Samsung has been notorious enough for its Galaxy Note 7 incident. The owner of this device as well as the company had to go through a lot of trouble because of the explosion and the after effects it caused. Samsung has to halt the production of this volatile phablet and it has already been banned on all flights in the US. However, it looks like the device is not a curse after all. The users may exchange their Note 7 with the company’s next flagship for free.
Since earlier this week, Samsung has been planning a compensation program for the Galaxy Note 7 owners, which may offer a little discount when they would buy a Galaxy S8. Now the company has announced a new compensation program for them. Under this program, owners of Note 7 who have already exchanged their Galaxy Note 7 with Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge will be able to exchange it with S8 when it’s released next year.
“The new compensation program is designed to make it easier for those who exchange their Galaxy Note 7 with existing smartphones, to shift into our next model coming next year,” a Samsung spokesperson told The Korea Economic Daily.
The customers may have to pay nothing or a nominal amount, depending on whether they exchanged their Galaxy Note 7 for the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge on the first or second recall. The Galaxy S8 is scheduled to be launched in March 2017. There is no detailed information yet about how the company is going to mobilize its compensation program.