Which phone maker is likely to benefit most from the Note 7 saga?

By the time the second Note 7 recall works itself through the system in the next few weeks, we will have formidable new competitors hitting the market, not to mention the established ones with their own wares. While Samsung is ramping up the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge production, as plenty of folks are opting to scale down from the Note 7 but remain loyal to Samsung upon exchange, there will still be many others which may switch the brand. 

Samsung is giving $100 of bill credit now, in addition to the difference in price between the Note 7 or a Galaxy S7/S7 edge, but out of 2.5 million Note 7 buyers there could be quite a few that are looking around for another handset from some other reputable phone maker. 

That is why we wanted to ask your opinion on what phone manufacturer is most likely to benefit from the Note 7 recalls. Will it be Google with the unique Pixel phones, or maybe a venture to the iOS universe and the new 7 Plus with optical zoom would be warranted? Perhaps this can be a chance for LG, Huawei, Sony, Moto, or some other maker to put a dent in the Samsung-Apple market duopoly? Alternatively, Note 7 users might pick to stay with Samsung regardless. There are plenty of choices out there, so tell us what you think.

Which phone maker is likely to benefit most from the Note 7 saga?

Google
16.07%
Apple
43.91%
LG
9.77%
Huawei/honor
4.26%
Sony
2.04%
HTC
2.36%
Lenovo/Motorola
1.07%
Xiaomi
1.16%
Other
0.65%
Nobody, most Note 7 users would still get a Samsung
18.71%

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Galaxy Note7
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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