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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. …

Winnipeg man says Samsung Galaxy S7 combusted in his hands

While there weren’t many high profile incidents of Samsung Galaxy Note 7s combusting here in Canada, a Winnipeg man recently experienced the issue with the company’s Galaxy S7, which was offered as a replacement for the permanently discontinued Note. Amarjit Mann says he was driving when he felt his Galaxy S7 begin to overheat in…

Samsung tears down its own Gear S3 smartwatch to reveal what’s inside

Samsung tore down its Gear S3 smartwatch to show fans just how it managed to get so much tech crammed into the device’s small 46mm x 49mm x 12.9mm frame. The company first took apart the Gear S3’s two-way rotating bezel and front case, revealing the components that make the interface work: a bezel guide…

Samsung makes largest overseas acquisition ever with Harman International purchase

In an effort to break into the auto technology market, Samsung recently announced an $8 billion acquisition USD, or $112 per share. Samsung’s purchase of Harman International Industries, a foremost player in the connected devices space, further promotes its ambitions to become a leader in automotive technology. This acquisition comes at a time when many…

Force Touch-like feature could be coming to Samsung’s Galaxy S8

It looks like Samsung could be working on a Force Touch-like feature for the S8, its next flagship smartphone, according to various industry sources. Force Touch and 3D Touch, coined by Apple with the release of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, allow developers to implement contextual, pressure sensitive features in their apps. Examples include…

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch release date pushed to November 23rd in Canada

Those waiting for Samsung’s new Tizen OS smartwatches to arrive in Canada will have to wait a little longer. The release date for Samsung’s Gear S3 and rugged Gear S3 Frontier has slipped by five days from November 18th to November 23rd, 2016. The two smartwatches are available for pre-order at Best Buy for $469.99 CAD….

Samsung is reportedly doing away with flat screens on its upcoming flagships

Samsung is doubling down on its unique display preference and will ship both of its forthcoming Galaxy S8 handsets with curved edges, according to a report from Korean investment publication The Bell further backed up by notable mobile tipster Evan Blass. Blass states that with both versions featuring an edge display, the key differences between…

Here’s what Samsung’s Android Nougat skin looks like

An Android Nougat beta program for the Samsung Galaxy S7 has kicked off in the U.S., U.K., China and South Korea, and now Samsung users are getting their first glimpse at what the latest version of Android will look like topped with Samsung’s proprietary UI. SamMobile‘s shots of the Android update and its Samsung skin…

Samsung patent reveals possible design for Galaxy X foldable smartphone

Samsung has reportedly been working on a smartphone that features a foldable display for a number of years. Early roadmaps revealed the company would break the “technology barrier” necessary to start producing a foldable smartphone at scale at some point in early 2017. New details have surfaced revealing a potential design for Samsung’s upcoming smartphone, which…

Samsung reportedly set to ship 6.2-inch bezel-less Galaxy S8 ‘plus’ model in 2017

While we’re still months away from an official announcement of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 lineup, information on the upcoming smartphone has come at a steady clip. For example, in just the past fortnight, new and enhanced AI-related features went from a possibility to a foregone conclusion. The latest rumour, courtesy of Korea and online publication The Investor, suggests Samsung…

Samsung Canada will exchange Note 7s purchased at third-party retailers for an S7

In an interesting move, it’s come to our attention that Samsung will exchange Galaxy Note 7s purchased at unauthorized retailers, whether through Kijiji, flea markets, eBay or any unofficial gray market platform, for either an S7 or S7 Edge. This exchange will take approximately two to four weeks based on the date the agreement is…

Samsung Pay now available to Canadians via early access program

Don’t call it an official launch just yet, but Samsung has opened up Samsung Pay, its mobile payments platform, to Canadian users — though you’ll need a CIBC Visa credit card and one of the company’s recent smartphones to check out the app. CIBC customers can register to use Samsung Pay “early” by visiting this…