Much to the delight of Samsung loyalists in South Korea, the tech giant is gearing up to launch leasing plans for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge.
According to report on ZDNet, the Korean tech company may release the speculated leasing program for the newly announced S7 lineup, in South Korea on March 11, 2016. It looks like Samsung has taken a leaf out of Apple’s book, allowing buyers to pay over a 24-month period. The program allows for trading in the handset for a latest one after 12 month period, with the buyers being exempt from the remaining payments. But it turns out that potential buyers signing up may only be able to make the payments with a Samsung card. But what may make buyers happy is that they can pick a carrier of their choice from SK Telecom, KT, and LG Uplus.
As reported by Digital Trends, citing an “unnamed industry executive” who claims to possess knowledge about Samsung’s leasing program, revealed that the company’s plan may be “similar” to the recently launched program by Apple. He shared, “It’s a no-brainer why they wouldn’t do this.” For those not in the know, these leasing plans usually involve a monthly fee for unlocked devices, which can then be traded in when a newer variant hits the markets. But then again, who knows what exactly March 11 may bring for Samsung loyalists; users may want to keep an eye out for that information.
Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge through the telcos in South Korea begin from March 4, 2016. So, it appears that its just matter of days before Samsung fans can lineup to order the latest handset from their carrier. Keep checking back for more details on how Samsung moves ahead with the rumoured leasing program.