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Samsung Slows Production at Large Smartphone Plant in Vietnam: Report

Samsung is cutting back production at its largest smartphone plants, located in Vietnam, as retailers struggle to sell through existing inventory and orders slow down — reports Reuters. According to Samsung employees in Vietnam's northern province of Thai Nguyen, which accounts for half of the company's global phone production volume, assembly lines are going from...

Samsung and iFixit Launch Self-Repair Program for Galaxy Devices

Samsung on Tuesday announced the launch of a self-repair program for Galaxy devices, in partnership with repair experts iFixit. The move comes as a response to Apple's Self Service Repair program, which launched back in April. At launch, owners of the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21 series, as well as the Galaxy Tab S7+, are eligible...

New Samsung Feature Protects User Data During Phone Repairs

Samsung is launching a new data privacy feature called 'Repair Mode' to protect user data on its Galaxy devices when they are being accessed by a third party, such as during repairs — reports SamMobile. Repair Mode is designed to directly tackle concerns of data theft when users send their devices to a third-party service...

Samsung Sees Best Q2 Profit Since 2018, Led by Server Chip Sales

Samsung on Thursday announced second quarter earnings guidance that analysts said was "better than feared," putting investors at ease about not only the South Korean tech giant but other chipmakers as well — reports CNBC. The company expects to report revenue of 77.78 trillion Korean won ($59.8 billion USD) for Q2, up 22% year-over-year. Samsung expects...

Samsung Begins Production of 3nm chips, Beating TSMC

Samsung has kickstarted production of its own 3nm chipset. As the company has begun to fabricate the more efficient and powerful chips, Samsung is effectively beating Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in the production race. Earlier this month, it was reported that TSMC was on track to begin mass production of its own 3nm chip....

Samsung to Acquire German OLED Display Startup Cynora for $300 Million

Samsung is reportedly set to acquire Cynora for $300 million. This German startup company is known for its innovative work in OLED displays, providing what may be a boost in OLED technology and flexible design for Samsung. As reported by Bloomberg, the $300 million deal includes access to all of Cynora's technology and intellectual property....

Hands-On with the Samsung Neo QLED 8K TV Racing Simulator

This past week, Samsung Canada introduced its one-of-a-kind racing simulator, showcasing its Neo QLED 8K TV. Samsung has partnered with digital motorsport retailer Advanced SimRacing and utilizes three 65” 8K displays, to raise the bar on authentic racing simulators. I had the chance to go hands-on with the simulator with Canadian professional race car driver,...

Samsung Caught Cheating in TV Benchmarks to Mislead Reviewers

According to a report by FlatpanelsHD, Samsung has been caught cheating by designing its TVs to recognize and react to test patterns used by reviewers (via Daring Fireball). Reviewers typically use a 10% window for HDR testing, in which multiple steps from black to white as well as a set of colours are measured. Samsung...

Xbox App Launching on Samsung TVs on June 30th in Canada

Today, Microsoft shares its plan to finally launch its dedicated Xbox app on 2022 Samsung TVs on June 30th. Later this month, the Xbox app, designed for cloud gaming, will be available in Canada, the U.S. and other core markets. Microsoft is expanding its vision of enabling players to jump into the Xbox ecosystem no...

Samsung, Intel Held Talks to ‘Cooperate’ on Semiconductors: Report

Intel CEO Patrick Gelsinger met with Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-Yong in South Korea on Monday to discuss how the two semiconductor giants can "cooperate" as the industry as a whole faces supply chain headwinds amidst a surplus of demand — reports Nikkei Asia. "They discussed how to cooperate between the two companies," Samsung...

Samsung to Reportedly Manufacture 30 Million Fewer Smartphones in 2022

According to a report by the Korean website Maeil Economic Daily, Samsung has cut down its production forecasts for 2022 by 30 million, and will now produce 280 million smartphones compared to the previously planned 310 million devices this year (via 9to5Google). A steady rise in inflation has been cited by the South Korean tech...