Samsung Galaxy Note 7
An employee poses for photographs with Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 new smartphone at its store in Seoul, South Korea, September 2, 2016. Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji

If reports are to be believed, the South Korean tech giant Samsung will allow its Galaxy Note 7 customers to upgrade to Samsung Galaxy Note 8 from 2017. Thus, Samsung has indirectly hinted that it is developing a Note 8 despite customers losing trust after the Note 7 debacle.

Only recently, rumours surfaced on the Internet stating that Samsung could be ending its Note series. Now, the company has nearly confirmed another in the making. As per reports, Samsung has started an upgrade program wherein buyers of Galaxy Note 7 in South Korea will be able to get a Galaxy Note 8.

However, the upgrade won’t be free. Customers, who returned their Note 7 handsets in exchange of Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, will have to shell out 50 percent of the price of the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge in order to get their hands on Galaxy Note 8. It hasn’t yet been revealed whether the Samsung Galaxy Upgrade Program will be available to customers in other countries, writes The Bitbag.

Apple will also be celebrating iPhone’s 10th anniversary in 2017. This means, the Cupertino-based tech behemoth will be releasing the highly-anticipated iPhone 8 next year with advanced specs and new appeal. It is expected to boast of some revolutionary features too. Thus, it will be interesting to see how the Galaxy Note 8 fares against Apple iPhone 8.

Samsung has to be in the scene so that Apple does not take away the entire pie. Naturally, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will also sport advanced specs and features and of course customer support to win back its frustrated customer base. Hopefully, the Galaxy Note 7 exploding battery issue won’t repeat itself in Note 8.

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