Samsung and Mastercard announce biometric card with fingerprint sensor

Samsung Electronics and Mastercard have announced a new strategic collaboration today for the purpose of developing a Samsung Card with a built-in fingerprint scanner and ensure secure transactions at in-store payment terminals. Technical details regarding the upcoming product are few but it sounds like Samsung’s solution will be similar to the Mastercard Biometric Payment Card […]

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Early Galaxy S21 domestic sales are up 30% compared to the predecessor

Samsung has revealed some interesting figures regarding Galaxy S21 sales in South Korea throughout the first week of market availability. The flagship series has enjoyed great success, and it turns out that it generated a much more positive response from the customer base compared to the 2020 models. According to Samsung, domestic Galaxy S21 sales […]

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Six new Samsung smart appliances certified for AI excellence

Half a dozen new smart home appliances from Samsung have just been certified for AI excellence. Over in the company’s home country, the Korean Standards Association awarded the company with six AI+ certificates. This specification is one of the strictest of its kind, as it’s based on established international standards defining product reliability, build quality, […]

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Samsung Korea offering discounts on chargers to those who pre-ordered Galaxy S21

Much has been said about Samsung leaving out the charger and earphones from the Galaxy S21’s box. To those who don’t already have a USB PD charger at their home and want to buy a new one, Samsung Korea is offering a discount on its charger for Galaxy S21 buyers. Samsung Korea has announced that […]

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Galaxy S21 pre-orders reportedly higher than Galaxy S20

The Galaxy S20 series sales were a bit disappointing, and the COVID-19 pandemic added to Samsung’s woes last year. With the Galaxy S21, Samsung is expecting better sales this year. It is now being reported that the pre-orders for the company’s latest high-end phones are higher than the Galaxy S20. According to a report coming out of […]

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Samsung wraps the Galaxy Buds Pro in nostalgia-filled flip phone cases

Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds are getting special treatment in South Korea where the company has revealed a couple of accessories that are bound to evoke nostalgia, especially for 90s kids. Customers who purchase the Galaxy Buds Pro from Samsung’s online shop in Korea can wrap the charging case in a unique cover that resembles […]

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What Lee’s imprisonment means for Samsung: two crises at once

A 30-month prison sentence for Samsung Group Chairman Lee Jae-yong forced the South Korean conglomerate into another crisis. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, the timing of this ordeal means its consequences could be amplified by another crisis which the company has been navigating since early 2020. That would be the COVID-19 thingy; you probably […]

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BREAKING: Galaxy Tab S7+ starts receiving One UI 3.1 update

After rolling out the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update to most of its high-end smartphones, Samsung has started rolling out the Android 11 update to the Galaxy Tab S7+. However, the new update brings along One UI 3.1 instead of One UI 3.0. The Galaxy Tab S7+ has become the first device to receive […]

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Customers in Korea can now rent the Galaxy S21 and get free prizes

Galaxy S21 fans in South Korea can now rent the latest flagship for three days through the Galaxy To Go service, and customers who will decide to purchase the flagship after the trial period ends will get free gifts and an opportunity to win bigger prizes through a lottery system. Galaxy To Go is not […]

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BREAKING: Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for bribery

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong has been sentenced to 2.5 of jail for bribery. An appellate court in South Korea announced the sentence after a long trial, which also involved former President Park Geun-hye. Lee’s imprisonment comes as a huge shock to the electronics giant and will create a leadership vacuum. Lee was facing legal charges for […]

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First One UI 3.0 beta update is now out for the Galaxy A51 5G

The Galaxy M31 was Samsung’s first mid-range phone to enter the One UI 3.0 beta stages of development. It happened earlier today but it didn’t take long for another very popular mid-range phone, the Galaxy A51 5G, to follow in its footsteps. Samsung has introduced the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 beta program for the […]

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Samsung heirs will pay the highest inheritance tax in the nation’s history

Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee passed away on October 25 at the age of 78, and the late chairman left behind a fortune in stocks and assets worth billions of dollars. Today, December 22, the exact value of Lee’s shares was calculated and came to 22.1 trillion won ($19.9 billion) according to The Korea Herald citing […]

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2nd One UI 3.0 beta firmware for the Galaxy S10 series is now live

Samsung was forced to delay the second One UI 3.0 beta release for the Galaxy S10 series last week but thankfully for beta participants, the company is now back on track with the release. The second One UI 3.0 beta build is now available for the Galaxy S10 series in Korea, India, and the UK. […]

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Galaxy S20 Android 11 One UI 3.0 update is out today in multiple markets

Today, after a few months of beta testing Android 11 and One UI 3.0 for the Galaxy S20 series, Samsung announced the firmware’s stable release in multiple markets including South Korea, the USA and most of Europe, with more being planned to join them soon. The update debuted on Verizon’s network earlier but this is the […]

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Samsung still cruising on record valuation thanks to chip optimism

2020 could have gone better for Samsung, to say the least. But fortunately for the Korean company, the stock market cares little about the present. Instead, investors are always agonizing over short- and medium-term outlooks. Most would even include long-term forecasts here, but only in principle. In practice, you have Tesla, as well as an […]

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