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Samsung ramping up Galaxy S7 production to cover loss from the Galaxy Note 7

Samsung today announced that it will no longer produce and sell the Galaxy Note 7. Analysts expect that the financial impact from lost sales will be as high as $17 billion. It’s interesting how Samsung was able to make its best and worst performing device in the same year. The Galaxy S7 series was launched earlier this year and it’s undeniably a hit. It made a significant contribution to Samsung’s record-breaking third quarter and while many would have expected the Galaxy Note 7 to do that for the fourth, it appears that Samsung will now have to rely on the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge to try and cover its loss.

According to a new report, Samsung is now ramping up production of the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge to try and compete in the high-end market as the holiday season approaches. Samsung has reportedly notified its suppliers about the production increase. We can expect the company to go on a marketing blitz for the Galaxy S7 once all the hype around the Galaxy Note 7’s demise subsides.

It’s going to be an uphill battle for Samsung to try and push the Galaxy S7 once again when it has already done so well this year. Part of the reason why it might be difficult for the company to find new buyers for this device is that people already know that the Galaxy S8 is due next February and if rumors are to be believed, it’s going to be revolutionary. Most customers will likely wait for a few months to pick up the new flagship rather than spend their money on one that’s going to lose its value substantially once the Galaxy S8 is released.

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mustaka
mustaka

Just another and a most reasonable option that they can provide to Note 7 owners;
They should allow us to keep our Note 7 until next year and then replace it with a free Note 8. I don’t believe Note 7 is risky to use. We have no problems in my country so far, zero issues.
But they should remove the 60% battery cap shit first. And they must continue software updates regularly until then.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

It should also update the Note 5 software with that of the Note 7 (Camera interface, S pen, etc) ramp up the Note 5 production too and release it worldwide.

zawwad86
zawwad86

How about releasing a Galaxy S7 Edge 64GB rather than the 32GB Version

yogihoy
yogihoy

And what happens to the cases people have bought for their note 7 pre orders..I bought 2 which come to a lot of money…..

yogihoy
yogihoy

2 points..they need to upday camera software on s7 edge to match the note 7

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

“It’s going to be an uphill battle for Samsung to try and push the Galaxy S7 once again”
And it’s going to have an even harder time trying to sell the S8 initially. Samsung might have to spend the amount of money it has probably never spent in advertising before to push the S8 into consumers’ mind. The S7/S7 edge are at least proven to be safe.

RFReijanes
RFReijanes

Pros:
– S8 will come with better than Samsung was expecting, just to move back consumers. Maybe foldable device option, no bezels (totally front screen), more RAM, dual cameras…

– S7 / S7 edge will have all attentions with faster Android S0 and design UI updates, and, because of being almost the same of Note 7, but cheaper, is a good thing.

HFL087
HFL087

really smart move!! the Note7 make them lose money so fast. they would learn on Note8 the lesson , i own SM G935F (Galaxy S7 Edge) and maybe now they rush up on android 7.0 for it. ps slow rate of updating Patch level in middle east (israel) is a shame… i got the europen model and stock on Auq 16 patch!?? and all europe and usa/and almost all asia on sep 16 patch!?!? wtf goin off why we get it lest…. but i would wait.. but god damn even in dubai they didnt got sep 16 patch. hope that… Read more »

vpoulios
vpoulios

There is no alternative to Note 7. We Note users will wait for the Note 8 if there will not be a reissue off the Note 7 in the next months. In the end we have not spent the 1.000 bucks for the current year.

yogihoy
yogihoy

I bought 2 cases…

mustaka
mustaka

If you are still keeping the receipts, you can demand payback for them as well.

thegeneral2010
thegeneral2010

They may release nougat to note 4 🙂 and continue selling it again maybe this make me forget that they left it stucked with the old touchwiz it didn’t even get the one of s6

mustaka
mustaka

In that case I would gladly buy a Note 4. Unfortunately I don’t believe there is anyone in Samsung smart enough to think about that.

SenorSjon
SenorSjon

I already read Note 4 users who had problems cannot get it fixed due to parts no longer being available. And that while it is still in the 2 year warranty period (phone was sold new here until August this year). Samsung credits the phone, but then you only option is a S7E… And if you don’t want edges, you are screwed.

gtone339
gtone339

RIP Note 7.

Anyway, I’m glad that Samsung s manufacturing more S7’s just to cover the loss from the Note 7 & I’m currently a S7 user! 🙂

Klawdenberg
Klawdenberg

Since they are very real good S7 and Samsung brand loyalty that similarly chooses to lose your entire production Note 7 safeguard of any risk to their customers, I have decided to change my Beast S7 Edge. However I think that should free Samsung TouchWiz layer and other improvements to the interface for S7, which previously had with the powerful note 7. Greetings

Klawdenberg
Klawdenberg

Dado que son muy buenísimos los S7 y por lealtad a la marca Samsung que de igual forma opta por perder toda su producción de Note 7 por salvaguardar de cualquier riesgo a sus clientes, he decidido hacer mi cambio por la bestia del S7 Edge. Sin embargo pienso que Samsung debería liberarnos la capa de TouchWiz y otras mejoras a la interfaz para los S7, que previamente teníamos con el poderoso note 7. Saludos

MStuart
MStuart

Dude, me encanta el español but this is an English-speaking site.

SenorSjon
SenorSjon

They could easily slash the price since everyone is going haywire over pricing now. New standard seems to be € 900+ for flagship phones. Utter nonsense.

eHoolie
eHoolie

Too bad..It’s not the phone that I want or need. Too little too late.

jayandjay
jayandjay

This is best solution for now.

mantaka
mantaka

They should give all N7 users a free SE7 for this sh*t… until they release a damn NOTE8…

rishwan
rishwan

I totally agree with you! Best reaction I’ve read so far.

mustaka
mustaka

There is another reasonable option. They should allow us to keep our Note 7 until next year and then replace it with a free Note 8. I don’t believe Note 7 is risky to use. We have no problems in my country so far, zero issues.
But they should remove the 60% battery cap shit first. And they must continue software updates regularly until then.

mustaka
mustaka

I would take it instead of a payback. A free S7 *Edge* until they give a free Note 8 next year.