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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…

Samsung might integrate an e-ink display into a flip-cover case

Samsung is investigating adding an interesting new feature to flip cover cases, a Korean patent application has revealed. The year-old patent is for a flip cover case with an e-ink display, which would grace the front of the device and feature optional touch sensitivity that can be switched off to save energy. The images accompanying…

Samsung head Lee Jae-yong avoids arrest over bribery charges

A South Korean judge has declined to grant an arrest warrant for the vice chairman of Samsung, Lee Jae-yong, following a request from prosecutors on Monday, reports Reuters. “After reviewing the contents and the process of the investigation so far… it is difficult to acknowledge the necessity and substantiality of an arrest at the current stage,”…

South Korean authorities seek arrest of Samsung head Lee Jae-yong (Update)

Samsung’s troubles with the Note 7 this past summer may soon pale in comparison to its most recent crisis. On Monday morning, prosecutors in South Korea asked a court to grant them an arrest warrant for Lee Jae-yong, the vice chairman of Samsung Electronics and heir apparent to the entire Samsung business empire. Lee stands accused…

Samsung Galaxy S8 will reportedly launch with new S Health feature for contacting doctors

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 may launch with the ability to help users book video doctor appointments through an updated S Health app. SamMobile reports that an insider source tells the publication that the company is collaborating with online platforms Amwell and WebMD, allowing users to search symptoms, diseases and drugs and schedule online visits to…

Samsung to reveal why the Galaxy Note 7 caught fire on January 23rd, says report

During CES 2017, Tim Baxter, president and COO of Samsung Electronics America, stated the company is “reflecting” and “listening” to its customers after the unfortunate Galaxy Note 7 battery issues, Samsung is “recommitting to [its] customers in 2017” and will continue “building on [its] heritage to reach higher for you.” Baxter According to a new report…

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…