A few weeks ago, Samsung finally released the Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition in South Korea. Days later, all the 400,000 units released were sold out and fans are asking for more. Experts believe that Samsung used the Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition as the metrics to assess consumers on the Galaxy Note 8.
There is no denying that Samsung took a big hit during mass recall on the Galaxy Note 7. Millions of units were shipped back to South Korea for storage and testing. Meanwhile, the company lost billions of dollars in sales as well as expenses in collecting all Note 7 units.
To make up for some of the money it has lost, Samsung released a special edition Note 7, the Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition. Unfortunately, at the time of release, only 400,000 units were sold in South Korea. There are no confirmations yet whether the company will eventually release the refurbished phone elsewhere.
While Samsung has a great success in re-releasing the Note 7, this bit of exercise proved to be something even more. According to Digitimes, consumers still believe in the Galaxy Note brand, to be more specific, the Galaxy Note 8. The success of the Note 7 Fan Edition meant that Samsung finally had the confirmation that consumers will want the Galaxy Note 8 when it gets released. Obviously, this stemmed from the uncertainties that the Note 7 recall has created.
In response to a very positive consumer feedback, Samsung is now rumored to go full-steam-ahead on the Galaxy Note 8 launch. The said launch will be held sometime at the end of August, around the 23rd. Meanwhile, consumers and fans alike can expect the phone to hit store shelves on the early weeks of September.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is rumored to pick up a price between $1,000 and $1,100. This is, by far, the most expensive smartphone Samsung has ever released. The reason for the incredibly steep price is the increasing cost of mobile phone components in the market, specifically DRAM and NAND storage.
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