Samsung is going to launch the program of the annual exchange of their old smartphone models with new ones. A similar program called iPhone Upgrade Program last year launched the main competitor of the South Korean giant — the company Apple.
According to Electronic Times, Samsung intends to launch a program of exchange of old smartphones with new ones since March, when the new flagship smartphone Galaxy S7 will go on sale.
The exchange program will be similar to that last year Apple launched. Galaxy every buyer who wants to upgrade simultaneously with the release of a new model, may sign a contract in which he agrees to pay the monthly payments. In the end, he will not miss any update and in next year it will receive the Android device of new generation immediately after the release. Thus, owners of smartphones Samsung will be able to change their old smartphones with new models every year.
According to Electronic Times, the event still will be valid in South Korea, but can later spread to other countries.
In September 2015, Apple introduced the iPhone Upgrade Program in which users of products companies offer each year to change the old smartphone to the new version. Paying $32 for the first month, the user will get the iPhone 6s the basic version of 16 GB. For the 64-Gigabyte modification of the monthly contribution amount will be $36,58, 128 GB – $40,75. IPhone 6s Plus the cost of subscription for $ 4 – $36,58, $40,75 $44,91, respectively. 12 months iPhone can be replaced with a new one.
In order to participate in the program, the user must sign a two-year contract with Apple and a loan agreement with Citizens Bank N. A.
According to reports, Samsung will supply its flagship smartphones Galaxy S7 display, the touch sensitivity, similar to one in iPhone 6s. As in the case with the current series of Samsung smartphones, Galaxy S6, one of the S7 models will be released in Edge variant with curved edges. It is expected that the device will be shown on February 21 and will launch in the US on 11 March, the date of receipt of the novelties in South Korean stores is unknown.
An official Samsung representative refused to comment on the run information of the exchange program.