Following Apple's iPhone exchange offer a month ago, Samsung also started giving its Galaxy Note 2 on the similar scheme. Now consumers can trade-in their old smartphone and avail themselves a discount of Rs. 10,000 on Galaxy Note 2 which was initially priced at Rs. 37,500.
Apple's EMI schemes, Blackberry's students discount and Samsung's cashback offers back in April on devices like Galaxy Note 800 tablet, Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Grand and Galaxy camera sounds not so much like this latest Samsung's marketing scheme with up to Rs. 10,000 cash back. This could possibly be a direct challenge to Apple's offer, wherein iPhone 4 buyers in India are getting Rs 7,000 in exchange for their old smartphones.
However, this latest Samsung offer is only valid for select smartphone trade-ins, so one will have to visit their nearest retailer offering Samsung Smart Upgrade, to see if they are eligible. The best thing about this offer is that one can also opt to pay monthly installments of Rs 4,584 for six months without any down payment. The offer is valid till the stocks last or perhaps June 30.
Samsung is not only giving offer on Galaxy Note 2, but it has also brought down the price of original Galaxy Note N7000 in the Indian market. The phone is now listed on Flipkart at just Rs. 21,500. Samsung has brought down the price by almost Rs. 5,000-Rs. 6,000 from the earlier pricing which was around INR 27,000.
With Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update already available this device doesn't fall behind others. The device has already gone through a multiple price cut down and few software updates months ago.
Here is a brief rundown on the specs of the two devices:
Galaxy Note 2
Galaxy Note 2 runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, features a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, 1.6GHz quad core processor, 2GB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting 32GB, 8MP rear camera, 1.9MP front camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth with A2DP and a massive 3,100 mAh Li-ion battery. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 recently, received the Android 4.1.2 OTA update, which brought features including customizable Notification Panel, Multi Window disabling option, new Notification toggles amongst others.
Galaxy Note N7000
Samsung Galaxy Note features 1.4GHz dual core processor, 5.3 inch Super AMOLED HD display, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 1GB of RAM, Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery and 16GB of Internal memory along with a microSD card slot. The phone also comes with S-Pen support. Initaially it came with the Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS but now the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update has already been pushed to the device.