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UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 3:23 p.m.

Samsung, Verizon launch 5G phone, entry price is $1,300

Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s top seller of smartphones, released its first 5G model in the U.S. on Thursday, and early adopters and tech journalists visited Minneapolis to try it.


Samsung delays folding phone launch after breaking issues

Samsung is pushing off the public launch of its highly anticipated folding phone after reports that reviewers’ phones were breaking.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Some of Samsung’s folding phones are already breaking

Some of Samsung’s new $2,000 folding phones appear to be breaking after just a couple of days. Journalists who received the phones to review before the public launch say the …


Remember virtual reality? Its buzz has faded at CES 2019

It’s a world away from the scene a few years ago, when VR products from Samsung, Oculus, HTC and Sony seemed omnipresent and unstoppable at CES 2019. These days, VR …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 8:04 p.m.

Facebook literally can’t be deleted on some Samsung phones

Some Samsung devices come preloaded with a Facebook app that owners can’t remove; the app can only be disabled.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 7:41 p.m.

Samsung, like Apple, feels sting of slowing global growth

Samsung expects its quarterly operating profit to fall 29 percent compared with last year, potentially unsettling a tech sector already skittish about slowing global economic growth.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 3:56 p.m.

With slump in iPhone sales, have we passed Peak Smartphone?

Behind Apple’s news of weak iPhone sales lies a sobering truth: The tech industry has hit Peak Smartphone, a tipping point when everyone who can already afford one owns one …


Smartphone makers bet on foldable screens as next big thing

For the past few years, the smartphone industry has been searching for a breakthrough to revive a market mired in an innovation lull and a sales slump. A potential catalyst …


Samsung joins global pledge to increase renewable energy use

Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s biggest smartphone maker, joined on Thursday a growing list of companies that are promising to increase their use of solar and other renewable energy to …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 4:19 p.m.

New Samsung phone: Nicer camera, static design, higher price

Samsung unveiled new smartphones with largely unchanged designs and incremental improvements such as a better camera – accompanied by a second annual price increase for many customers.


Prosecutors demand 12-year prison term for Samsung heir Lee

South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday demanded a 12-year prison term for Samsung’s jailed billionaire heir, Lee Jae-yong, who maintained his innocence during an appeal of his conviction on bribery and …


Clemson, USC to partner in research with new Samsung plant

Samsung is bringing together South Carolina’s two biggest universities – and sports rivals – to partner with the South Korean electronics company for research into home appliances.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 3:50 p.m.

Samsung says it aims to launch foldable smartphone next year

Koh Dong-jin, president of mobile business at Samsung Electronics, said the company is setting its eyes on 2018 to release a smartphone with a bendable display but there are several …


Samsung Note 8 gives its stylus some style – for a price

A stylus might seem, well, out of style in the tap-and-type world of smartphones. Yet it’s what sets Samsung’s Note phones apart from the competition.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 2:58 p.m.

Samsung unveils successor to Note 7 phone

Samsung is trying to move past last year’s disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch with a successor sporting a dual-lens camera, animated messages, expanded note-taking – and lower battery capacity.


Samsung poised to unseat Intel as king of microchips

Intel’s more than two decade-long reign as the king of the silicon-based semiconductor is poised to end Thursday when South Korea’s Samsung Electronics elbows the U.S. manufacturer aside to become …


UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 2:27 p.m.

Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant rolls out to U.S. phones after delay

The South Korean tech giant said starting Wednesday, users of the Galaxy S8 smartphones can speak in American English to their phones to turn on the flashlight, take a selfie …


Samsung on a roll as data demand for memory chips soars

Samsung Electronics is on a roll thanks to booming sales of memory chips required by the increasingly data-based economy.


Samsung’s Galaxy S8 gives it a shot at reputation rehabilitation

The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are Samsung’s newest phones, poised to hit the market Friday, starting at $720. It is a critical launch for Samsung – not only because …


Samsung delaying key part of new voice assistant – the ‘voice’ part

A much-touted feature of Samsung’s next smartphone isn’t going to work as advertised when the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ launches on April 21. Samsung said it is delaying the …


UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 8:58 p.m.

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 phone aims to dispel the Note 7 debacle

Samsung seems to be playing it safe with its first major smartphone since the embarrassing recall of its fire-prone Note 7.


Samsung needs its next phone to be a success. Here’s how it may lure you back.

Samsung is set to debut its next major smartphones on March 29. The new phones, expected to be called the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, are the company’s first …


Samsung delays its new phone, and showcases tablets instead

Samsung’s product showcase Sunday is notable for what’s missing: a new flagship phone. Instead, Samsung is spotlighting new Android and Windows tablets after delaying the Galaxy S8 smartphone – an …


Here’s Apple’s challenge in India

In India, for the price of the latest iPhone, you could eat breakfast, lunch and dinner for an entire year, and still have a bit of cash to spare.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 22, 2017, 9:41 p.m.

Samsung: Note 7 battery design, manufacturing caused fires

Samsung Electronics said Monday that tests of more than 200,000 Galaxy Note 7 smartphones found defects in two sets of batteries from two different manufacturers that made the devices prone …


Supreme Court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple

A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with smartphone maker Samsung in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone.


Samsung to buy Harman for $8 billion in bold autos gambit

Samsung Electronics is spending $8 billion to buy its way into a burgeoning market for automotive technology alongside Apple and Google as the smartphone business wanes.


Report of different Samsung phone model exploding

A Samsung phone user in France says her Galaxy J5 smartphone caught fire and exploded. The model is different from the Galaxy Note 7 that has been recalled worldwide.


Samsung recalls top-loading washers over a month after government warning

Samsung on Friday announced a formal recall of 2.8 million top-load washing machines – more than a month after the U.S. government first issued a warning that the machines are …


Samsung setting up booths at airports to exchange Note 7s

The Department of Transportation’s ban on the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 could be leaving some users in a lurch if they try to bring the phone on any flight going …