When you buy a new Samsung product, you can expect it to include a one-year limited warranty – or two years for those in Europe. For those looking for extra peace of mind when buying from Samsung, you also have the option of an extended warranty. Unfortunately, the current program isn’t actively advertised and seems to only be offered with select products. Thankfully, this might soon be changing.
A new USPTO trademark filing suggests Samsung is getting ready to roll out a new extended warranty program under the name “Samsung Protection Plus”. According to the trademark filing, the program is about “providing extended warranties on consumer electronic products and consumer appliances”. That means from your Samsung refrigerator to the Galaxy Note 3, you should be covered.
No other details are revealed about Protection Plus, though it’s possible the program could end up being similar to Samsung’s existing extended warranty offering, only with support for more products. If it does prove similar, that means we might have several different tiers of coverage, with some extended warranties even including accidental damage handling. Keep in mind that we are just speculating here.
All we know for sure is that Samsung has filed a new trademark name for an extended warranty program, so take the rest of this with a grain of salt. It does make sense that Samsung might want to improve its warranty program to better compete with Apple, though.
If Samsung does end up offering an Apple Care-esque program for its mobile devices, would you be interested? Or would you rather stick to carrier (or 3rd party) insurance instead?