Samsung to offer a plan for the Galaxy S7/S7 edge that includes annual upgrades to the next model

Samsung to offer a plan for the Galaxy S7/S7 edge that includes annual upgrades to the next model
Back in September, there was some speculation that Samsung would start up a leasing program similar to Apple's plan. With the iPhone Upgrade Program, consumers lease the 16GB Apple iPhone 6s by paying $32 monthly (which includes Apple Care+) over 24 months. But after 12 months, the phone can be turned in for the Apple iPhone 7 and the lease payments start over again.

According to a report published today, Samsung is going to debut a leasing program for both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge starting on March 11th, when the two phones are officially launched. At first, the leasing/upgrade plan will be offered only at Samsung's own Digital Plaza stores in South Korea.

The plan can be activated with any of the country's big three carriers, SK Telecom, KT, and LG Uplus. A Samsung credit card account must be opened at the same time, and this account helps the buyer lease the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge paying 24 monthly installments with no interest. However, after 12 months of making payments, the consumer will be able to turn in his Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge for the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8 edge (or whatever next year's models will be called). The 24 month lease period would then start over.

Those in the states already have similar plans that they can take advantage of through their carrier, although that probably wouldn't stop the manufacturer from bringing its program to the U.S.



source: ZDNet

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35 Comments

1. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

STILL WAITING FOR MARCH 8th TILL MY BLACK S7 EDGE ARRIVES ! I CAN'T STAND THE WAITING:((((

2. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Given what a huge PoS the S6 was, why would anyone want to pay for the S8 before it's introduced?

3. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

The S6 we one of the best phones out last year and brought many important improvements like extremely fast internal storage.

8. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

S6 is a PoS compared to my S5, except better camera and looking. More stutters on the S6. -sent from my VZW S6

12. xgrgtr

Posts: 43; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

you need help

13. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Yes, if S6 wasn't so bad I wouldn't have to preorder the S7.

20. dazed1

Posts: 800; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

LOL nice joke, thanks.

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yeah, the won the Mobile Choice Consumer Awards for 2015 for best design. The iPhone 6 came in 2nd

31. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Where was the iPhone relevant in this discussion?

32. Good-Is-Better

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

Something has been missing since the S7 and S7 edge comes out. The pressure sensitive or 3D touch or what ever. I didn't get any news about that. Did the S7 and S7 edge come with the Pressure Sensitive?

9. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

For ignorant buyers with low standards. Even my elderly step father was smart enough to pick the S5 over the S6.

24. chaosnightmare

Posts: 182; Member since: May 20, 2010

the S6 sucked cuz samsung only cared about design, at least with S7 key features are back

11. xgrgtr

Posts: 43; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

S6 the best

4. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Right, Samsung doesn't copy Apple at all. It's just a total coincidence that a year later they launch their version of something apple did. Yes Apple isn't the first with everything but Samsung follows apples Lead.

14. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Didn't Apple copy Samsung size wise with the larger iPhone 6+....in the scheme of things they all copy.

19. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

"copycat designs are theft and laziness" - Depends on what "designs" are being "copycat"ed, and to what degree those designs are identical to the original. Iteration is a far cry from being a copycat... iteration is how our technology has improved for generations.

34. Tomgabriele

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 25, 2016

The phone lease/installment/upgrade plans were introduced by carriers before Apple too. I think T Mobile was first? It seems it's just what makes sense for the market - just like customers seem to prefer black phones. Someone was first to make a black phone, but all the black phones we have now aren't really copies of the original.

5. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

can't beat em. join em. chase the fruit sammy. you will never catch up

18. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Yeah, and I'm gonna patent the art of roof laying, to stop other lazy bums doing what only I "really" know. Using the law to monopolize production. Doesn't sound like communism to me, not at all.

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

why are you so ignorant? It was Sprint and T-Mobile that started thr Leasing program. The Sprint iPhone Forver Plan, where you pay $20- and get an iPhone new with each model. Apple copied them. So why why shoudlnt anyone else do it? With carriers dropping contract plans, the OEM's had to do this. Again why shouldnt another popular brand do it? After all, getting the latest new phone on the cheap is a benefit to everyone. You iPhone people are such ignorant, selfish, pompus attitude having douchebags.

6. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

can sammy do something first for once!

15. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

They did, Samsung pay. Oh wait......

22. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

yeah. after applepay was out.

35. superguy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

And before that, Google Wallet was out.

16. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Haters are too blind to see things that Samsung did first

17. Gasteasoro

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 02, 2014

How about Large Screen phones? Steve Jobs very famously claimed that while he was in charge, 3.5 inches of screen was as big as an iPhone would get. He couldn’t see people buying larger screens and liking them. Then Samsung came along with the beast of a Note, many made fun of the size, but guess what? People did like the device. The fact that pre-orders for the iPhone 6 broke records rather than plummeted (as they would if people DIDN’T want larger screens on their next iPhone) is direct evidence. So Apple saw a market trend (people buying and positively reviewing phones with more screen real estate) and wisely decided that, on this issue, Jobs was wrong. They copied the trend to sell more products. That was wise. The truth is pretty much EVERY company should do as such, because this promotes competition, and competition on its own promotes ACTUAL inovation. Because, now it's not just about screen size, its about the number of pixels/resolution, its about the TYPE of pixels, its about brightness, its about touch sensitivity, its about calibration, Its about battery usage, its about SCREEN TECHNOLOGY. I seriously can't stand people crying over "copycats". Heck, the more the merrier, can't you people grasp such a simple idea? I couldn't care less about "Who did it first" Everyone should be talking about "Now "Company" did it too and IMPROVED it with THAT WAY".

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You cant tell this to ignorants ass fanboys. They can't comprehend logic and common sense. The love hearing lies an blind promises. They have to justify to them,selves, that everything they love about phones Apple may never have and they rather suffer and wait and eternity vs switching out of some blind loyalty.

28. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Gold comment. +1

23. ph00ny

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 26, 2011

Battery case... At least samsung's doesn't come with an ugly hump. Probably wireless charging in the near future and amoled screen coming soon. Now if we get into the needy greedy, NAND storage, memory, etc are all samsung components (some are toshiba now). Same goes for the SoC design firm that Apple bought (Intrinisity) who was working with samsung

29. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Living creatures have been walking, eating, f**king etc for the millions of years on earth. You're doing the same, so shall I call you a copycat? Copying doesn't matter unless its illegal or some kind of BS like patenting rounded rectangles and when someone copies others yet claim its their innovation.

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