With sales figures not quite where Samsung’s bigwigs want them to be, we all know that the South Korean firm needs to start flogging more high-end smartphones. Unfortunately for Big Sam, it can’t simply force us to part with our money. New reports, however, suggest its big idea comes straight out of Apple’s books. You know, the company that's got its own smartphone sales issue to work out.
Samsung’s said to be planning a smartphone upgrade scheme, which could roll out alongside the Samsung Galaxy S7. It would invite consumers to finance their shiny new purchases through a series of monthly payments, and give them the opportunity to upgrade to a newer model once a year.
Apple launched a similar scheme last year with the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, though it hasn't worked out particularly well, as iPhone sales have stalled for the first time ever. However, the company’s still far and away the biggest phone shifter in the world, and Samsung wouldn't lose a lot by having a little bash. This is all just hearsay at the moment, but it doesn't sound like the craziest idea in the world. [AndroidCentral]