Posts Tagged ‘Samsung’

Components drive record Samsung profits as mobile sales slide

Components drive record Samsung profits as mobile sales slide

Samsung Electronics has reported Q1 earnings in line with its guidance: as predicted, the company made an operating profit of 9.9 trillion won (about $ 8.7 billion), its second biggest quarter ever and its highest ever figure for the January to March period. Revenue was 50.55 trillion won, or about $ 44.7 billion. Samsung...

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Samsung is reportedly testing a dual-screen smartphone prototype

Samsung is reportedly testing a dual-screen smartphone prototype

According to reports from Korean publications ET News and The Investor, tech giant Samsung will produce a number of prototype dual-screen smartphones this year. The company has already begun production on the device, say the reports, and plans to make between 2,000 and 3,000 units in the first half of 2017. These dual-screen devices...

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Samsung helped create these new smart shoes

Samsung helped create these new smart shoes

Samsung’s biggest announcements at Mobile World Congress next week are almost certainly going to be smartphones, but some other interesting projects coming out of Samsung will be there, too. Among those are a pair of smart shoes, developed by a startup called Salted Venture that spun out of Samsung’s Creative Lab. The shoes are embedded with...

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Samsung reaches partial agreement with sick workers

Samsung reaches partial agreement with sick workers

Kim Ji-hyung, center left, a chairman of the Mediation Committee, shakes hands with Hwang Sang-gi, right, father of former Samsung semiconductor factory worker Hwang Yu-mi who died from leukemia in 2007, as Baek Suhyeon, left, a senior vice president at Samsung Electronics, and other family member looks on after they reached a partial agreement...

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Samsung quietly announces Chromebook 3, promises better battery life

Samsung quietly announces Chromebook 3, promises better battery life

Samsung this week announced the Chromebook 3, quietly unveiling its new laptop after the company’s press conference at CES. The 2.5-pound laptop has an 11.6-inch display with 1366 x 768 resolution, and is powered by an Intel Celeron N3050 CPU. Available with either 2GB and 4GB of RAM, the Chromebook 3 promises up to 11 hours...

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Apple’s smartwatch has Mickey, so Samsung got Snoopy for the Gear S2

Apple’s smartwatch has Mickey, so Samsung got Snoopy for the Gear S2

Apple loves to show off the throwback Mickey Mouse watch face that it made for the Apple Watch, so naturally, Samsung had to find a way to counter it with another classic character. It’s announcing this afternoon that a number of new watch faces featuring Peanuts characters will be coming to the Gear S2....

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Latest Samsung Galaxy S7 leak suggests flagship will come in sizes up to 5.7 inches

Latest Samsung Galaxy S7 leak suggests flagship will come in sizes up to 5.7 inches

It’s widely expected that Samsung will unveil its Galaxy S7 this February during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and that means that the rumors are starting to stream in. A photo posted online purportedly shows the full specifications for one of the handful of variants that Samsung appears to have on the way. If...

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Samsung is sticking a massive touchscreen on its next smart fridge

Samsung is sticking a massive touchscreen on its next smart fridge

Samsung is well-known for having some crazy ideas about how to integrate technology into people’s lives, and CES is undoubtedly ground zero for the strangest of them. It’s also well-known for big advertising blitzes, and so out in the public, main hallway at CES you will find huge banners advertising a new smart fridge...

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Samsung Pay now works with Chase Bank

Samsung Pay now works with Chase Bank

Samsung Pay just picked up support from Chase Bank, one of the more important banks the service needs in its push to work with all debit cards. Samsung Pay’s differentiating feature is MST, which allows supported phones to send payment information to magnetic swipe terminals without the need for NFC — though it works...

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Huawei is the new Samsung

Huawei is the new Samsung

Samsung’s meteoric rise as a smartphone maker began with the Galaxy S, a 2010 Android handset with some high specs and more than a passing resemblance to the iPhone. That formula of pushing the limits of specs and the boundaries of Apple’s intellectual property is now being reprised by Huawei. But the Chinese giant,...

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