Samsung's Apple-like phone leasing program to reportedly launch alongside Galaxy S7

27 January, 2016
The program will allow you to upgrade your Samsung device every year.

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  • Anonymous

harlekkin, 29 Jan 2016There are mid-range phones with less than that, and people still... moreIt's not that they don't care. They don't have a choice.

  • AnonD-9000

Mkdc, 29 Jan 2016I was trying to be subtle :pLOL... nvm i try to emphasize it

matt00112233, 27 Jan 2016Difference is ? You still get a brand new Samsung, only a new sa... morei can go down in the shop here and trade my note 5 to s7 when it get released, on downpayment. or, i can choose another brand if i want to. but, i can still take a brand new samsung on down payment. you guys really dont know how it works outside of the us :/ sadly. seems like back to school time ;) but ok, i recently learned that the us got chip on cc, while we have used it for ages. 10+ years.

AnonD-9000, 28 Jan 2016copying? haha indeedI was trying to be subtle :p

Anonymous, 29 Jan 2016And I know people are still having only 16GB in their flagship f... moreThere are mid-range phones with less than that, and people still buy them. Not everyone is as media-hungry as you are, and for some business users 16GB is all they need.

With Data limits only increasing in this day and age an WIFI being virtually everywhere in better developed countries, storage isn't as much a deal for many as you might believe.

All in all, if it doesn't suit you, don't buy an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S6. There are plenty of options. But millions of users don't seem to care.

Anonymous, 29 Jan 2016I would say only a niche number of users do not care for sd card... moreWell, there are a number of downsides to SD cards:

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communic­ations/mobile-phones/storage-wars-do-we-really-n­eed-microsd-cards-in-our-phones--1219436

And FM Radio? Who needs low-quality radio when you can stream online? It's a thing of the past.

As for removable batteries. I've not seen any of my friends or colleagues carry around a spare battery, but EVERYONE has a USB Powerbank. So that solves the non-removable battery issue.

  • Anonymous

harlekkin, 28 Jan 2016The majority of users don't NEED SD cards or FM Radio, or a file... moreI would say only a niche number of users do not care for sd card, file managers, FM radio and having the option to change their dying phone battery.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-362866, 28 Jan 2016Exactly! Hats off to you sir. And in other news I love pizza :)And I know people are still having only 16GB in their flagship fruity phones! Talk about being archaic!

  • AnonD-362866

harlekkin, 28 Jan 2016Exactly, "ports" are not a strict user need, it's part of ever c... moreExactly! Hats off to you sir. And in other news I love pizza :)

AnonD-362866, 28 Jan 2016Micro SD is archaic tech. iCloud is a thing. Who gives a flying ... moreExactly, "ports" are not a strict user need, it's part of ever changing technology. The same reason we don't use VGA ports for video output any longer, and instead have the much better HDMI port.

Anonymous, 28 Jan 2016Have nonremovable batteries and absence of an SD card slot (and ... moreThe majority of users don't NEED SD cards or FM Radio, or a file manager and non-removable batteries. That's a very niche segment of users that keep on insisting on such features, which in Apple's eyes only cause problems.

  • AnonD-362866

Anonymous, 28 Jan 2016Have nonremovable batteries and absence of an SD card slot (and ... moreMicro SD is archaic tech. iCloud is a thing. Who gives a flying fuck about the ports being changed? Throw your old shit away and buy new shit. It's not that hard. and if you cant then you will get the new ports in the damn box. I bet your one of those children who love constantly changing themes and icons, for well, who knows why, FM radio? Dude my car has one and even then I NEVER USE IT. Apple Music is a thing you know. See where this is going? They change markets, they are at the steering wheel, and the rest follow. Need an example? Well this article is one. You wanna laugh? Here's a joke: There are still people out there who still use Micro SD's! I know hard to believe! lol

matt00112233, 27 Jan 2016Difference is ? You still get a brand new Samsung, only a new sa... morei also get a brand new samsung ? or iphone, or lg, or lumia or what ever brand i want ? so again, what is the difference between downpayment from brand or from carrier ? both give you a cheap phone here and now, both gets downpayed and both have upgrade possilities ? so, what is the diffence once again ?

  • Anonymous

harlekkin, 27 Jan 2016Pretty accurate argument if you ask me. Have curved screens and ... moreHave nonremovable batteries and absence of an SD card slot (and giving a measly 1GB RAM, changing their ports at will, lack of customisation, lack of a file manager, FM radio etc.. I could go on and on) satisfied any user needs? Don't make me laugh.

  • Anonymous

You mean the same program Samsung fanboys were all insulting when Apple announced it?

  • Anonymous

harlekkin, 27 Jan 2016Minor difference is that Motorola didn't remove the headphone ja... moreHahaha

  • AnonD-9000

Mkdc, 27 Jan 2016I guess samsung is just doing what they do best... copying? haha indeed

  • Martin

They should do a version of the S7 with a removable battery and a microSD port with a 6 inch screen.
This would be the perfect phablet !

I guess samsung is just doing what they do best...

  • AnonD-362866

AnonD-364786, 27 Jan 2016You are not realizing how ridiculous your argument is That would be correct.