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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…

Samsung says its reviewing ways to limit the Note 7 recall’s environmental impact

Ever since Samsung’s Note 7 was recalled and officially discontinued due to battery combustion issues, many have questioned how the company plans to limit the impact of the recall on the environment. Sadly, the company didn’t provide much in the way of a satisfactory answer, prompting environmental group Greenpeace to publish a statement demanding that…

Samsung takes new measures to ensure remaining Note 7 smartphones are returned

Samsung New Zealand is preparing to take a drastic measure to ensure any remaining Note 7 units out in the wild are returned to its possession. Starting today, the company will contact in-country Note 7 owners to inform them that their smartphones will no longer be able to connect to any network in New Zealand…

Samsung debuts its new 14nm and 10nm chip technology

After announcing an approximately $25 billion investment into semiconductors and display technology in 2016, Samsung is showing off some of the results of that cash injection. The company has announced its fourth-generation 14-nanometer (nm) process and third-generation 10nm process to be implemented in next-generation products across both their mobile and consumer electronics product lines, as…

Samsung says the Blue Coral Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is coming to Canada

For all those seeking a mermaid aesthetic (or just a unique-looking phone) Samsung Canada told MobileSyrup its special edition Blue Coral Samsung Galaxy S7 edge will be making its way to Canada, though the company offered no further details at this time. “I am told that it will be coming to the Canadian market but…

Samsung claims it will seek a ‘new start’ after Note 7 fiasco

When Samsung’s Note 7 went up in flames, no one knew what would become of the the Note line, the company, or the brand. Samsung claims, however, that it will attempt to walk away from this crisis with something positive. Reports from Bloomberg indicate that Samsung’s leadership believes the company has become complacent. Samsung’s co-CEO Kwon Oh-hyun…

Samsung Galaxy S8 could feature 90 percent screen-to-body ratio

It’s obvious Samsung needs to do something mind blowing with the S8 in order to win back those scorned by the disaster its overheating Note 7 flagship became, and it looks like that’s exactly what the beleaguered South Korean tech giant has in the works for the S8. New rumours sourced by Sammobile, which have…

Samsung Galaxy S7 updated with security enhancements, Android Pay button

Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge owners in Canada have received a system update that brings improvements to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The total size is approximately 41MB and reportedly removes Shomi from the device — which will officially shutter November 30th — and also adds various Google security enhancements to the phone. In addition and most…

Samsung confirms plans to bring Samsung Pay to Canada this year

Following rumours that Samsung will roll out its mobile payments platform in Canada beginning early November 2016, the company has issued a statement to MobileSyrup that suggests the service is at the very least on track to launch before the end of the year. “Earlier this year, Samsung Canada confirmed Samsung Pay will be available…

Galaxy S8 could incorporate Samsung’s own take on Siri and Google Assistant

With the Note 7’s untimely demise still fresh in most people’s minds, Samsung has understandably been trying to get the smartphone buying public and shareholders to focus on the positives. For the South Korean company, that’s meant building up its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone. On Thursday, the company’s board of directors answered questions from investors,…

Samsung Galaxy S8 could feature an optical fingerprint scanner

With the dust barely settled surrounding Samsung’s Note 7 recall debacle, Galaxy S8 rumours are beginning to crop up at a rapid pace. It seems the S8 will feature a full, edge to edge screen similar to Xiaomi’s heavily touted Mi Mix, a phone that likely won’t make its way to Canada. Because of the…

Samsung’s new 8GB DRAM is here to power 4K and VR-ready smartphones

If you thought the OnePlus 3’s 6GB of RAM was overkill, Samsung has a treat for you. The company just announced a new 8GB LPDDR4 (that’s short for low power, double data 4 in something approaching English) DRAM package designed for integration with the next generation of smartphone and tablet devices. Like the company’s new…

Samsung may turn to rival LG for Galaxy S8 batteries

Samsung’s desire to avoid anything resembling another Note 7 debacle is so strong that the company may turn to its biggest domestic rival for help with its next device, the Galaxy S8. According to a new report out of Korea, Samsung is exploring sourcing at least some of the batteries slated for it next flagship…