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Topic: Samsung

Industry so far 'lukewarm' towards Samsung's post-Note 7 battery testing standards

03/24/2017, 10:03 am

Carriers and phone makers have so far largely ignored Samsung's efforts to promote its new battery testing procedure -- created in the aftermath of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 -- as a possible industry standard, a report said on Friday.

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Apple's iPhone, Samsung phones nearly equal in J.D. Power satisfaction survey

03/23/2017, 12:03 pm

While Apple and the iPhone ranked first in a survey of U.S. customer satisfaction with smartphones, the company's chief rival -- Samsung -- came second by only the slimmest of margins, according to a J.D. Power report published on Thursday.

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Samsung reveals new 'Bixby' AI assistant to take on Apple's Siri

03/20/2017, 02:03 pm

Confirming rumors, Samsung on Monday revealed the existence of "Bixby," a new AI assistant that should debut with the Galaxy S8 later this month and challenge Apple's Siri with some new technologies.

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Samsung's Galaxy S8 & S8+ may occupy prices between Apple's 'iPhone 7s' & 'iPhone 8'

03/20/2017, 11:03 am

While Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8+ will nominally compete with Apple's rumored "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 8" phones, they may sit in a middleground in terms of price, a well-known leak source suggested over the weekend.

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With 'iPhone 8,' Apple & Samsung to dominate 2017 OLED supply, squeezing out others

03/16/2017, 09:03 am

Huawei may have just 8 percent of its smartphones shipped with OLED panels in 2017 because of constrained supply forced by Apple's shift to the technology, and Samsung selling the majority of its available supply for the "iPhone 8."

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Supply chain suggests Apple's 'iPhone 8' will sport mildly curved Samsung OLED screen

03/15/2017, 11:03 am

Yet another report has emerged from the Chinese supply chain, suggesting that while the high-end "iPhone 8" will have a curved screen, but it won't be so pronounced as to make it unrecognizable as an iPhone at first glance.

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Samsung could rejoin Apple's iPhone processor supply with 2018 'A12' chips

03/15/2017, 10:03 am

Samsung is reportedly intensifying its investments into chip production, with an eye on once again manufacturing A-series processors for Apple starting in 2018.

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Samsung plays catch-up with Apple, promises monthly security updates for unlocked US phones

03/14/2017, 04:03 pm

Samsung will soon start providing monthly security updates to unlocked Galaxy smartphones in the U.S., according to the company, offering a level of maintenance more comparable to Apple.

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Analyst predicts weak demand for Samsung Galaxy S8, suggests focusing on Apple OLED 'iPhone 8'

03/11/2017, 02:03 pm

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has chimed in on the imminent Galaxy S8 release, and is predicting a significant drop in sales when compared to the Galaxy S7 to date because of a lack of selling points, and an attractive possible "iPhone 8" release.

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Why the 'iPhone 8' may see Apple finally adopt OLED

03/09/2017, 01:03 pm

Conflicting rumors peg the 2017 iPhone refresh to boast OLED screens in just the "iPhone 8," or the high-end model and in the "iPhone 7s," or in nothing at all. AppleInsider examines the technology, and discusses why -- or why not -- it may make an appearance later in the year.

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Korean corruption trial begins for Samsung head Jay Y. Lee

03/09/2017, 11:03 am

The acting head of the Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, was put on trial in South Korea on Thursday, facing allegations that he funneled money to a close friend of the country's President in order to gain influence and consolidate power.

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Apple captured 540% the profits of Samsung Mobile in 2016 as China's phone makers battled for scraps

03/08/2017, 02:03 am

Apple's iPhone continued to grab the vast majority of smartphone profits globally, due to poor performance by Samsung and largely profitless production of massive numbers of lower end models by several companies in China.

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Samsung & Interflex boost circuit board output for Apple's 'iPhone 8'

03/06/2017, 09:03 am

Two firms, Interflex and Samsung Electro-Mechanics, are reportedly boosting their spending on production of flexible printed circuit boards (FPCBs) specifically for Apple's upcoming iPhones, including the "iPhone 8," which should be the first iPhone with an OLED screen.

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New Galaxy S8 leak shows high-quality render of Samsung's iPhone competitor

03/01/2017, 10:03 am

The latest leak of the Samsung Galaxy S8 offers what may be the clearest view yet of the phone, which will apparently beat Apple's "iPhone 8" to the punch in combining a curved edge-to-edge OLED display with no physical home button.

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Supply constraints will limit OLED to just 'iPhone 8,' benefitting Apple in long run - report

02/28/2017, 10:02 am

A new analyst report sheds some doubt on the "super cycle" concept because of a probable limit in OLED screen supply, suggesting that the pent-up demand for a revolutionary iPhone incorporating the flexible screens will only be sated after a few years -- which will boost AAPL over the long term.

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Korean prosecutors charge Samsung head, other execs with bribery & embezzlement

02/28/2017, 09:02 am

South Korea prosecutors on Tuesday indicted the acting head of the Samsung Group -- Jay Y. Lee -- for bribery and embezzlement, leveling similar charges at four other executives as well in the influence scandal surrounding Korean President Park Geun-hye and her friend, Choi Soon-sil.

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Original iPhone, 3G, 3GS still in active use, 2016 web traffic report reveals

02/27/2017, 12:02 pm

Older iPhones are still in use despite their age, according to a report on mobile Internet usage, with the original iPhone 3G, and 3GS all highlighted in traffic monitoring research for 2016 that compares the use of Apple devices against other manufacturers in the smartphone market.

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Leaks show off Samsung's Galaxy S8 & S8+ ahead of March 29 reveal

02/27/2017, 10:02 am

Photos and videos posted over the weekend allegedly show the final designs of Samsung's latest answers to the Apple iPhone, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, which should be officially revealed at an event in late March.

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Samsung's 'Galaxy S8+' may challenge Apple with 6.2-inch screen & iris scanner

02/23/2017, 01:02 pm

Samsung is reportedly developing a version of its upcoming "Galaxy S8" that will compete in some respects not just with Apple's iPhone 7 Plus, but also eye-scanning technology only expected in iPhones shipping later this year.

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Samsung reportedly plans to refurbish, resell Note 7 in emerging markets

02/21/2017, 02:02 pm

Samsung is planning to sell refurbished units of the Galaxy Note 7 with smaller batteries in emerging markets, according to a South Korean report, in an attempt to mitigate some of the costs incurred as part of the electronic giant's battery-related smartphone recall.

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