From Nov. 21, Samsung has started the “Galaxy Experience Program” in South Korea. Since the launch of the Apple iPhone X is drawing near, it is speculated that the new scheme has been mainly designed for attracting iPhone X buyers by providing them Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note on loan.
The new program that is dubbed as “Upgrade to Galaxy” is currently only available in the home country. If it finds success, then it is likely to be also introduced in other regions in the future. Here is how it works.
Buyers are required to submit an online application until Nov. 27. Samsung will choose 10,000 lucky applicants by Nov. 30. These people will be eligible to collect Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8 from a Samsung Digital Plaza store between Dec. 1 to 11. These applicants will be required to be a small fee of around $45 to participate in the new offer.
The amount will be refunded to those who decide on purchasing any of these Galaxy phones. Apart from the refund, Samsung will also giveaway a JBL Bluetooth speaker and Display damage insurance for free. Also, the South Korean company will be also providing attractive discounts on official accessories.
Samsung seems to be very aggressive with the new “Upgrade to Galaxy” program for not only enticing existing iPhone users but also for preventing buyers from purchasing the iPhone X that is scheduled to release in South Korea on Dec. 3. What do you think about the new scheme? Should Samsung make this offer available outside of the home country? Share us your views by adding your comments below.