A survey shows that 70 percent of Galaxy Note 7 owners will stay loyal to Samsung phones.
There have been rumors that Samsung would drop the Note series completely after the disaster with Note 7.
The latest announcement from Samsung is an indirect confirmation that the Note series continues with Note-8.
– Timeline: Galaxy Note 7 disaster – the day
Should we believe the recent study by research company Baystreet, it seems that most of the Galaxy Note 7-owners will remain loyal to Samsung.
Despite the many problems that have been with Note 7, 7 out of 10 Note 7-owners tend to continue buying Samsung phones.
Some Note 7 owners may upgrade to Galaxy S8, but expected to use Note 7 until Galaxy S8 released.
We don’t have much alternative phones with the same specifications as the Galaxy Note 7. So, the best alternatives for now are from the same family: Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.
Samsung has set an upgrading program implemented in South Korea, where they provide the chance to get Galaxy S8 or Note 8 for half price in exchange for the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge and Note 7 they have.
– Samsung: Swap your Galaxy Note 7 to Note 8
Baystreet company’s research concludes that; about 15 percent of ex-Note 7 owners will switch to an iPhone. In that case, it will provide 200,000-300,000 extra iPhones sold.
Baystreet think that Samsung is ready to “hit back” after this fiasco. Nokia and Dell had also huge problems with batteries in 2007 and 2006 which caused noncompensable damages to these companies.