It was previously suggested that maybe this compensation could come in the form of discounts, but a report out of Korea (via SamMobile) has suggested that this could actually come in the form of a free Galaxy S8 handset, which last we heard was due for a release in 2017. Now free does seem a bit excessive, although if we’re just talking about customers who were directly affected by phones that exploded, we guess that makes sense.
According to Samsung officials who were reportedly quoted by the publication, “The new compensation program is designed to make it easier for those who exchange their Galaxy Note 7 with existing Samsung smartphones, to shift into our next model coming in next year. We think this could an effective program since it also provides some incentives to smartphone vendors.”
Like we said a brand new phone does seem to be a bit over the top, but then again this recall is unprecedented as far as Samsung’s history in the smartphone market is concerned, so maybe something outrageous like this could be warranted. In any case take it with a grain of salt, but hopefully we’ll have more details soon.
|Product Name||Galaxy Note 7||Galaxy S8|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||3500 mAh||3000 mAh|
|Processor Name||Snapdragon 823/Exynos 8893||Snapdragon 835|
|Street Price||$979 Galaxy Note 7 on Amazon||$499 Galaxy S8 on Amazon|
|Link to full specs||Galaxy Note 7 Full specs and details||Galaxy S8 Full specs and details|