphones that are premium and retail for $100, you get all the needed adapters as well, extra camera, BT5.0, Gigabit modem, 6GB of RAM (RAM prices have gone up nearly double since last year due to slowed PC market sales) the S-Pen and so much more. Also when you pre-order you get to choose a Gear 360 with remote which retails for $200+ or you can choose a SDcard and fast wireless charger which retail each for $200+ together. So with all that stuff you're getting, then the extra $100 is justified. if any blind stupid chick in this case can't see that, then its not my fault she isn't smart.

114. TechGirl90 unregistered

I know all prices went up from all OEMs Sherlock, but Samsung transcended those prices compared to other Major OEMs by pricing this Note 8 at 1000 dollars, I never was ignorant of that Dumbass. "So with all that stuff you're getting, then the extra $100 is justified." Sheeps in a Nutshell, alot of you Samsung Fanboys got alot of Damn nerve to call out those who are Fans of Apple's Products "iSheeps" yet lo and behold here you are justifying this price, ya'll surpassed them! People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. It's not my fault you're stupid and that your Cerebral capacity is that of a Fetus.

29. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I got to check the comments after I read your post and oh my God this is absurd. The level of brainwashing is off the hook and they've got the nerve to call Apple fans sheeple but they are much worse. This is truly sad.

37. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Both are equally useful idiots for these companies, when anyone brings another's political leanings into the mix the contrast does not exist.

43. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Agreed. I have seen both camps and trust me while the Apple sheeples are bad they are nowhere near the s-sheep. They are horrible especially in this website.

81. AxelFoley unregistered

Okay. 7. piyath (Posts: 1080; Member since: 23 Mar 2012) It's called iShrine. Apple is actually a worship worthy company where as Android/Google or Samsung are not.

85. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

14. Waseem91

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 29, 2017

yah Samsung is greedy who offer us all type phone 100$ to 1000 $ oops what about s**t apple no apple not a greedy He just offer always up to 900$ phone.. yah they love apple bcoz showing off nothing else

11. TechGirl90 unregistered

People, don't let this so called "Thank You" Note fool you into an eternity of Blind Loyalty, Samsung (like every other Corporation) don't give two craps about you, and only want one thing out of you, and that's your money, and it to keep Samsung afloat, this is nothing but Smokes and Mirrors. Samsung is a big company, but there's a Company bigger than all these Corporations on this Planet, and that's Consumers, without us, their Mobile Division will fall, and keep in mind I'm focusing solely on their Mobile Division due to the topic that is at hand. Charging your Fans 1000 dollars (that's including tax) is Pure BS and shows that you don't care, Again, I understand Corporations need money, but 1000 Dollars Samsung?? Clearly you're on Drugs! Note 7 Owners still having to up some money after a little discount from y'all Screw Up is not caring for your Costumers. "But you're not a Fan of the Note Series and is not buying the device TechGirl". True, I'm not buying the device, neither am I a Fan, because I honestly find Samsung and their Products Overrated, I'm a Tech Enthusiasts who tries to look at the whole Canvas of a situation and not half of it. "You can buy it under a Carrier Plan though and T-Mobile has it right now for 0 dollars" You'll be spending twice as more under a Plan once you pay off the phone than you were if you bought it Unlocked, this is a no win situation for the Consumer. Let me make this clear, I can afford the Note 8, but I choose not to because I personally want to be careful with how I spend it, so if any argument comes up about me being broke, you can look at this Comment, moving on. Samsung, these are Smart phones, not Mortgages, the Spen must be wedge in your Frontal Lobe to be putting such a high price tag on a freaking phone, and you're forcasting 11 Million Sale Units with that Device?? I think it'll be at least 7 Million.

18. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Agreed. With that price tag one can build a respectable desktop pc and make full use of it. Good luck to Samsung if they managed to sell 5 million units.

21. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1382; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Will you also say that about the iPhone 8 when its price is revel? Or will you say it is worth every penny?

25. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Just so you know, not every single Samsung basher is an Apple fan.

40. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1382; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Yes, I know that- But the atmosphere here ( and it seems to be a PA thing) is to sensationalize everything either Apple or Samsung does Bashing one and Praising the other. So naturally they make it a two horse race forgetting the other OEMs . However the point is why do we also do this by praising one company for doing something like this and then bash another company that does the exact same thing? Apple apologized for Maps ( that was deem dangerous and causing people to be lost in deserts and drive off cliffs) Yet the price of their devices went up in the next release Samsung apologizes for the Note7 ( that was catching fire and destroying property) The price of their device goes up and yet they give a discount, on the new phone, to anyone that had to give up their note 7 and they are berated for it. Is that fair? At the end of the day both companies want to make a profit that's business.

