Galaxy Home Mini has IR blasters to control offline home appliances

We first revealed back in December last year that Samsung was working on a second Galaxy Home smart speaker. It later came to be known as the Galaxy Home Mini. Samsung is yet to officially launch the smart speaker. It hasn’t even detailed all of its features yet.An interesting new …

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Samsung Android 10 release nears as One UI 2.0 beta closed in Korea

Exactly a month after launching the Galaxy S10 Android 10 One UI 2.0 beta program, Samsung has closed beta registrations in South Korea. It has only done that for the Galaxy S10, though, as beta registrations for the Galaxy Note 10 are still being accepted.South Korea was the first market …

Samsung’s foundry business could take a big hit due to product defects

Samsung is reportedly having some issues with its foundry business at home. According to a Business Korea report, Samsung has recently discovered defects in its foundry products which may lead to considerable financial losses. The defects were reportedly caused by contaminated 8-inch wafer line equipment at the Giheung plant.

Samsung Electronics was South Korea’s biggest R&D spender in 2018

South Korea’s largest companies have invested more money into R&D throughout 2018 compared to previous years. The figure is roughly 49.7 trillion won ($42.5 billion) combined, reveals a recent report by The Korea Herald citing the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology. More to the point at hand, out of …

Samsung suppliers worry about losing business to Chinese ODMs

A few of Samsung’s component suppliers from South Korea are reportedly beginning to worry for their future as Samsung’s plans for outsourcing the production of some of its smartphones to Chinese ODMs could put a dent into their revenues.According to The Korea Times citing market analyst Kim Joon-hwan, local component …

Samsung heir appears in court as the retrial begins in the bribery case

Samsung Group’s vice-chairman and the de facto chief Lee Jae-yong appeared in Seoul’s High Court on Friday as the retrial in the high-profile corruption scandal began in the country’s capital. In August this year, the country’s top court ordered a retrial in the case, overturning parts of the ruling by …

Apple Watch Series 5 Launches in Brazil, Korea, and Thailand

Apple Watch Series 5 models are now available to purchase at Apple Stores and select resellers in Brazil, Korea, and Thailand, with both Wi-Fi-only and cellular models released today following pre-orders. Pricing starts at R$3,999 in Brazil, ₩539,000 in Korea, and ฿14,400 in Thailand. Carriers: Brazil: Claro and Vivo Korea: …

Galaxy S10 5G gets Android 10 One UI 2.0 beta in South Korea

As Samsung had promised, the Android 10-based One UI 2.0 beta program for the Galaxy S10 5G is now live in South Korea. The 5G Galaxy S10 model’s hardware is a little different from the LTE Galaxy S10 models, which is why Samsung is holding a separate beta program for …

Galaxy Watch Active 2 LTE and UAE launch in Korea this week

The Galaxy Watch Active 2 LTE and Under Armour Edition are nearing their South Korean market release, as Samsung just announced that they will be joining the Wi-Fi-only version on store shelves on October 23 and October 25, respectively.The company intends to make this release a bit more exciting by gifting …

Samsung teases Galaxy Note 10 One UI 2.0 beta program in Korea

Samsung Korea has revealed that the Android 10 One UI 2.0 beta program for the Galaxy Note 10 5G and Galaxy Note 10+ 5G is coming soon. The Galaxy Note 10 beta program was originally scheduled for October 21, but as we reported yesterday, Samsung’s customer care representatives are now …

Customers in South Korea can now buy the Galaxy Fold without a pre-order

Samsung has carefully controlled the release of the Galaxy Fold. South Korea was the first country to get it. The first pre-order batch quickly sold out there and it was a similar story for subsequent batches.Ahead of the iPhone 11’s expected release in South Korea this week, Samsung has now …

Galaxy Fold coming to more markets later this month

After a successful run in select markets so far, the Galaxy Fold is set to launch in more regions in the coming weeks. According to a report in The Korean Herald, Samsung will be releasing its foldable smartphone in Japan, Poland, Mexico, and Switzerland later this month. China, meanwhile, will …

Breaking: Galaxy S10 Android 10 One UI 2.0 beta program is now live!

It’s here, folks: The Android 10 and One UI 2.0 beta program for the Galaxy S10 lineup is now live! The beta program includes the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+ and is currently available in South Korea. Samsung has only opened up 1000 slots today but will be …

Looks like the Galaxy S10 One UI 2.0 beta has been delayed

Many of you have been waiting for the Galaxy S10 One UI 2.0 beta to go live today. Samsung itself confirmed earlier this week that the beta program would be launched “soon.” Subsequent reports suggested that it would be out in South Korea first on October 10.It appears that Samsung …

The Galaxy S10 Android 10 One UI 2.0 beta is starting soon

It seems like we won’t have to wait long for the Galaxy S10 Android 10 One UI 2.0 beta. Samsung revealed on its official community forum in South Korea today that the Samsung Android 10 beta is “coming soon.” This is the first such acknowledgment that we have seen from …

Samsung opens a showcase venue for ‘The Wall’ displays in Korea

Samsung has opened a new showcase venue for ‘The Wall‘ displays in Korea today. The ‘experience space’ is set up at ODEPort, a high-end audio store in Seoul’s Gangnam district. This is the first such showcase in Korea and the third one globally. The other two venues are the Harrods …

Samsung has an $11 billion answer to its LCD problem

Samsung Display is one of the many affiliates that account for a significant chunk of the conglomerate’s revenue. It hasn’t been smooth sailing for the company recently as the business environment has become very challenging. The influx of Chinese suppliers, who receive significant state subsidies, has led to a supply …

Galaxy Note 10 sales shatter records in South Korea

The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ have secured a new record in Samsung’s home country: More than a million units of the new Note flagships have been sold in 25 days after they first went on sale. The Galaxy S8 had previously held the record – it had sold …

Trade tensions put Samsung’s Olympics sponsorship in a fix

Rising trade tensions between South Korea and Japan have put Samsung Electronics in an uncomfortable position as it is one of the sponsors for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo next year. It is one of the 13 The Olympic Partners (TOPs) and currently the only company from Korea to be …

Galaxy Note 10 game streaming app is out in the US and South Korea

Samsung’s PlayGalaxy Link app just went live in the US and South Korea. PlayGalaxy Link was first unveiled along with the Galaxy Note 10 series and, as yet, the service is limited to Samsung’s latest flagships. It’s also in beta, for the time being, but availability will expand to more …