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Samsung helps South Korean government to import surgical mask filter

Samsung Group and the South Korean government have reportedly worked together to secure 2.5 tons of melt-blown nonwoven fabric for surgical mask filters from overseas. The first shipment arrived on March 26, and the supply will be used for manufacturing up to 2.5 million masks starting today – March 27.Samsung had extended its efforts to […]

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Samsung slashes 2020 pay raises as uncertainty grows

Samsung’s domestic employees can expect more modest pay raises in 2020 as uncertainties surrounding the company’s business continue to grow. The management already negotiated the move with union reps, The Korea Herald reports, citing insiders close to the tech giant.This year’s standard raise rate will hence amount to 2.5%, down one percentage point annually. Samsung already […]

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Galaxy A51 5G indirectly confirmed for South Korea, has Exynos 980 SoC

We’ve exclusively reported more than three months ago that Samsung could launch a 5G-enabled Galaxy A51 in South Korea. Our expectations have now been further confirmed by Samsung itself, as an official support page for the device – model number SM-A516N – went live on the South Korean portal.Although the SM-A516N is the only Galaxy A51 […]

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Coronavirus forces Samsung to find ways to protect its businesses

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is leaving a massive mark on the population as well as the global economy. Samsung took the necessary steps to protect its employees and customers from the virus, but now the company is also looking to devise emergency measures to protect its businesses from the economic fallout.According to a report from […]

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New coronavirus case prompts Samsung to shut down Gumi plant again

Today, March 6, Samsung has once again shut down its Gumi smartphone manufacturing plant in South Korea after an employee was confirmed to carry the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. According to Yonhap News citing a Samsung Electronics official, the plant will remain closed for one day and should return to the usual schedule on March 7 […]

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Samsung’s 2nd Galaxy S20 firmware update improves camera, gestures

Samsung is rolling out a new firmware update for the Galaxy S20 series. The package weighs 253MB and is said to add further improvements to the camera and user experience. The company is reportedly rolling out the new update for the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and S20 Ultra in South Korea, where it carries firmware […]

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Samsung shuts down factory once again after another coronavirus case

A little over a week ago, Samsung announced the temporary shutdown of its smartphone manufacturing factory in Gumi, South Korea due to a confirmed case of the coronavirus infection. The factory was shut down for two days as the company carried out the disinfection of the entire workplace.The company today announced that it’s going to […]

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Samsung could face global supply issues as Vietnam sets quarantine

Vietnam is taking extra precautions against the new coronavirus outbreak, and it will quarantine all arrivals from South Korea for 14 days, all the while suspending Visa Waivers for tourists from South Korea, reports Nikkei. Around half of all the Galaxy smartphones sold worldwide are manufactured at Samsung’s facilities in Vietnam, and the state of […]

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Galaxy S20 sales disappoint for reasons not in Samsung’s control

Samsung started selling the Galaxy S20 lineup in its home country of South Korea yesterday and the initial numbers reported in local media are disappointing. However, it’s not because the handset hasn’t been well received. The huge drop in sales compared to the Galaxy S10 is due to reasons that are not in Samsung’s control.Local […]

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Galaxy S20 Ultra camera has improved with the first firmware update

Although the Galaxy S20 series has yet to ship to customers around the world, Samsung has seemingly begun rolling out the first firmware update for the Galaxy S20 Ultra. According to a screenshot that we assume was captured on a review unit in South Korea and passed along by TizenHelp, the update introduces camera improvements […]

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Samsung and Galaxy Note 10 dominate South Korean market in Q4 2019

Samsung was the top smartphone vendor in South Korea throughout the fourth quarter of 2019, however, the company’s top spot was somewhat threatened by Apple’s increased influence in the domestic market. Samsung managed to retain first place with a 57% market share, but although the company held the majority stake, its market share has dropped […]

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Galaxy Z Flip output won’t be impacted by coronavirus-forced shutdown

Samsung had to unexpectedly shut down its smartphone manufacturing plant located in Gumi, some 200 kilometers south of Seoul, South Korea. While the majority of Samsung smartphones are manufactured in Vietnam, the Gumi factory is responsible for its most premium devices, the Galaxy Fold and the newly released Galaxy Z Flip.While the shutdown was only […]

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Breaking: Coronavirus forces shutdown of Galaxy Z Flip factory

The coronavirus epidemic has already thrown global trade into disarray while infection cases continue to be reported across the globe. More than 400 coronavirus patients are currently being treated in South Korea with many fearing that the number could rise.Samsung’s manufacturing plans have been hit by this epidemic as well. The company today confirmed that […]

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Blackpink’s Jennie gets own color for the Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy Buds+

Kpop bands have taken over the world and have perhaps the most dedicated fan bases. Naturally, this makes the artists a very valuable marketing resource. They routinely collaborate with major companies, Korean in particular, to promote a wide variety of products.Korea Telecom, South Korea’s largest mobile carrier, has announced that it’s going to offer the […]

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First Galaxy Z Flip batch in South Korea reportedly sold out in 7.5 hours

The Galaxy Z Flip became available for pre-order in South Korea earlier this week, and unofficial sales figures suggest that Samsung managed to sell the initial batch of 900 units in the first 7 and a half hours of availability.In a recent report, Wikileaks Korea claims that Mirror Purple was the more successful color option […]

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