Samsung to counter Note 7-related losses by producing more Galaxy S7 units

Samsung to counter Note 7-related losses by producing more Galaxy S7 units
Originally released back in August, the Galaxy Note 7 could have been Samsung's best selling Note to date (at least according to initial reports). Unfortunately for Samsung, the whole Note 7 affair is a fiasco: last month, after several units caught fire, Samsung recalled about 2.5 million Note 7s in order to replace them with new, safe units. But the replacement devices are still prone to overheating and exploding, so Samsung suspended all sales, and stopped producing the Note 7 altogether.

Naturally, the failure of the Galaxy Note 7 is making Samsung lose a lot of money (billions of dollars). But the company hopes to counter the losses by leveraging the popularity of its slightly older handsets. According to The Korea Herald, Samsung intends to ramp up the production of the Galaxy S7 series (including the regular S7 and the S7 edge), and will also try to sell a higher number of cheaper smartphones - like the Galaxy A8.

The Galaxy S7 is still Samsung's flagship smartphone, and it's been very well received around the world. Moreover, the S7 edge isn't too different from the Note 7 (though it obviously lacks a stylus pen), so increasing production could indeed help Samsung when it comes to Q3 and Q4 profits. Bug we'll see about that later this year.


source: Korea Herald

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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51 Comments

1. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Damage is done and the toll has been paid. I hope they reduce that ridiculous model count to focus on QA.

12. Unordinary unregistered

R.I.P NOte 7 2016-2016

28. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Galaxy No 7.

29. Junito

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Eulogy, you were loved. Your life was short, a simple spark. Guys loved you, girls thought you were hot. You had a burning desire to be the best, but at the end, just fizzled. No one can deny your burning desires. You set the world on fire. You are gone, but never forgotten. Your brothers Note 4&5.

16. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

That's a good move though. Just discontinue it, all it's doing is causing bad press. I can't make headlines if it's not out.

2. Rafishant

Posts: 405; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Damage happened, and millions of customers are staying away from them. Where is Stephen Elop? He needs to talk about the "Burning Platform" memo. It is very true in this case!

3. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

The edge is a great phone but like myself I'm sure many were only interested in the note.

6. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 711; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Note 5 is still quite good. One can easily go with it I assume. Samsung could support that by bringing latest TouchWiz to Note 5 so that all new software features are available to Note 5.

34. epdm2be

Posts: 827; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Why? Any particular reason? Please enlighten us.

47. tedkord

Posts: 17471; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yep. I have no interest in the S7 (too small) or the Edge.

50. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

The S7 Edge is too small?

4. Fona13A unregistered

Why not just the previous note generation? Consistency please.

35. epdm2be

Posts: 827; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Because the previous one is with he ill-fated SD810-series. Besides isn't the S7 Edge more similar? It even has a bigger battery and a slightly 0.2" smaller screen, which would benefit battery life.

48. tedkord

Posts: 17471; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The previous Note (and S6) series all had Exynos SOC.

5. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

They should offer these with discounts and incentives for sure. That would be a step in the right direction.

36. epdm2be

Posts: 827; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I've already written about some possible options that Samsung could have done/could do. 1) replace them with a S7 Edge + free Gear VR headset and a voucher for some VR Content 2) update the S7/S7 Edge software upto Note 7 level, exchange for S7/Edge, sell/deliver the pen separate and create an official special Pen-case for the S7/S7 Edge + pen. And perhaps supply these packages as replacement instead. 3) Exchange for regular S7 or S7 Edge and get a refund for the remaining money. 4) Get a full refund an buy another device; any brand, any type.

7. Junito

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Are they going to lower the price? Everyone that wanted one, already has one. To attract and compete they must lower the price IMO.

8. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

I'll be getting the Note 5. but they must get the battery right this time. Samsung should swiftly implement SolidEnergy batteries into their handsets since they are fireproof. They can use it to draw back consumers as the only phone with the most safest battery before everyone buys into the SolidEnergy platform.

9. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I really like this idea!! This would go a LONG ways towards bringing consumers back to Samsung.. they'd be an industry leader in pushing forward battery safety. As for this S7 idea.. NO THANKS. I hate the edge rounding.. the Note 7 was perfect.

49. tedkord

Posts: 17471; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'd never heard of them before. Just looked it up. How long have they been around. Why has no one used them in phones yet, they apparently pack more energy into a smaller package. With battery life the biggest complaint with smartphones, these seem like a no brainer.

10. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Next year Note 8 will be renamed to Pro.

11. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Just bring the nougat update fast with grace ux on the galaxy s6 in every models, note5, s7 in every models, and why not updating the s5 also n the note 4 to nougat

13. truthwins unregistered

Hope the new batch of S7 won't turn out to be another potential explosive just because they are desperate to counter note 7 loss .

14. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

You just commented the same thing on GSMA

15. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

If it's gonna get cheaper , oooh ! Id love me one

19. horialin

Posts: 23; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

IIRC in 2012 Samsung paid millions to some morons to denigrate (falsely) HTC on forums and on phonearena like pages. Karma's a nice b***h, eh Samsung?

20. nivek4011

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 31, 2014

Samsung needs to lower the price of the S7/S7E to draw more customers….like myself.

37. epdm2be

Posts: 827; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

or include some freebies with the S7/S7 Edge. Like a Gear VR headset and some VR content. Why not sell the pen separate? Deliver the Pen-aps as free downloads on Google Play and even create a nice (genuine leather) case for the S7/S7 Edge to hold both the phone and the pen. Just a few options

21. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

They could release naugat to note 4 and continue selling it again maybe this make me foget that they left it stucked with the old touchwiz it didn't even get the one if s6.

22. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

5 months out from the S8. They might want to focus on the QA for that!

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