If you wish to exchange your existing smartphone for a Samsung Galaxy
Note II, you might
just be in luck.
Samsung has introduced a new 'Samsung Galaxy Note II
Smart Upgrade Offer' under which customers can get a Rs. 10,000 cash back on the Galaxy Note
II in exchange of select smartphones. With the exchange offer, the Rs.
37,500 price tag on the phablet gets reduced to Rs. 27,500.
The offer is valid from 9th to 30th June, 2013. Here is the list of the smartphones eligible for the exchange:
- 808 PureView; Lumia (710, 610, 800, 510); Asha (311,300,302, 303);
C5-(05, 00,03); E5-00; Nokia 500; Nokia 5233; N8-00; X3-02; C6-00; C3-00
- Samsung - All Galaxy Phones (except S4, Note2, Star); Wave Series; Omnia Series
- Blackberry - All Models
- Sony - Xperia Series; Sony Eon
- HTC - All Models
- Apple - 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5
- Micromax - Canvas Series; A110; A75; A100; A87Ninja4; A73
- Karbonn - A9; A21
has laid a few conditions for the offer. The phone that you wish to
exchange should be in a working condition, with the LCD and keypad
working and intact. Adding to that, the phone should detect a SIM card
and show network signal. The battery and charger for the device need to
be included. In other words, the device should be fully functional.
process of availing the offer is as follows. First step is to complete
the purchase of a new Galaxy Note II under Smart Upgrade Offer on the
Samsung eStore by filling in your old smartphone details. You will get
an instant cash back of Rs. 5,000 upon purchase of Galaxy Note II from
the eStore and the remaining Rs. 5,000 after the Samsung checks your
handset's condition and eligibility for the offer. The amount will be
reimbursed in the customer's account upon receipt of the old smartphone.
will receive the Galaxy Note II with packing material and a buyback
form. You need to pack the device liable for exchange, the buyback form
and an ID proof. You then schedule a courier pick up within the next 7
days and Samsung will collect it the device with the documents.
schemes and discounts as well as EMI schemes are flavour of the Indian
industry these days, with Apple and Samsung offering many incentives in a
bid to seal the deal. Other companies like HTC and BlackBerry have also
joined the EMI bandwagon recently.
This offer provides a
substantial discount on the MRP of the Galaxy Note II, and is good news
for customers wishing to own this device. However, prospective buyers
should note that Samsung is rumoured to announce the Galaxy Note III
soon. While the Galaxy Note II was unveiled at IFA in September last
year, and Samsung is widely expected to do the same this year, the
company could well spring a surprise and announce the new device sooner.
Samsung is holding a special event in London on June 20 where it is expected to announce new Galaxy and Ativ devices.
Samsung Galaxy Note II key specifications
- 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen
- Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
- Quad-core 1.6GHz Cortex A-9 processor
- 16GB, 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 64GB via microSD card
- 2GB RAM
- 4G, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi connectivity
- NFC, USB 2.0 and Bluetooth 4.0
- 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 1.9 megapixel front camera
- 3,100mAh battery