42. TechGirl90 unregistered

Just because it's business doesn't make it right, we can't keep using that statement as an excuse. Oneplus (subsidiary of BBK Electronics) for example, they're not as big as Samsung and make decent products at a reasonable price, my point by this statement is that you don't need to price your products astronomically to keep yourself employed and your Company's lights on, SamDung is just being greedy just like their Competitor Apple and deserves to be reprimanded! Apology or no Apology.

54. TeriusRose

Posts: 108; Member since: May 12, 2017

Oneplus also barely makes a profit, so that's not really a great point to raise. Most companies that try that lower price higher volume tactic are like Xiaomi and they aren't making money off the phones themselves. That is similarly true with virtually every other manufacturer in the business besides Apple, Samsung, Sony & Huawei. It's not really an excuse, it's reality as things stand. You're comparing phones sold at cost or at a loss versus phones being sold with a profit margin packed into the price. There are two forces at play here. What you want to pay as a consumer and what you feel is a fair price, versus the reality of what companies are actually making on the phones they sell.

55. TechGirl90 unregistered

"Oneplus also barely makes a profit, so that's not really a great point to raise." Yes that is a great point to make, they don't make profit at the magnitude of Samsung but they still make profit and manage to keep their Products at a reasonable price, I don't see why that doesn't make sense to you. "You're comparing phones sold at cost or at a loss versus phones being sold with a profit margin packed into the price." No, I'm comparing companies who sale products to whatever audience and manages to keep their products at a reasonable price, mentioning Xiaomi doesn't fit in this argument because they're not marketing their products worldwide, only in China, I mention Oneplus because that device is attainable to audiences around the world, so yes I can compare, whether there is a huge gap in margins or not, we are speaking solely on Value and Consumers, Samsung is putting too much of a high price on this product while there are other products out there that is better for Consumers money, reasonable ones at that. "There are two forces at play here. What you want to pay as a consumer and what you feel is a fair price, versus the reality of what companies are actually making on the phones they sell." Absolutely and this Force "What you want to pay as a consumer and what you feel is a fair price" will cause a big impact on the market if enough people had critical thinking to look to other products and not feel like you're being cheated or just stick with what they have and watch Samsung's Mobile Division get affected. Again, I'm seeing this comment across Forums "it's just business", I'm not buying that, if OnePlus (who is a small company) can make capable devices and keep it at a reasonable price and still keep their lights on, what's Samsung's excuse?

59. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1382; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

You do realize that even OPO had to raise their prices and effectually killed the flagship killer niche they had because the competed on price. But due to market forces they to had to raise prices.

61. TechGirl90 unregistered

You do realize OPPO's devices aren't 900-1000 dollars right?, so even though they raised their prices, it's not in the astronomical range.

103. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

OPPO's devices aren't premium top teie devices either. Are you sure you know anythign about tech? So WhyTF you comparing $200 phones with $1000 phones? Do you compare Camry's to Lamborghini's too?

111. TechGirl90 unregistered

This debate ended last night, you're late, I already finished my debate with a reasonable (and rather intelligent) individual who knows how to actually debate without being a Troll. Go back to bed little Lad.

73. TeriusRose

Posts: 108; Member since: May 12, 2017

Okay then, what exactly is the acceptable threshold for how much a company can make in profit? That is what doesn't make sense to me about your argument. You are drawing a line in the sand and saying that beyond this point companies are charging too much for a non-essential item. What exactly is a so called reasonable price for something no one really needs to buy? You are basically setting an arbitrary limit, that is what I don't agree with. Companies do not charge what a product or service costs in general. They charge more people are willing to pay, or what they think they can get away with. Samsung can command a higher price tag than One Plus, so can Apple, Sony, or Huawei. Are you going to honestly sit there and tell me you genuinely believe that one plus wouldn't love to make Samsung money if they could? I *really* doubt that, or you believe companies to be incredibly altruistic. It really is just business. Put a different way, at what point do you say to a company, "you are making too much money by selling this specific item in your lineup that no one actually needs?" If we were talking about medicine, food, utilities, or something of that nature I would have a completely different position. But we are not. We are talking about high-end devices when plenty of more affordable options are on the market that cover the vast majority of people's needs. And so long as that is true, I see absolutely no reason for Apple, Samsung, Sony, or anyone else to lower the prices of their top end devices. That is an issue of people deliberately not wanting to look at more affordable options, and that's not on any given company. That's on consumers. Samsung's "excuse" is that they know they can make a killing selling their devices at a certain price point. It is that simple. And sure, in theory that could always happen. But Apple and Samsung have been charging far more than everyone else for YEARS and I severely doubt people are going to suddenly change their buying habits now.

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