With CES fast approaching all eyes will be on the big companies to see what they can bring to the table. One of those in particular will be Samsung. This is partly because all eyes are always on Samsung, but also because they are expected to be launching their new (first of the year) flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S6. This year, this new Galaxy S device will be under even more scrutiny as the previous incarnation, the Samsung Galaxy S5 got a lot of sick for not being so different or embracing enough of what we expect from a modern device. Hence, why we are hearing a lot about the S6 as ‘Project Zero’ which is expected to be built from the ground up.
That said, with the S6 being Samsung’s new device it is automatically likely to sell a lot as any potential Samsung buyers out there will be looking to this as their next purchase. However, Samsung has the other problem of already releasing a number of phones in the last year, that they would also still like to be selling, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Samsung Galaxy S5. So how do they get around the issue of trying to sell their latest flagship, as well as their current flagships? Well, the answer is simple. Offer a promotion. And that looks to be exactly what is happening.
Interestingly, reports are emerging that on the eve of when CES will start (and the new Samsung devices being launched) Samsung will begin a new promotion to gear you towards buying their older devices. In short, the reports suggest that if you buy a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Samsung Galaxy S5 or the Samsung Galaxy Tab S from January 4th, Samsung will throw in one year’s worth of Netflix for free. Now that is not bad for nothing. If you are already a Netflix subscriber then you will know that this is a tidy saving over the year and especially if you were thinking of getting a new phone or tablet anyway. The promotion is reportedly going to be running from January 4th through until January 17th and apparently will only be offered to the first 115,000 people who purchase one of the devices. On the downside it seems the promotion has to be retrospectively claimed so you will have to buy the device, go home, register and then you will find out if you are within the limited quota before getting the deal. That said, if you do then it will be a good bonus for your new Samsung device. Whether this will sway users away from purchasing a Samsung Galaxy S6 though is debatable.