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Samsung to double smartphone production in India by 2019

Samsung has announced that it’s going to double its smartphone production capacity in India by 2019. It’s investing $300 million in the country for this purpose. The investment will be put towards doubling capacity at its Noida, Uttar Pradesh plant by the end of 2019. The state government has approved the investment so Samsung’s plan shouldn’t face any problems. A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the state government and Samsung. The company established its manufacturing plant in Noida [...]

Samsung Mobile chief DJ Koh wants to rebuild consumer trust after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco

Samsung Mobile chief DJ Koh has been under immense pressure following the whole Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. He has now vowed, at any cost, to find the exact cause of fire and explosions in the smartphone to restore consumers’ trust so that they can use the company’s products without any safety concerns in the future. Mr. Koh, who has been heading the company’s mobile division since December 2014, has apologized and expressed his gratitude to Samsung’s employees for their support [...]

Samsung reportedly clueless about the cause of the Galaxy Note 7′s battery failures

In less than two months the Galaxy Note 7 has gone from being hailed as one of Samsung’s best smartphones to its worst failure. The company will no longer produce and sell the Galaxy Note 7 but questions remain. How can a company like Samsung with years of experience under its belt and infinite resources at its disposal botch a smartphone in such spectacular fashion? If a new report published in The New York Times today is to be [...]

Samsung announces recall in China as the sun sets on the Galaxy Note 7

When Samsung recalled the Galaxy Note 7 worldwide last month it said thatcustomers in China were not affected by it since the units shipped in the People’s Republic had batteries from another supplier. It only recalled some 1,800 units which were sent out as test devices prior to the official release. That didn’t stopreports of exploding Galaxy Note 7 units but Samsung didn’t recall the handset in China. The country’s state broadcaster slammed Samsung for having an arrogant attitude towards Chinese consumers but even that [...]

Samsung’s working on a Galaxy Grand Prime+ with the model number SM-G532F

A little over a month ago, an unidentified Galaxy smartphone was granted Wi-Fi certification. At the time, we guessed that the handset, which carries the model number SM-G532F, was the long-rumored Galaxy Grand Prime+ that showed up on the official Geekbench online database a couple of weeks before. Unfortunately, we had no solid evidence to back up our claim. We were merely speculating. Now, however, Samsung has been granted a trademark for the Grand Prime+ branding in South Korea, which [...]

Exclusive: Samsung starts testing Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S7

It has been over a month since Google released Android 7.0 Nougat. So far, the update has only landed on Nexus devices which receive their software updates directly from Google. OEMs like Samsung haven’t updated their devices as yet because there’s a big process that needs to be completed first before any new major update can be released. Just yesterday we spotted what appeared to be a Galaxy S7 running a test Nougat firmware and we can now confirm that Samsung has indeed [...]

Rumor: Samsung looking to replace the 3.5 mm headphone jack with a proprietary port

Apple’s has done away with the 3.5 mm headphone jack with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, a move that had been rumored for long and actually came true earlier this month. Apple wants people to use its new wireless AirPods headphones instead; the company is also paving the way for accessory makers to follow suit and make wireless headphones the next big thing, and come up with headphones that work with the company’s proprietary Lightning port. According to Geek, [...]