Samsung has officially announce that Galaxy Note 7 owners can join the Galaxy Upgrade program and get a deal on the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8 when those devices launch next year. The Upgrade Program will allow customers to trade in their Galaxy Note 7 for a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge, pay for half of that device, and then upgrade to the S8 or Note 8 at no additional cost.
Samsung did note that customers that have already traded in their Galaxy Note 7 are still eligible for this deal. It will be available until November 30, and it looks like it’s currently only available in South Korea, with no word that it will be expanding to other regions.
Samsung obviously wants customers to stick with Samsung-branded phones, and making a future flagship device effectively half the cost is one way to achieve that goal.
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