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Samsung Pay to be installed in all smartphones released by Samsung next year

Samsung is reportedly ready to ship every smartphone it releases next year with Samsung Pay pre-installed. Reports indicate that all models except for a few low-end ones will include the payment platform, as Samsung Pay has primarily been promoted with Samsung’s high-end devices in its Galaxy and Galaxy Note lines. In the coming months, Samsung…

Win a Rogers Coral Blue Samsung Galaxy S7 edge [Contest]

Waqqas, you are the winner! Shot us for an email to claim your phone. zach@mobilesyrup.com. Next up in our list of contests is a chance to win a Rogers Samsung Galaxy S7 edge in the new Coral Blue colour. The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge features a 5.5-inch AMOLED display, 32GB of internal storage, 12 megapixel…

2.7 million Galaxy Note 7s returned to Samsung as global recall nears completion

Over 2.7 million Note 7s have been returned of the 3.06 million total that were sold worldwide, according to the company. Three months ago, news broke that Samsung would discontinue the controversial smartphone and issue a recall of all Note 7s due to battery combustion issues. Over 90 percent of devices have been returned globally,…

Samsung announces ‘Black Pearl’ Galaxy S7 edge

Following the release of the Blue Coral S7 edge, Samsung is adding an additional colour, called ‘Black Pearl,’ to its Galaxy S7 edge lineup. Like the similarly glossy ‘Jet Black’ iPhone 7 Plus, the ‘Black Pearl’ S7 edge is only available in 128GB. “The sleek black finish blankets the entire device – edges and all…

Google, Facebook and Samsung form Global Virtual Reality Association

Some of tech’s biggest players have joined forces to promote the development and adoption of virtual reality, forming a new group called the Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA). Founding members include Oculus and parent company Facebook, Google, HTC, Samsung, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Acer. “This group believes in VR’s immense global potential and the opportunities ahead…

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 will feature an ‘all-screen’ design, according to Bloomberg

After several months of speculation from a variety of sources, Bloomberg has weighed in on Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone, corroborating many of the rumours we’ve heard in the past few weeks. According to unnamed sources with “direct knowledge of the matter,” the Galaxy S8 will feature an “all-screen” design with a bezel-less display that features a…

Samsung Canada says it will ‘deactivate service’ on all Note 7s on Dec. 15th

Samsung says that as part of its “commitment to ongoing safety,” it will deactivate service on all remaining Note 7 smartphones still in the Canadian market on December 15th. The South Korean smartphone manufacturer says that close to 90 percent of all Note 7 smartphones have been returned in Canada. According to Samsung Canada, the…

Supreme Court reverses Apple’s $399M victory over Samsung in design case

Apple and Samsung will continue to battle it out in court as the Supreme Court of the United States has reversed Apple’s short-lived victory. Apple’s case against Samsung began in earnest when Steve Jobs declared “thermonuclear war” on Google’s Android operating system, which he believed to be an imitation of Apple’s iOS. Apple filed an official…

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 might not feature a 3.5mm headphone jack

Cue the ‘bravery’ jokes because it looks like Samsung’s Galaxy S8 might not feature a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, just like Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. It turns out it isn’t just Apple that’s intent on killing the 3.5mm headphone jack, with news stemming from Sammobile indicating that Samsung also has plans to switch…

Samsung updates Gear S2 to add Gear S3 software features

Samsung has just released an update for Gear S2 that owners of the one-year-old smartwatch will want to check out because it brings the wearable up to feature parity with Samsung’s newer Gear S3 smartwatch. The update allows users to download, via the Galaxy Apps store, the Gear S3’s lineup of watch faces. The Gear S3’s…

Samsung wants Canadians to conquer their fears in VR

Samsung Canada recently launched the #BeFearless campaign in an effort to encourage Canadians to conquer their fears. However, the company is recommending a form of therapy most people haven’t considered. Samsung Canada is promoting a Galaxy S7 immersive virtual reality experience to help people overcome two of the most common fears; heights and public speaking. Using…

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will reportedly have a next-generation autofocus selfie cam

Samsung is preparing to launch a front-facing camera that will spark new competition in the mobile industry, according to an industry source cited by Korean IT publication ET News. The forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S8’s front-facing camera will feature autofocus, reports the publication, differentiating itself from previous Galaxy models that used fixed focus front-cameras. The new…

Samsung will consider splitting into two companies after troubled 2016

U.S. hedge fund Elliot Management recently proposed that Samsung Electronics should be split into two. The first would be a holding company for ownership purposes, and the second would be an operating company. The fund, which currently owns 0.6 percent of Samsung, also wants the company to pay out $26 billion USD in a special…

The Samsung Gear S3 is now available in Canada for $469.99

Samsung’s latest wearable, the Tizen-powered Gear S3 smartwatch is now available for $469.99 CAD online and through Samsung.ca, Samsung Experience Stores and Best Buy Canada. The Gear S3 comes in two models: a self-titled standard version and the Gear S3 Frontier, a more rugged variant. Both feature a speaker, GPS, heart rate monitor, 1.3-inch display…

You can now reserve the Blue Coral Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge at Rogers

Rogers has opened up reservations for the Blue Coral version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. The phone’s hue, previously a popular colour variant of the dearly departed Note 7, is only available in the larger edged version of Samsung’s 5.5-inch S7 edge and not the 5.1-inch S7. Back in early November, Samsung revealed to…

Harman Kardon and JBL audio could come to high-end Samsung smartphones

While Samsung bought Harman International primarily to bolster its IoT business, the company’s smartphone customers could see a windfall from the acquisition. According to Korean English-language publication The Investor, Samsung is exploring potential synergies between Harman, particularly its audio competencies, and its other divisions. “It will take time for the acquisition process to be completed,…

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 software update encourages Canadians to return device for refund

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphone was recalled and banned from all North American flights on October 15th. The company has taken several measures to ensure consumers return the device by issuing press releases, setting up kiosks at select Canadian airports, and pushing out software updates that limit the smartphone’s battery to 60 percent charge. Now,…

Samsung acquires Halifax-based Rich Communications Services

On the heels of its acquisition of Harman International, Samsung has announced the purchase of NewNet Canada from Skyview Capital’s NewNet Communication Technologies.  NewNet Canada was known as NewPace prior to its acquisition, and is a leading provider of RCS infrastructure and services. The acquisition represents the mobile network’s steps towards providing IP-based networks and services. …