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Samsung turns away from Huawei

SEOUL: As a tech war rages between Beijing and Washington over Chinese flagship Huawei, indications are that South Korea’s national champion and global semiconductor powerhouse Samsung Electronics has sided with the US. Widespread reports in South Korea that appeared in both TV and online news on Wednesday (September 9) stated that ...

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Huawei overtakes Samsung as world’s top handset seller

SHENZHEN: China’s Huawei overtook South Korea’s Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) as the world’s biggest seller of mobile phones in the second quarter of 2020, shipping 55.8 million devices compared to Samsung’s 53.7 million, according to data from research firm Canalys. While Huawei’s sales fell 5% from the same quarter a year ...

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Android camera flaw allowed apps to spy on users

MANCHESTER: Recently, a security flaw was made public that allowed the camera on your Android phone to spy on you. The vulnerability was found by security researchers at Checkmarx, and it allowed for an app with only storage permissions to take control of the camera app on your phone to ...

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Samsung predicts profit decline as chip market swoons

SEOUL: The South Korean technology giant predicted its operating profit for the last quarter will fall by more than half from a year earlier amid sluggish global demand for computer chips. Samsung Electronics estimated an operating profit of 7.7 trillion won ($6.4 billion) for the July-September quarter, which would be ...

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Samsung to launch $2,000 Galaxy Fold in Korea on Sept 6th

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said its first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, will be available in South Korea from Sept. 6 with fifth-generation (5G) mobile connectivity. The world’s largest smartphone vendor said the device would be priced 2.398 million won ($1,977.47). The highly anticipated handset was originally ...

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These Apple, Samsung phones are ‘harmful’ to the body

LONDON: Tech giants Apple and Samsung have been sued in the US over harmful radio frequency (RF) exposure their smartphones may be emitting. The class-action suit, filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, claims RF radiation emitted from Apple and Samsung smartphones “exceed legal limits ...

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Samsung in hot water over splashy smartphone ads

Australia’s consumer watchdog has sued Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s Australian unit for allegedly misleading consumers by promoting water-resistant Galaxy smartphones as suitable to use in swimming pools and the surf. The world’s largest smartphone maker did not know or sufficiently test the effects of pool or saltwater exposure on its ...

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Samsung faces deceptive advertising charges in France

PARIS: The French subsidiary of Samsung Electronics is facing charges of deceptive marketing over its corporate ethics pledges after local activists complained that the smartphone giant’s practices in its factories, including the use of underage labour, violated human rights, two NGOs said Wednesday. The preliminary charges were lodged in April ...

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Samsung may gain from Huawei’s plight in ongoing trade war: Fitch

SOUL: Samsung may have a chance to strengthen its position in the smartphone market due to the hurt caused to Huawei Technologies in the wake of US-China trade tensions, according to Fitch Ratings. Tech companies, including Google and SoftBank Group-owned chip designer ARM, have said they will cease supplies and ...

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Galaxy Fold not yet ready for shipping: Samsung

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday that it is still fixing some of issues on its Galaxy Fold, signaling that the product’s launch may come at a later than expected date. The South Korean tech giant had initially planned to launch the $1,980 foldable device in the United States on ...

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