It seems that Samsung wants to offset for Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners with the burnt battery problem that led to multiple recalls. At this time, Samsung wants former Galaxy Note 7 owners to pick up the recently-launched Galaxy Note 8 if possible by offering a significant discount for its new smartphone flagship.
Samsung announced on its post that the former Galaxy Note 7 owners can trade in their Note 7 and receive $425 off the Galaxy Note 8 when making a pre-order from today to August 24. The discount offer will be made available on the official Samsung’s website, though we don’t know how Samsung could do to parse out those former Galaxy Note 7 owners.
The newly Galaxy Note 8 sports a 6.3-inch QHD+ AMOLED display with the 18.5:9 aspect ratio that is similar to Galaxy S8 Plus. The phone runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset, clocked at 2.35 GHz. In other markets, the Note 8 will be powered by the Samsung’s in-house developed Exynos 8895 octa-core SoC. The chipset will pack with 6GB of RAM and three storage options – 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. The Galaxy Note 8 is the first Samsung’s smartphone to feature a dual-camera setup. The main one comes equipped a 12MP sensors with Dual Pixel autofocus tech and a f/1.7 wide-angle lens, while the second 12MP sensor comes with f/2.4 aperture Telephoto lens which can provides 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom capability.
This is certainly a good faith from a company when its reputation was seriously affected due to the Galaxy Note 7. After the initial recall, the replacements then were not possible to get rid of the overheating and various incidents. In total, Samsung has damaged billions of dollars in lost sales, no matter did the company start to get the profit from the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus launched earlier this year. If things go the company’s plan, the Galaxy Note 8 should help accomplish some measure of Samsung’s redemption.