With Samsung’s Galaxy S10 release and every rumor of future launches including the upcoming Galaxy Note 10, it appears as if the smartphone industry is dabbling at the edges of improvement. Each year, there seems to be a sharp decline in the improvement of the device performance, design screen sharpness, and storage.
A 4K HDR display, 5G (if the 5G rollout is the same as 4G, it is expected to be sluggish, patchy and half-baked) and improved chipset efficiency are all reported to be in Galaxy Note 10. Since nearly every smartphone maker can match specs and there is so little to upgrade, what can Samsung do to enhance the Galaxy Note 10?
Effective Advertising Plans
In recent years, the price has become a major battleground for smartphone manufacturers. Part of this is about stalling sales and people holding on their devices for longer, therefore OEMs are doing their best to entice new customers with discounts and low-priced models such as the Galaxy S10e or iPhone XR.
It would be nice to see a cheaper Galaxy Note 10, however, more importantly, a significant promotion of sales. By handing over the latest iPhone to Samsung, you can get up to $550 in trade-in value, which is both good and silly. Rather, Samsung should reconsider its ‘Test Drive’ promotion plan that enables iPhone owners to get a free trial of the latest Samsung handsets for a month.
Samsung should extend the trade-in deals too by letting customers trade in multiple old devices for coupons or more money off – similar to how shops like CeX operate. Customers will be more than happy to rid their cluttered homes of old, unused devices – especially if that amounts to (small) discounts on shiny new tech.
Samsung should also extend trade-in deals by allowing its customers to trade in old devices for coupons – similar to how CeX shops work. Customers will be delighted to get rid of old and unused devices – particularly if that amounts to availing discounts on purchasing new tech.
Low-Price Repair service
Both Phone-Maker Giants Apple and Samsung are starting to soften their stance on fixing and repairing devices, big thanks to the determination of the Right To Repair movement. Apple doesn’t turn away customers who have made small repairs themselves anymore, Whilst Samsung has started opening more same-day repair shops around the US.
But more needs to be done, and if Samsung wants to reinstate the conversation with consumers who choose to stick with their phones for longer, it should reconsider making inroads into the repair community. which means official repair advice, demonstrations, kits and lowering the replacement parts sky-high price (a replacement screen of Note 9 will cost $239 out of warranty).
Cheap Foldable Device
Samsung is allegedly launching a foldable phone later this year. adding this device to the Note range would make more sense, as the foldable phone idea is mainly focused around productivity, as is the Note series. A more accomplished and affordable foldable note would be a great way to bring in fresh customers because it is, well, a new technology that needs to be introduced.
A bonus to become repair friendly would also be to the solution of the notable issue which is non-durable foldable displays. A foldable, easy-to-repair Note 10 with massive trade-in deals (for your old phone and old tech) would link with latest consumer trends – which is brilliant for Samsung – but could also kick-start an industry shift.