Samsung handed out 200 free Galaxy Note 8 units in a Spain’s domestic late night flight, leaving many Passengers surprised as they weren’t expecting free Samsung Note handsets worth more than their tickets.
Why Samsung felt the need to give away 200 units for free? As we all know Samsung reputation got a major blow due to faulty Note 7 batteries; even airlines banned the device from their flights. Samsung bounced back from the tragedy with the launch of its flagship devices i.e. Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and Note 8.
By giving away free Note 8 devices, the company shows that it wants to create good faith by assuring that their devices are safe to be taken onboard. The box of Note 8 was carrying the following message:
A year ago we asked you to turn it off, we welcome you today on board
By looking at this activity it seems that people are still reluctant to buy the company’s new phablet and by giving it away for free, Samsung wants them to know and experience that the users have nothing to fear.
The company also distributed 5 free units of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 via lucky draw at the launch event of the device in Pakistan.
Recently, another Samsung smartphone, Galaxy J7 caught fire mid-air which shows that the company might still be in hot waters but we are not yet sure whether that was an isolated event or a symptom of a larger problem.