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Harman shareholders oppose Samsung acquisition through class action lawsuit

Shortly after Samsung revealed its intention to acquire automotive and audio system maker Harman International, Harman’s shareholders have filed a suit to oppose the decision. Samsung hoped to acquire the U.S.-based company for $8 billion USD (approximately $10.5 billion CAD) by November. However, Harman’s shareholders intend to oppose the board and CEO on claims that…

Galaxy S8 case listings reveal potential design of upcoming Samsung flagship

As the Samsung Galaxy S8 nears arrival, cases for the forthcoming flagship are beginning to appear on accessory sites. None can be confirmed and many can likely be attributed to drumming up publicity, but it’s also not unrealistic that with an expected April release, the company has begun distributing specifications to case manufacturers. One particularly…

Samsung will reportedly ship its first foldable smartphone later this year

After years of behind the scenes iteration, Samsung will reportedly announce its first foldable smartphone later this year, according to a new report from the Korean Herald. Citing “sources familiar with the matter,” the publication says Samsung will announce a smartphone in Q3 2017 that users will be able to fold out and use as a…

LG reportedly plans to release the G6 ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S8

LG will release its 2017 flagship smartphone, the LG G6, in its home country of South Korea on March 11th, according to a new report. The news comes courtesy of ETnews, a tech-focused publication based out of Seoul. The website says LG will reveal the device in Barcelona on Feburary 26th, one day before the official…

Samsung is reportedly setting a 60 million shipment target for the Galaxy S8

Samsung has high hopes for its upcoming flagship device, the Galaxy S8, according to information sourced by The Korea Herald.  Anonymous industry sources reportedly told the publication that the mobile giant has set its sights on shipping 60 million Galaxy S8 devices this year, significantly higher than any of its previous flagships. The article reports…

Samsung Gear S3, Gear S2 and Gear Fit are now compatible with the iPhone

During the last day of CES 2017, Samsung announced that its recent lineup of Gear wearables — specifically, the Gear S3, Gear S2 and Gear Fit — are now compatible with the iPhone. To pair their iPhone with one of Samsung’s Gear wearables, Apple users need to download one of Samsung’s new iOS apps. With…

Samsung Galaxy A5 confirmed to launch in Canada

Earlier this week, Samsung announced a trio of new smartphones to its lineup. Falling under mid-range Galaxy A series, Samsung unveiled the 5.7-inch Galaxy A7, 5.2-inch Galaxy A5 and the 4.7-inch Galaxy A3. Similar to the 2016 version, Canadians will only see the Galaxy A5 be available. In a statement to MobileSyrup, a Samsung Canada…

Samsung beats out low Q4 profit estimates with chip sales

Samsung has surpassed its fourth quarter profit estimates, which were dampened by the massive 2.5 million unit recall of the combustion-prone Note 7. Analysts believe this is due mainly to robust sales of its chipsets. The company posted its preliminary results for the three months ending December 2016 on January 5th, revealing that operating income rose…

Samsung has shipped over 5 million Gear VR headsets, 10 million hours of video viewed

In September 2014 Samsung, in partnership with Facebook-owned Oculus, released its first virtual reality headset called the Gear VR. During the company’s keynote presentation at CES 2017, Tim Baxter, Samsung electronics America president and COO, stated that Samsung has shipped over than 5 million Gear VR headsets to customers around the world. While this is…

Samsung announces new Windows laptop and its first gaming notebook

Samsung has announced three new Windows 10 laptops at CES 2017, including the South Korean manufacturer’s first gaming laptop. First up were refreshes of their Notebook 9 line, offering a 13.3-inch version with an Intel Core i5 or an i7, and a 15-inch version equipped an i7 CPU. Both are being upgraded to Intel’s new Kaby Lake series of…

Samsung apologizes for 2016, promises to continue innovating

Samsung began its CES 2017 press conference with a cryptic apology for 2016, indicating that, despite their recent challenges, they won’t stop innovating. Tim Baxter, president and COO of Samsung Electronics America, promised “We are reflecting, and we are listening,” an apparent reference to the recall of the Galaxy Note 7 after several devices, including warranty…

Samsung reportedly plans to produce 10 million Galaxy S8 units for April launch

Samsung has firmed up the production schedule for its eagerly-awaited Galaxy S8 flagship device, according to a report from South Korean news publication ET News. The information, sourced from anonymous individuals in the industry, indicates that parts procurement will take place in February, mass production will start in March and the device itself will launch…

Following Note 7 flame out, Samsung SDI CEO vows to put focus on safety first in 2017

While it’s now almost certain Samsung SDI, Samsung’s battery subsidiary, was unfairly blamed for the Note 7’s battery woes, it appears the company still went through an existential crisis following the incident. Indeed, after what was likely months of soul searching, Samsung SDI CEO Cho Nam-seong told his company safety is to be its number one priority moving…

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 might feature PC functionality when connected to a monitor

Samsung may be preparing to take a page from Microsoft’s book. A leaked slide purportedly from a Galaxy S8 presentation shows the company’s upcoming smartphone providing desktop functionality when hooked up to a computer monitor. The image comes from an anonymous source via All About Windows Phone. The image shows a Samsung device connected a…

Samsung will reportedly soon reveal exactly why the Galaxy Note 7 caught fire

After a glorious entry into the market, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 quickly went down in flames in 2016. The device was one of the nicest looking handsets the company has ever manufactured, but also came embedded with a faulty battery that caused several to explode, bringing on a full recall of its flagship smartphone. According…