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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…

Samsung plans to compensate Galaxy Note 7 parts suppliers

Samsung is working hard to make sure its Galaxy Note 7 recall debacle doesn’t burn too many bridges — not only with customers but within the industry as well. The company released a statement to Reuters on October 18th saying that it will compensate component suppliers for unused Note 7 parts that have already been manufactured,…

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch now available for pre-order in Canada

Samsung’s newest premium Tizen-powered smartwatches — the Gear S3 Classic and rugged Gear S3 Frontier — are now available for pre-order at Best Buy Canada for $469.99 CAD, with a release date of November 18, 2016. Both models being sold feature a speaker, GPS, heart rate monitor and 1.3-inch display. The watches listed do not support…

Samsung starts production on 10nm FinFET mobile processors

Samsung today announced it has started mass production on mobile processors that features its new 10-nanometer FinFET technology, a feat it says is an industry first. “The industry’s first mass production of 10nm FinFET technology demonstrates our leadership in advanced process technology,” said Jong Shik Yoon, executive vice president and head of foundry business at…

Transport Canada bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from all Canadian flights

Following the lead of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transport Canada has banned Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 from Canadian airline flights. “Transport Canada is of the view that Special Provision 137 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations applies. Subsection 5 of Special Provision stipulates that it is forbidden to transport lithium ion cells or batteries that are…

Samsung estimates $4 billion CAD loss for next two quarters due to Note 7 debacle

Samsung has updated its estimation of the negative impact that the discontinued Note 7 will have on its profits. On October 14th, the company pushed out a global release stating that it now estimates a negative impact of approximately “mid-3 trillion won in operating profit from the fourth quarter of 2016 through the first quarter…

Samsung mobile chief makes heartfelt apology to Note 7 buyers, vows to earn back trust

On the heels of its early discontinuation of the combustion-prone Note 7, Samsung’s mobile chief Dong-jin Koh (commonly known as DJ Koh in North America) has made a heartfelt apology to Samsung users everywhere. At a press conference in South Korea on October 13th, the executive admitted he was “frustrated” as were many others involved…

Samsung to ‘dispose’ of all 2.5 million recalled Note 7 smartphones

While Samsung is set to lose a lot of money over what happened with the Note 7, the cost to the environment will be far greater. In an interview with Motherboard, a Samsung spokesperson told the publication that the company will not repair or refurbish of any one of the more than 2.5 million Note…

Samsung cuts Q3 forecast by $3.2B following Note 7 debacle

On October 7th, Samsung issued its 2016 third quarter fiscal earnings forecast. Even after the company was forced to replace millions of Note 7 units, it was able to say it expected to turn a 7.9 trillion won (approximately $9.3 billion CAD) profit. Of course, that was before six replacement Note 7 units went up in…

Samsung Canada launches return process for Galaxy Note 7

After the batteries in replacement Galaxy Note 7s proceeded to combust just like the versions before them, Samsung stopped production on the device altogether and announced that a return process was coming soon. Less than a day later, that process is now up and running. Beginning on October 13th, Samsung Note 7 owners can bring…

Samsung manages to fit LTE connectivity into tiny smartwatch processor

In a rare moment of positivity for Samsung given the recent controversy surrounding its beleaguered Note 7, the company’s mobile division recently unveiled the Exynos 7 Daul 7270, the first 14-nanometer wearable processor with a built-in LTE modem. This means that smartwatches featuring data connectivity can now utilize an LTE modem, allowing for faster data…

How to return your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 through Canadian carriers

Unfortunately for Samsung, one recall wasn’t enough. Despite receiving positive reviews, the Galaxy Note 7 had an unnerving tendency to explode and is now discontinued after versions of the phone with replacement batteries continued to combust. The company, which not long ago released a Q3 earnings guidance report indicating it hadn’t lost as much profit as…