Without a doubt, Samsung’s image has taken a major hit after the Galaxy Note 7 debacle. What people fail to consider, however, are all the exciting things the tech specialist has been cooking up lately.
While these won’t extinguish the damage already dealt, our reasons for sticking with Samsung are meant to restore faith in the world’s number one smartphone manufacturer. After all, the Note 7 was just one failure in a sea of undeniable success.
The Galaxy S8 is going to be amazing
If history repeats itself, the next Galaxy S smartphone will be a game-changer. Recall how the Galaxy S5 introduced waterproofing and excellent photography to the series, the S6 made the glass back and metal frame combo a thing for Samsung, and the S7 became the definition of refinement for all tech products.
Based on the recent leaks and rumors, the upcoming Galaxy S8 — assuming Samsung doesn’t skip a number this time — will be yet another needle mover. We can expect a unique dual-camera setup, an improved iris scanner with additional security measures, and the usual “best chipset available” at the time of announcement.
We should also believe in Sammy’s capacity to learn from its mistakes. Since no Android or Apple rival has a show-stopping product lined up for early next year, there’ll be no reason to rush shipments for its flagship, like what happened to the ill-fated Galaxy Note.
Galaxy Note 7 victims will get incentives
As the dust slowly settles, Samsung is coming up with ways to ease the pain of fallen Note 7 users.
We recently covered an upgrade program being offered, in which anyone who’s replaced their unit with a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge is eligible to do another trade for the upcoming S8 or Note 8. In addition, customers would only have to pay half the amount of an S7 to receive an S8. It’s admittedly confusing, but at least we know steps are being taken to rectify the problems surrounding the two sets of recalls.
As of the moment, the program is only available in the South Korean market, but it’s only a matter of time before it extends to the rest of the world, since every user is a victim.
Samsung is already developing next-generation tech
This part probably won’t matter to casual users, but anyone with a techie thumb will understand the boundaries Samsung is currently pushing.
It’s a given that the upcoming Galaxy S flagships will have the best of the best specifications, and we have Samsung’s development teams to thank for this.
The Korean tech giant has begun production of chipsets using 10nm FinFET technology, which could be a first for the industry. What this means is newer processors equipped on future Galaxy devices will run a lot faster and cooler than the 14nm chips used on current smartphones, resulting in a smoother user experience and less power consumption.
On top of that, Samsung has already rolled out another first in the industry: an 8GB memory package for mobile gadgets. In comparison, recent smartphones such as the new Galaxy C9 Pro are maxed out at 6GB of memory. This will boost a device’s multitasking abilities, and allow more complex apps and games to be produced.
The Galaxy S7 Edge and Note 5 are fantastic deals now
Depending on where you reside, you can score great deals on the Galaxy S7 Edge and last year’s Note 5. Be warned, though: The latter could be experiencing a minor price hike, considering it’s the best Android handset right now with a stylus pen.
You don’t have to look any further than our Galaxy S7 and Note 5 video reviews to know what they bring to the table:
Samsung reached near perfection with the Note 7
It’s easy to forget how close the Galaxy Note 7 was to smartphone perfection. Practically every media outlet praised it as the best Android device this year — or, of all time.
We believe some of the blame for the Note 7’s troubles goes to its excessiveness, packing so many high-tech features in such a pocketable frame and short amount of production time. The successor, if everything works out, should either dial down the innovation or rely on its tinier manufacturing process to pull off a realistic product.
Our own hands-on review spoke of how much we loved the phone:
Do you have reasons of your own why you’d stick with Samsung? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.