Research firm IDC surveyed 1,082 U.S. customers of the Note7 through on online survey on October 17 and 18, just a few days after the phone maker decided to permanently discontinue the productivity-focused phablet.
Of the 1,082 U.S. consumers, 507 were current Samsung owners, 347 were past Samsung users, 228 of which have never owned a Samsung device. Only 24 of the customers surveyed were owners, both past and present, of the Note7.
Key findings from the surveys show that half of the Note7 customers (12 out of 24) said they have or will choose an iPhone to replace their Samsung purchase. 17% of the surveyed customers said they would choose another Samsung. And most of them said they will return their phones physically to a carrier store.
The recall doesnt appear to negatively affect Samsungs brand, as most of the surveyed consumers said the recall wouldnt affect future buying decisions for other non-smartphone appliances and products from Samsung.
Although the recall may have an adverse impact on the brand in the short term, the truth is that Samsung remains the clear market leader in the worldwide smartphone market. says Anthony Scarsella, research manager of mobile phones at IDC, Moving forward, Samsung will need to put the Note7 to rest as quickly as possible to focus all efforts on producing a stellar Galaxy S8 come next spring.
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