After facing Note 7 explosive issue, Samsung is working on some compensation plans for its customers. We had initially heard that they could be entitled to a free Galaxy S8 which sounded too good to be true, but according to a report from Reuters (via SamMobile), it has been confirmed that it will be a 50% discount instead.
According to the report, Samsung has announced the compensation program in South Korea where, “Users in the upgrade programme will need to pay only half the price of a Galaxy S7 device, rather than the full amount, before exchanging to the S8 or the Note 8.”
Note 7 customers who have replaced their phones with S7 or S7 edge can also avail this offer. Customers who will join this Galaxy Upgrade program are required to sign a two-year contract. Due to this contract they also have to pay monthly installments on their current device (the S7 or S7 edge) for 12 months. After doing so they will be able to upgrade to the Galaxy S8 or Note 8 for free.
This program is currently available for South Korean Customers and is open till November 30. However, Samsung does not make any statement whether they will launch this program in other markets or not.