Tag Archives: Samsung

Xiaomi fastest growing phone maker, but Samsung and Apple remain leaders: report

Xiaomi holds the fifth position with market share of 7.4%, but it registered the highest year-on-year growth of 102.6% from Q3 2016 when it controlled only 3.7% of the market share. (Above) Xiaomi’s India head Manu Jain (left) with actor Katrina Kaif during the launch of its new series of smartphones, in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: PTI Samsung continues ... Read More »

Samsung execs quizzed over government corruption scandal

Two senior Samsung executives have been questioned as part of the corruption probe surrounding South Korea’s impeached president, Park Geun-hye. The firm is accused of giving large donations to non-profit foundations operated by Choi Soon-sil, a close confidante of Ms Park. The donations were allegedly given in exchange for political support of a controversial merger. Ms Choi has been charged ... Read More »

Samsung raided in political corruption probe

South Korean prosecutors have raided the offices of Samsung Electronics as part of a probe into the political scandal around President Park Geun-hye. The prosecutors are investigating allegations that Samsung gave money to the daughter of Choi Soon-sil, a close friend of the president. Ms Choi is accused of using their friendship to interfere in politics and solicit business donations. ... Read More »

Samsung Vietnam says no cuts in jobs this year despite Note 7 woes

Samsung Vietnam will maintain its current staff numbers, the firm said on Wednesday, despite the parent company scrapping its flagship Galaxy Note 7 phone following a series of battery fires. Samsung Electronics, which employs around 110,000 people in Vietnam, finally pulled the plug on the new Note 7 phone on Tuesday, less than two months after its launch, dealing a ... Read More »

Samsung delays restarting sales of its Galaxy Note 7 in S Korea

Samsung has said it will delay restarting the sale of its Galaxy Note 7 phone in South Korea, as the firm needs more time for the global recall of the device. The South Korean tech giant was forced to recall some 2.5 million devicesglobally due to overheating batteries. Dozens of devices were reported to have caught fire. The phone was ... Read More »

US regulators order recall of 1m Samsung Note 7 phones

US safety regulators have announced a formal recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 after reports of fires caused by faulty batteries. The South Korean tech giant had already launched a voluntary recall after user complaints about ‘exploding’ phones. According to Samsung, the problem affects 2.5 million devices globally, including 1 million in the US. The recall comes at a ... Read More »

Samsung Electronics asks South Korea customers to stop using Galaxy Note 7

Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) said on Saturday it recommends South Korean customers to stop using the Galaxy Note 7 phones, which the company is recalling due to faulty batteries prone to catching fie. Samsung, in a statement posted online, said it will offer rental phones to customers who turn in their Galaxy Note 7 and reiterated that ... Read More »

U.S. tells consumers to stop using fire-prone Samsung phones

A U.S. government safety agency on Friday urged all consumers to stop using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones, which are prone to catch fire, and top airlines globally banned their use during flights. Following reports that the phones’ batteries have combusted during charging and normal use, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said it was working on an official recall ... Read More »