Tag: Samsung

Note 7 fires were caused by two separate battery issues, says WSJ

The Note 7’s self-immolation this past summer was caused by two separate battery issues, according to The Wall Street Journal, which was able to obtain the results of Samsung’s investigation into the incident before the company officially unveils them on Sunday. The publication reports batteries from Samsung SDI, which Samsung initially blamed for the Note 7’s…

Samsung to announce Note 7 investigation findings on January 22nd at 8PM EST

Samsung has announced that it will reveal the findings of its Note 7 investigation on January 23rd, 2017 at a press conference in Seoul, South Korea. The event is set for 10AM local time, which translates to 8PM EST/5PM PST on the 22nd, and a live stream will be accessible via the company’s main site and news…

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…

Galaxy S8 to feature 8MP autofocusing front-facing camera, launch on April 15, says new report

The endless churn that is the Galaxy S8 rumour mill continues this week with a fresh new report from Pocketnow that indicates Samsung’s next flagship smartphone will launch in mid-April and will feature an 8-megapixel autofocus-capable front-facing camera. Citing “conflicting” information, the website says Samsung plans to launch the S8 on Saturday, April 15. Should Pocketnow‘s information be…

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…

The Galaxy S8 will feature a headphone jack, says new report

The question of whether Samsung next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, will feature a 3.5mm headphone jack has been on smartphone users’ minds leading up to the phone’s rumoured mid-March unveiling. Following rumours to the contrary, Android Police reports the S8 will not ditch the venerable technology, which originated over 100 years ago with a quarter-inch jack…

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…

Samsung is reportedly setting a 60 million shipment target for the Galaxy S8

Samsung has high hopes for its upcoming flagship device, the Galaxy S8, according to information sourced by The Korea Herald.  Anonymous industry sources reportedly told the publication that the mobile giant has set its sights on shipping 60 million Galaxy S8 devices this year, significantly higher than any of its previous flagships. The article reports…

Samsung Gear S3, Gear S2 and Gear Fit are now compatible with the iPhone

During the last day of CES 2017, Samsung announced that its recent lineup of Gear wearables — specifically, the Gear S3, Gear S2 and Gear Fit — are now compatible with the iPhone. To pair their iPhone with one of Samsung’s Gear wearables, Apple users need to download one of Samsung’s new iOS apps. With…

Samsung Galaxy A5 confirmed to launch in Canada

Earlier this week, Samsung announced a trio of new smartphones to its lineup. Falling under mid-range Galaxy A series, Samsung unveiled the 5.7-inch Galaxy A7, 5.2-inch Galaxy A5 and the 4.7-inch Galaxy A3. Similar to the 2016 version, Canadians will only see the Galaxy A5 be available. In a statement to MobileSyrup, a Samsung Canada…

Samsung beats out low Q4 profit estimates with chip sales

Samsung has surpassed its fourth quarter profit estimates, which were dampened by the massive 2.5 million unit recall of the combustion-prone Note 7. Analysts believe this is due mainly to robust sales of its chipsets. The company posted its preliminary results for the three months ending December 2016 on January 5th, revealing that operating income rose…