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Samsung Galaxy J5 Reportedly Explodes in France

  A Samsung phone user in France says her Galaxy J5 smartphone caught fire and exploded on Sunday. The model is different from the Galaxy Note 7 that has been recalled worldwide. Lamya Bouyirdane told The Associated Press on Monday that she noticed the phone was very hot after she asked her four-year-old son to pass it over during a ... Read More »

Samsung Apologises for Galaxy Note 7 Scandal With US Newspaper Ads

Samsung took out advertisements Monday in major US newspapers to apologize for the Galaxy Note 7 scandal in which fire-prone batteries forced a global recall of the popular smartphones. The full-page ads in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Washington Post admitted the company “fell short” on its promise of delivering “breakthrough technologies that enrich people’s lives.” “For ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to Receive Update That Forces Users to Follow Recall

  After being unsuccessful in finding out the root cause of the Galaxy Note 7 explosions, Samsung killed off the flagship and asked all customers to switch off their phones and return it. The company notes that almost 85 percent of US users have returned the phone back to them; however the company looks to retrieve all of the units ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 to Launch With AI-Powered Virtual Assistant

Samsung Electronics said Sunday it will offer an artificial intelligence assistant service in the upcoming flagship smartphone, as the South Korean firm seeks recovery from its global smartphone recalls. The Galaxy S8 will let users order food or perform other tasks without going through a third-party application but by simply asking the phone’s virtual assistant, Samsung said in a statement. ... Read More »

Galaxy Note 7 Recall: Samsung America Says Most Units Replaced

  Samsung Electronics America said on Friday it has replaced nearly 85 percent of all recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices as it works to resolve the issue of fire-prone phones. South Korean parent company Samsung Electronics Co Ltd announced the global recall of at least 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7s in early September following numerous reports of the smartphones catching ... Read More »

Samsung Reviewing Ways to Limit Environmental Impact of Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it was reviewing options to limit the potential environmental impact from the firm’s discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. The remarks come after environmental group Greenpeace issued a statement earlier this week demanding the world’s top smartphone maker find a way to reuse rare materials such as cobalt, gold, palladium and tungsten ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 Tipped to Sport an OLED Display With 90 Percent Screen-to-Body Ratio

In a bid to douse the fire that the Galaxy Note 7 caused, Samsung is looking to calm the situation by making its upcoming Galaxy S8 count. The ‘S’ series flagship largely expected to be unveiled in February will have some significant upgrades to lift the mood of its loyalists. The latest leak suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will ... Read More »

Samsung Launches Mobile Accessories, Galaxy S7 Edge Blue Coral Colour Variant

Samsung has decided to end South Korean exclusivity for six of its mobile accessories, bringing a range of wireless speakers, headphones and wireless charging modules to markets worldwide sometime this month. The company has also unveiled a Blue Coral colour variant for the Galaxy S7 Edge, to be made available in select markets across the globe. It’s touting a “Wireless ... Read More »

Half of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Users Shifted to iPhone After Recall: Survey

Samsung has asked all of its Galaxy Note 7 buyers to get their handsets replaced. To end the bad phase, Samsung is offering cash, a Galaxy S7/Galaxy S7 Edge, or even an upgrade programme for next year to placate customers. A small survey done by IDC sheds light on what Samsung Galaxy Note 7 users are inclined to opt for, ... Read More »

Galaxy S8 to Sport Slick Design, Improved Camera, and Enhanced AI Service, Says Samsung

Samsung has already taken a major hit with the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco that has caused the company a 30 percent profit plunge and also adversely affected its reputation globally. The South Korean company however is very positive about its upcoming Galaxy flagship, believed to be dubbed Galaxy S8. According to Lee Kyeong-tae, Samsung’s Vice President for Mobile Communications, the ... Read More »