Samsung has probably spent more time worrying over Galaxy Note 7 re-compensation programs, then over the actual device. Which might explain why it still doesn’t know why they exploded in the first place. Nevertheless, the company has been coming up with new ways to offer recompense to Note 7 users, and along the same is a novel new scheme. The company has confirmed a Galaxy Upgrade program for Note 7 owners in South Korea.
The Galaxy Upgrade Program is basically yet another of Samsung’s damage control measures. Those who have exchanged their Note 7 devices for the less violent S7 or S7 Edge devices, can avail this offer which truth be told, is actually pretty exciting.
So, the new Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge owners will have to sign a two-year contract and start paying monthly installments on their current device (which can be either S7 or S7 edge) for merely 12 months, as opposed to the two year tenure.
They will then be able to upgrade to the Galaxy S8 or Note 8 for free. So basically, the deal is this: You get an S7 or S7 Edge now, start paying installments for 12 months and voila, you have gotten yourself a brand new S8 or a Galaxy Note 8 when the handsets are actually launched next year. So users will be able to pay half the price of a S7 device and get a brand new Note 8 or S8.
The South Korean company is also offering users the added perk of getting their LCD screens repaired twice, at just 50 percent of the cost. Meanwhile, the program is open until the 30th of November with users who have already exchanged there devices, also able to avail the benefits.
While the Galaxy Upgrade Program has been launched only in South Korea at present, it is hoped that it will be made available to the rest of the world as well.