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Samsung launches Galaxy S9, S9 Plus with greater focus on smartphone photography

02/25/2018, 12:02 pm

Samsung has revealed its new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, at its launch event at Mobile World Congress today, with the South Korean giant this time focusing on photography and improved imaging efforts in its latest attempt to beat Apple's iPhone X and iPhone 8.

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Apple's iPhone outpaces overall smartphone market, Gartner finds

02/22/2018, 12:02 pm

New data from market analyst firm Gartner saw Apple's holiday percent of sales slightly drop to 17.9 percent, with Samsung holding a slight edge at 18.2 percent in a contracting market fighting a consumer base reluctant to upgrade.

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Samsung to more than halve OLED production due to slow iPhone X demand, Nikkei says

02/19/2018, 11:02 pm

Piling on to its own rumors of slower than expected iPhone X demand, Nikkei on Tuesday said Samsung is drastically slashing OLED output in response to Apple's supposed decision to cut production of the flagship handset.

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'An incredible money-making machine:' Apple's iPhone captures record 51% of global smartphone revenues

02/15/2018, 12:02 pm

For the first time ever, Apple's iPhone captured more than half of all global smartphone revenues in a single quarter, outperforming the rest of the industry on the strength of the premium-priced iPhone X.

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Samsung's Galaxy S9 expected to copy iPhone X's animoji with '3D emoji' feature

02/13/2018, 12:02 pm

Looking to keep up with Apple's iPhone X, Samsung is planning to add an animoji-like "3D emoji" feature to the Galaxy S9 premiering later this month, according to a Korean report.

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Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee suspected of evading $7.5M in taxes by South Korean police

02/08/2018, 10:02 am

Lee Kun-hee, the chairman of South Korean electronics giant Samsung, has been identified by police as a suspect in a tax evasion case, after authorities discovered evidence that 8.2 billion won ($7.5 million) in taxes was avoided by concealing funds in bank accounts opened under the names of other company executives.

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Samsung's vice chairman pardoned in time for the Olympics it's sponsoring

02/05/2018, 07:02 am

A South Korean corruption scandal involving millions of dollars in bribes made by Samsung's de facto leader Lee Jae-yong in exchange for government favors has been conveniently pardoned just in time for Samsung to sponsor the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games.

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Apple beat Samsung in unit sales with iPhone X during Q4, during the "biggest annual fall in smartphone history"

02/02/2018, 12:02 pm

Last year, Samsung's exploding Galaxy Note 7 created a catastrophically distracting meltdown for the company that enabled Apple to surpass it in total unit sales of smartphones during the winter quarter. This year, Apple has again surpassed sales of all Samsung smartphones in the quarter, except this time it's by virtue of trend-bucking new demand for the innovative, revolutionary iPhone X--without much apparent regard for its price.

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Apple remains second-largest semiconductor customer in 2017 behind Samsung despite increased spending

01/29/2018, 10:01 am

Apple and long-time rival Samsung continue to be the top two buyers of semiconductor chips, according to a Gartner report, with both firms growing their share of the global market year-on-year by increasing the amount they spend, potentially caused in part by flash memory price increases.

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Samsung confirms 'Galaxy S9' launch for February 25 by teasing changes to the iPhone rival's camera

01/25/2018, 11:01 am

Samsung will be revealing the 'Galaxy S9' on February 25, the South Korean electronics giant has confirmed, with the video posted to Twitter teasing a major change to the rear camera, one that leaks suggest could be the use of a variable aperture imaging sensor.

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Supply chain rumors again point to OLED and LCD iPhone models in 2018

01/23/2018, 12:01 am

A new report claims Apple is meting out display orders for its next-generation iPhone lineup, which is rumored to include two OLED versions -- 5.8 and 6.5 inches -- and a 6.1-inch LCD variant.

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'Galaxy S9' packaging leak hints at single rear camera sensor with variable aperture

01/12/2018, 01:01 pm

Samsung's upcoming 'Galaxy S9' smartphone may include a dual-pixel rear camera with a variable aperture, according to an image allegedly showing part of the mobile device's packaging, which also claims it to have a similar-sized display to its predecessor, last year's Galaxy S8.

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Samsung faces increased competition from LG Display, Sharp for future iPhone OLED panel orders

01/12/2018, 08:01 am

Samsung may soon face increased competition from its display production rivals, with a report claiming LG Display and other manufacturers are stepping up their OLED panel efforts to try and secure future orders from Apple to supply screen components for future iPhones.

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Apple putting pinch on worldwide OLED supply, Chinese vendors looking to mini LED in 2018 phones

01/11/2018, 08:01 am

Supply chain reports from China suggest that Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi are looking at alternatives to OLED, as Apple grows the quantity of screens it needs for the iPhone.

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Apple picked as 'most innovative' company in recent US survey

01/10/2018, 11:01 am

Among a list of 12 major corporations, Apple was picked as the most innovative by a wide margin in a poll of U.S. adults.

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Samsung will debut 'Galaxy S9' at Mobile World Congress next month

01/10/2018, 09:01 am

Samsung will be launching its next flagship smartphone in February, the South Korean electronics giant has confirmed, with the expected unveiling of the 'Galaxy S9' and the 'Galaxy S9 Plus taking place at this year's Mobile World Congress.

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Samsung's Exynos 9810 mobile processor follows Apple's A11 chip with machine learning features

01/04/2018, 11:01 am

Samsung has launched its newest application processor for mobile devices, the Exynos 9 Series 9810, but claimed new features to the processor line, including depth-sensing face detection and deep learning capabilities, suggest Samsung may be borrowing some concepts from in Apple's A11 Bionic, used in the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

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TSMC said to have locked up all 'A12' chip orders for Apple's 2018 iPhones

01/04/2018, 09:01 am

Chip manufacturer TSMC has reportedly secured all of Apple's "A12" processor orders for this year's iPhones, once again scoring a coup over Samsung.

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Extreme OLED test finds Apple's iPhone X takes much longer to 'burn in' images than Samsung Galaxy Note 8

01/03/2018, 10:01 am

OLED technology is prone to image burn-in -- something that Apple worked hard to compensate for in designing the hardware and software of the iPhone X. A new and extreme stress test puts the iPhone X anti-burn-in capabilities to the test, discovering Apple's efforts have, in fact, put it ahead of the competition under the most difficult conditions.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 users reportedly unable to recharge completely flat battery

01/01/2018, 12:01 pm

Samsung's Note line of smartphones is continuing to have battery-related issues, with reports of owners discovering their Note 8 fails to recharge at all once the power level for the battery hits zero percent, a problem the South Korean electronics giant has acknowledged and is attempting to rectify.

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