• Samsung set to remove headphone jack on Galaxy S8

    Samsung set to remove headphone jack on Galaxy S8

    Apple invited a wave of controversy earlier this year when it decided to remove the iPhone’s headphone jack, replacing it with headphones that connected to the handset’s charging port, and was lampooned for describing the move as an act of “courage”.

    But it appears that its arch-rival Samsung is set to follow in the company’s footsteps next year by releasing the next version of its flagship phone, the Galaxy S8, without the 3.5mm audio port.

    According to SamMobile, the Galaxy S8 will […]

  • Samsung wins legal victory over Apple as Supreme Court throws out $399m penalty for copying the iPhone

    Samsung wins legal victory over Apple as Supreme Court throws out $399m penalty for copying the iPhone

    The US Supreme Court on Tuesday tossed out a $399 million patent award from Samsung over copying Apple’s iPhone design, sending the case back to a lower court.

    The justices ruled 8-0 that Samsung should not be required to forfeit the entire profits from its smartphones for infringement on design components, in a case closely watched by the tech industry.

    The 11-page ruling found that the $399 million penalty — one element of a major patent infringement case — was inappropriate because […]

  • Samsung Electronics reportedly considering splitting up business

    Samsung Electronics reportedly considering splitting up business

    South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will consider splitting itself into two as proposed by U.S. activist hedge fund Elliott Management, Seoul Economic Daily reported on Monday citing an unnamed source.

    A split would allow the heirs of the founding Lee family to strengthen their grip on the global smartphone leader, the crown jewel of the Samsung Group business empire. Elliott proposed a split in October to boost shareholder value.

    Samsung’s board of directors will meet on Tuesday and respond to Elliott’s […]

  • Samsung moves past Note7 crisis, but its SDI battery affiliate struggles

    Samsung moves past Note7 crisis, but its SDI battery affiliate struggles

    In the shadows of Samsung Electronics’ Note7 smartphone crisis, affiliate Samsung SDI is quietly reassuring anxious clients including Apple Inc that its batteries are safe.

    But potential new customers may prove harder to convince as Samsung’s biggest in-house parts supplier grapples with the reputational fallout from the Note7 debacle.

    Created as a joint venture with Japan’s NEC to make vacuum tubes in 1970, Samsung SDI’s TV and smartphone screens and batteries were key to Samsung Electronics’ rapid growth.

    But it now faces a […]

  • Samsung defends Galaxy S7 after customer claims device caught fire in hand like Note 7

    Samsung defends Galaxy S7 after customer claims device caught fire in hand like Note 7

    Samsung is defending its Galaxy S7 line of products, a couple of months after pulling its Note 7 smartphone as multiple customers said their batteries had exploded.

    The South Korean manufacturer said in a statement Friday it stood behind the ‘quality and safety’ of the Galaxy S7 family – setting it apart from the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7.

    Samsung’s statement came days after a man in Winnipeg, Canada, claimed his Galaxy S7 had exploded in his hands, causing second and third-degree burns.

    Similar […]

  • Airlines ban Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on board

    Airlines ban Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on board

    German airline, Air Berlin, on Monday, said that the carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is prohibited on all flights of Air Berlin group.

    A spokesperson of Air Berlin said that the Note 7 mobile phones are not allowed to be brought on board immediately since Saturday.

    He said: “Safety is always our highest priority in Air Berlin.”

    He said this was not the first time, as the airline had already prohibited the use of the device on its flights before.

    Meanwhile, another German […]

  • Fresh trouble for Samsung Note 7 as replacement model emits smoke

    Fresh trouble for Samsung Note 7 as replacement model emits smoke

    A replacement model of the fire-prone Samsung Note 7 smartphone began smoking inside a U.S. plane on Wednesday, the family that owns it said.

    Samsung Electronics Co said in a statement on Thursday it was working to recover the device and to understand the cause.

    “Until we are able to retrieve the device, we cannot confirm that this incident involves the new Note 7,” the South Korean company said.

    The fault has prompted fresh investigations by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the […]

  • FG Issues Samsung A 7-Day Ultimatum On Galaxy Note 7

    FG Issues Samsung A 7-Day Ultimatum On Galaxy Note 7

    The Federal Government has issued a seven-day ultimatum to Samsung Electronics West Africa Limited over the explosion of dozens of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 while charging.

    The ultimatum issued by the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) demands that Samsung provides information on the full status of its compliance with the global directive of Samsung on the recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

    The Council in the letter demanded Samsung Electronics West Africa Limited to furnish it with the measures the company may […]

  • Samsung struggles with critical Note 7 recall

    Samsung struggles with critical Note 7 recall

    Samsung said Wednesday it was doing its best to push through a challenging recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, as it offered a software fix to jolt users into returning defective devices.

    The success of the recall is seen as crucial to Samsung retaining brand trust and loyalty and preventing customers defecting to arch-rival Apple’s new iPhone 7 or cheaper Chinese-made models.

    The South Korean electronics giant moved quickly earlier this month to suspend sales of its latest large-screen smartphone and […]

  • HP buys Samsung’s $1 billion printer business

    HP buys Samsung’s $1 billion printer business

    United States of America’s computer giant HP has struck a deal to take over Samsung’s $1 billion (£750 million) printer business.

     

    HP said the acquisition would help it to “disrupt and reinvent” the $55 billion copier industry, a segment that “hasn’t innovated in decades”.

    It is buying a big printing presence in Asia, as well as Samsung’s laser printing technology and patents.The deal comes days after HP’s sister company sold its software business to rising UK tech champion Micro Focus.

    Hewlett-Packard split into […]

  • Samsung to sell its printer business to HP for $1.05bn

    Samsung to sell its printer business to HP for $1.05bn

    Following rumors that first started to circulate last week, Samsung has now confirmed that it intends to sell its printer business to HP in a deal worth $1.05 billion.

    Samsung’s board of directors approved the sale of its Printing Business Unit during a meeting in Seoul today, with a follow-up meeting with shareholders scheduled for October. If given the go-ahead from shareholders, Samsung says it will spin-off its printer business into a new standalone entity on November 1, with HP purchasing […]