Samsung has spent the last few weeks drowning in rumors about its alleged Note series cancellation. There were reports saying that the company is considering the total discontinuation of the Note brand following the Note 7 controversy. There was even news saying that the company might forego even the re-branding of the Note series. Fans of the said Samsung brand have already poured out their sentiments regarding the matter. However, as it turns out, Samsung might as well be keeping the Note brand as it is.
Samsung Giving Note 7 Buyers A Discount For Their Next Purchase
As per a Reuter's report, Samsung is giving its South Korea Note 7 customers an upgrade program. It was said that Note 7 buyers who had their devices replaced with the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge during the recall program are given the option to trade their S7 device with a Galaxy S8 or a Galaxy Note 8 when the these devices get released. These people will only have to pay half the retail price of the S7 when exchanging to the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8.
The said program is currently confirmed to take place in South Korea. Samsung said that its availability in other markets is still dependent on each country's condition. The company did not elaborate further on this matter and as per Sammobile, the company will soon announce the specifics of the program after consulting carriers. Needless to say, this completely debunks the earlier rumors about the Note series cancellation.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 News
With Samsung's initiative to create an upgrade program like this, it's already certain that the Note 8 will still see the light of day and the cancellation rumors are nothing but a hoax. The company may not have mentioned a release date for the device but fans can just stick to Samsung's traditional Note release of around August. The company usually releases the S phone early in the year and the Note phablet on the second half of the year.