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Apple has reportedly ordered 60 million OLED panels from Samsung

Samsung Display, the Samsung Electronics subsidiary that manufactures the company’s variety of screen technologies, has reportedly inked a new deal with Apple to supply the iPhone maker with 60 million additional OLED panels ahead of the launch of the iPhone 8, according to a report from The Investor. The deal, which Samsung declined to confirm,…

South Korean prosecutors again seek arrest warrant for Samsung’s Lee Jae-yong

Korean prosecutors are once again seeking the arrest of Samsung Electronics vice-chairman Lee Jae-yong. As before, Lee is sought on bribery and embezzlement charges related to the ongoing political scandal involving South Korea’s disgraced former president, Park Guen-hye. Prosecutors first tried to arrest Lee on January 16th, but their request was denied by a Korean federal judge…

Discarded batteries cause fire at Chinese Samsung SDI plant

Just when you thought you wouldn’t see another Samsung battery combustion story — the company’s affiliate, Samsung SDI suffered a minor fire in a plant in Tianjin, China, caused by discarded batteries. The plant is one of SDI’s five locations in China and a major one for phone battery production. A Samsung spokesperson confirmed that the…

Samsung to reportedly show off foldable smartphone prototype behind closed doors at MWC

Samsung will take another turn in its almost decade-long journey to bring foldable display smartphones to consumers at this year’s Mobile World Congress, according to a new report. ETNews, a South Korean news publication, says Samsung will show a foldable display smartphone prototype behind closed at the annual trade show. The company’s reason for doing…

Samsung expected to screen Galaxy S8 video teaser at MWC

Samsung fans will get their first official glimpse at the Samsung Galaxy S8 about a month prior to its expected March 29th reveal in New York City, according to The Korea Herald. The tech giant will reportedly screen a one-minute teaser video about its upcoming flagship during a presentation on February 26th. The company is…

Samsung announces MWC keynote, likely to reveal Galaxy Tab S3

While Samsung is unlikely to unveil the Galaxy S8 at Mobile World Congress, the company is expected to show off its new flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S3. On Tuesday, Samsung sent out media invites to news publications, asking them to attend a briefing in Barcelona, Spain. The company has scheduled its press conference for…

Leaked Samsung Galaxy S8 rendering confirms rear-mounted fingerprint sensor

Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone has leaked once again, this time courtesy of a rendering by CNET Korea. The publication says it spoke with an unnamed Samsung official to compile the drawing. The rendering shows a smartphone that features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Notably, Samsung has offset the scanner to the right of the Galaxy S8’s camera module. Typically,…

SyrupCast Ep. 105: Will the Samsung Galaxy S8 still sell?

This week on the SyrupCast, Igor Bonifacic, Jessica Vomiero, Zach Gilbert, and Patrick O’Rourke talk about Samsung’s many newsworthy moments from this week, including the South Korean tech giant’s Q4 2016 earnings, as well recent leaks of LG’s upcoming G6 smartphone. The SyrupCast team is a bit surprised by Samsung’s relatively positive earnings following a tumultuous 2016, mainly…

Samsung files ‘Gear Fit Pro’ trademark application

In a trademark application with the EU’s European Agency for Intellectual Property, Samsung has staked claim to “Gear Fit Pro,” suggesting that the company may be working on a new fitness wearable. Based on the filing, it’s unclear what features the device will include. Presumably it will be a more high-end version of the company’s…

Samsung Galaxy S8 revealed in new leak

Eminent mobile tipster Evan Blass has revealed what is likely the first legitimate image of the Samsung Galaxy S8, along with details regarding the specifications and hardware features of the new device. The image shows the front and back of two devices, both of which feature 3.5mm headphone jacks. The leak also confirms that the…

Samsung says it’s willing to work with Google on artificial intelligence

Earlier this week, Samsung released its Q4 2016 earnings report. In the conference call that followed, the company’s Lee Kyeong-tae, an executive with the firm’s mobile division, said Samsung is open to collaborating with Google on artificial intelligence development. In fact, he even went so far as to say that Samsung and Google must work…

Samsung says it plans to focus on AI, entry-level smartphones in 2017

Samsung has detailed its 2017 business strategy, with a key focus being on mid-to-low end smartphones, display products and artificial intelligence (AI). In a press release, Samsung said offering new services like AI is important to its plan, as growth in the smartphone market is expected to slow this year. Referring to the combustion-prone Galaxy…

Samsung Q4 2016 Earnings: Despite Note 7 debacle, chips win the day

It seems that despite an unusually chaotic 2016, Samsung was able to surpass analyst expectations this quarter due to the company’s robustly healthy memory chip sales. “Samsung will look to reinforce its market leadership and drive growth in the premium smartphone segment with differentiated design and innovative features. The company also plans to enhance the…

Samsung confirms the Galaxy Note brand will continue with the Note 8

It looks like Samsung’s Galaxy Note line of smartphones will continue. “I will bring back a better, safer and very innovative Note 8,” said D.J Koh, Samsung’s mobile chief, in an interview with CNET. Following its recall of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung has announced that its beleaguered smartphone’s difficulties were caused by faulty batteries and…

Samsung will not unveil the Galaxy S8 at Mobile World Congress, company confirms

While Samsung spent much of its Sunday evening news conference talking about the Note 7 and the cause of that smartphone’s overheating issues, DJ Koh, the head of the company’s mobile division, also gave some attention to the Galaxy S8. While it was only a brief mention, Koh revealed that Samsung will, breaking with what has…

Samsung says Note 7 overheating was caused by battery issues

At a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, DJ Koh, the head of all things mobile at Samsung, finally revealed exactly why the company’s flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone caught fire. Through its internal analysis, Samsung has determined that issues with the Note 7, including batteries in the device’s original manufacturing run, as well as…