After so much global bad newsandnegative publicity, Samsung should find a little comfort in knowing its fans back home have remained faithful to possibly South Korea’s greatest ever tech export during the company’s extreme time of hardship.
As the world-leading smartphone OEM highlights in a fresh newsroom post, sales of the safe-to-use Galaxy Note 7domestically commenced on October 1, i.e. this past Saturday, with “markets worldwide” slated to follow suit inthe coming weeks.
While Samsung shies away from tackling box-office scores itself, local media reports the “new” Note 7 has already managed to sell in roughly 30,000 copies two days after the retail reboot, including of course previous pre-orders still unfulfilled, where early adopters didn’t go for a refund or other Galaxy model.
That’s a greatly encouraging restart for a product many might feel no longer inspires trust, though the way Sammy handled the very delicate recall process has apparently satisfied both Korean consumers and research firms.
One such brand value-specialized company continues to place Samsung above E-Mart, KakaoTalk, Naver or SK Telecom in a classification of treasured local brand names, with over 912 points out of a possible 1,000 for the July – September timeframe. Galaxy Note 7 scandalsor no scandals, this tech mammoth’s compatriots will stick by their heroes.
Sources: Samsung, Korea Herald (1), (2)