Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners may be disappointed when the device was officially shelved by the Korean company, but it seems Samsung is prepared to give a pretty good incentive to owners of the ill-fated device. In South Korea, Samsung announced the Galaxy Upgrade program, which lets owners – or past owners – of the Note 7 to trade up to the Galaxy S8 or Note 8.
If this sounds too good to be true, that’s because there are a couple of things to note. For one, this program is only offered in South Korea for now; it remains to be seen if Samsung will extend it to other countries as well. On top of that, owners of the Note 7 will have to trade their device in for a Galaxy S7 or S7 edge to be eligible for the program.
Aside from that, the Galaxy Upgrade program is really quite interesting. Once the Galaxy S8 or Note 8 have been officially introduced, those who have signed up for the program will only need to pay half of the cost of their respective S7 device to upgrade to either one of the two future smartphones. On top of that, Samsung will also offer 50% off on LCD repair – twice.
The Galaxy Upgrade program has only been announced in South Korea for now, and it will end on the 30th of November 2016. Hopefully, Samsung will extend this program to other countries as well – it’s an excellent way to encourage existing owners of the Note 7 to return their devices.