South Korean tech giant Samsung has announced a new program — called the Galaxy Experience Program — in its home country by which it will give a chance to iPhone users to use its flagship smartphone Galaxy S8 or the flagship phablet Galaxy Note8 for a month.Interested users can apply for the program between November 21-27 online. Samsung will then select 10,000 customers by November 30 who will be asked to collect the handset from Samsung Digital Plaza between December 1-11. Samsung is charging a participation fee of $45 over the price of the handset. This, however, will be refunded in case the user decides to keep the Galaxy handset and user will get a JBL Bluetooth speaker and Display damage insurance for free. In case, any user decides to return the Galaxy handset, Samsung will refund the cost of the device but not the participation fee.
A Samsung Electronics official said, “Through this Galaxy Experience Program, I want to give iPhone users the opportunity to experience the differentiated value of Galaxy and to select products.”
Samsung’s Galaxy Note8 came to India in September, as the successor to last year’s unfortunate Galaxy Note 7 at Rs 67,900. Available in Classic Midnight Black and Metal Gray colour options, the phablet is the first device from Samsung to feature a dual rear camera setup. It includes two 12MP sensors, the first one being a wide angled lens with f/1.7 aperture, and the second being a telephoto zoom lens with f/2.4 aperture. On the front, there is an 8MP selfie camera with f/1.7 aperture.
The handset sports a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED ‘Infinity’ display of 2960x1440p resolution. Running Android 7.1.1 Nougat, it is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM. It has 64GB internal storage.