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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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Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee arrested for part in South Korean corruption scandal

02/17/2017, 10:02 am

The acting head of the Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, was arrested on Friday by police in South Korea, taken into custody hours after a warrant for his arrest was approved by the country's Central District Court.

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Korean court approves arrest warrant for Samsung head Jay Y. Lee

02/16/2017, 04:02 pm

South Korea's Central District Court has approved an arrest warrant for the acting head of the Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, a report indicated on Thursday.

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Apple regains smartphone market lead from Samsung in Q4, Blackberry sinks to '0 percent' share

02/16/2017, 12:02 am

It took eight quarters, but Apple has recovered its spot at the top of the worldwide smartphone market from Android device maker Samsung, according to the latest numbers from research firm Gartner.

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South Korean prosecutors look to arrest head of Samsung in influence scandal

02/14/2017, 09:02 am

Following 15 hours of questioning the executive on Monday, a South Korean special prosecutor's office is once again seeking an arrest warrant for the head of the Samsung Group -- Jay Y. Lee -- in an influence-peddling scandal threatening to topple the country's President, Park Geun-hye.

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Head of Samsung brought in for second round of questioning in Korean corruption scandal

02/13/2017, 12:02 pm

The acting head of Apple rival Samsung appeared at Korean special prosecutor's office on Monday for a second instance of questioning around influence-peddling allegations, which involve President Park Geun-hye and her close friend Choi Soon-sil.

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Apple and Samsung allegedly forge $4.3 billion deal for 5-inch iPhone OLED screens

02/13/2017, 09:02 am

Possibly adding to a 2016 deal, a report from South Korea has emerged claiming that Apple has entered into a $4.3 billion contract with Samsung for 60 million 5-inch OLED screens potentially destined for a next-generation iPhone.

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Fire breaks out at Samsung factory responsible for Note 7 battery production

02/08/2017, 12:02 pm

The Galaxy Note 7 battery saga continues to cause problems for Samsung, as a fire broke out Wednesday at a facility used in the production of the faulty batteries found in the discontinued smartphone.

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South Korean policy forces smartphone makers to report battery fires after Samsung Note 7

02/03/2017, 04:02 pm

Smartphone producers will have to advise the South Korean government of incidents where devices explode or catch fire as immediately as possible, according to new safety regulations expected to be announced in the country next week.

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Estimate pegs holiday Apple Watch sales at 5.2M, giving Apple a 63% marketshare

02/01/2017, 06:02 pm

Though Apple has not officially announced any sales figures for its wearable Apple Watch, that hasn't stopped research firms from estimating its performance, with new data from Strategy Analytics pegging the device at 5.2 million shipments in the fourth quarter of 2016.

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Apple's Q1 iPhone numbers knock Samsung out of first place in global marketshare

02/01/2017, 10:02 am

Apple's record iPhone sales during the December quarter allowed it edge ahead of Samsung and once again become the world's top smartphone vendor, though not for whole of 2016, according to new research data.

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US CPSC working to improve battery safety standards following Samsung Note 7 debacle

01/25/2017, 09:01 am

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging producers of lithium-ion batteries to modernize their safety standards, in order to minimize the possibility of faulty batteries causing fires in consumer devices, in the wake of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall fiasco.

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Samsung's chip & Galaxy S7 sales help push Q4 revenues over the top despite Note 7 disaster

01/24/2017, 09:01 am

In spite of the major financial hit it took after the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung Electronics on Tuesday said it managed a 50 percent boost in operating profits during the December quarter, thanks to a combination of high chip sales and other phones filling in the gap.

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Galaxy Note 7 investigation concludes, pair of issues will cost Samsung $5 billion

01/22/2017, 08:01 pm

Samsung has concluded its investigation involving the 2016 Galaxy Note 7 fires, and has determined that two different flaws resulted in the conflagrations in the failing devices, with one creeping in after a too-quick investigation.

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Samsung to reveal cause of Galaxy Note 7 explosions on Sunday

01/19/2017, 07:01 pm

Samsung is looking to close the book on last year's Galaxy Note 7 debacle with a press conference on Sunday, at which the company intends to reveal results of multiple investigations into the smartphone explosions.

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South Korean court denies arrest of Samsung chief

01/18/2017, 05:01 pm

Samsung heir and acting chief Lee Jae-yong will not be arrested as part of a sweeping inquest into the alleged indiscretions of impeached South Korean president Park Geun-hye, some of which include accepting corporate bribes in exchange for political favor.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 could get updated S Health app to counter Apple's HealthKit, CareKit

01/16/2017, 02:01 pm

Samsung's next flagship phone, the Galaxy S8, could include a new S Health app with features above and beyond Apple's HealthKit and CareKit -- including the ability to schedule online consultations with doctors, or even pay medical fees.

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Samsung testing confirms battery problems to blame for Galaxy Note 7 fires

01/16/2017, 10:01 am

Internally, Samsung has concluded that the battery -- and not any faults in software, or other hardware -- was reportedly to blame for the fires that led to the recall and ultimate cancellation of the Galaxy Note 7.

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