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Samsung heir awaits court ruling on arrest

Seoul - A South Korean judge began deliberating Wednesday whether to formally arrest the heir to the Samsung empire over his alleged role in a corruption scandal engulfing President Park Geun-Hye.

S.Korea prosecutors seek arrest of Samsung heir

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors on Monday sought the arrest of the heir to giant conglomerate Samsung for bribery in connection with a political scandal that has seen President Park Geun-Hye impeached.

S.Korea prosecutors seek arrest of Samsung heir

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors on Monday sought the arrest of the heir to giant conglomerate Samsung for bribery in connection with a political scandal that has seen President Park Geun-Hye impeached.

S.Korea prosecutors seek arrest of Samsung heir

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors on Monday sought the arrest of the heir to giant conglomerate Samsung for bribery in connection with a political scandal that has seen President Park Geun-Hye impeached.

Samsung heir quizzed as suspect in Park scandal

Seoul - Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong was grilled by South Korean prosecutors Thursday after becoming a criminal suspect in the corruption scandal engulfing impeached President Park Geun-Hye.

Samsung heir becomes suspect in S. Korea political scandal

Seoul - Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong has become a criminal suspect in a widening probe into the corruption and influence-peddling scandal engulfing impeached South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Samsung unveils its first ever gaming laptop

Samsung has announced its first ever gaming laptop, a 17.3-inch high-performance machine designed to appeal equally to intensive and casual gamers. The laptop is less aggressively styled than some of its rivals but features premium components.

Samsung launches trio of new camera-centric Galaxy phones

Samsung has unveiled three new smartphones in its Galaxy A-series. The devices have a variety of camera features designed to make it easier to take high-quality photos, including a 16-megapixel sensor on the top models. The other specs vary.

S. Korea pension chief admits pushing Samsung deal in Park probe

Seoul - South Korea's National Pension Service chief admitted to pressuring the state-run fund to back a controversial merger of two Samsung units, prosecutors said Thursday during a widening probe into a corruption scandal engulfing impeached President Park G...

S. Korea pension fund head detained in Park probe

Seoul - South Korea's state-run pension fund chief was detained Wednesday in a widening probe to determine whether President Park Geun-Hye forced companies including Samsung to offer bribes, a spokesman said.

Samsung preparing to permanently disable Galaxy Note7

Samsung has announced it is preparing to launch a new software update for its recalled and discontinued Galaxy Note7 smartphone that will prevent remaining devices from charging. The move is intended to convince owners to return their phones.

Samsung planning to ditch the headphone jack with the Galaxy S8

Samsung is planning to remove the headphone jack from its upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone, according to a report today. The company will follow Apple in making the controversial move, locking out users of "legacy" earphones.

Samsung offices raided over influence-peddling scandal

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday raided offices of the Samsung Group and the state pension fund as the electronics giant is dragged further into a snowballing influence-peddling scandal engulfing President Park Geun-Hye.

Samsung's Galaxy Note not dead after all, Note 8 coming next year

Samsung was expected to kill off its famed Galaxy Note line of phablets after this year's disastrous Note 7 launch and subsequent recall. There are now indications the series will be revived after all though. The Note 8 is said to be planned for 2017.

Samsung planning April launch of AI-powered Galaxy S8

Samsung is reportedly targeting an April launch for its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone. The company is delaying the device to ensure it doesn’t fall victim to the same quality control issues as the recalled Note 7. AI will a big part of the launch.

Samsung apologizes for Galaxy Note phones in US ads

Washington - Samsung took out advertisements Monday in major US newspapers to apologize for the Galaxy Note 7 scandal in which fire-prone batteries forced a global recall of the popular smartphones.

Samsung allegedly bribed a man to stay silent about a Note 7 fire

Samsung allegedly tried to bribe a man not to report that his Note 7 exploded. In the wake of the company's massive recall of all Galaxy Note 7 devices, the company has been accused of trying to defend its reputation over the safety of its customers.

Samsung tested its Note 7 batteries in-house

With Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 now completely recalled, investigations are continuing into how the flawed device made it to consumers in the first place. It has been revealed Samsung took responsibility for the battery testing, instead of third-party labs.

Samsung will pay you to return your Note 7

Samsung is now bribing Galaxy Note 7 owners to return their phone and switch to a different device. After suspending production and worldwide sales of the fire-prone handset, Samsung will now offer customers $100 credit towards a new phone.

Samsung slashes profit estimate after Note 7 disaster

Seoul - Samsung Electronics on Wednesday slashed its latest quarterly profit estimate by one third in the wake of a highly damaging recall crisis that ended with the scrapping of its latest flagship smartphone.

Samsung launches a cylindrical PC to distract you from the Note 7

Samsung has revealed a high-performance consumer-oriented desktop computer. The compact device appears to have been styled after Apple's Mac Pro. It has a distinctive cylindrical design that saves space and helps with cooling the high-end parts inside.

Samsung halts sales of Note 7, tells customers 'switch-off'

Seoul - Samsung on Tuesday halted worldwide sales and exchanges of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone and told customers to stop using the device, following reports that replacements for combustible models were also catching fire.

Samsung shares plunge 8.0 percent on Note 7 woes

Seoul - Samsung's share price plunged 8.0 percent by the close of trade Tuesday on the back of a decision to halt sales and exchanges of the company's troubled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.The share price ended the day at 1.

YouTube video shows Note 7 'flamer' in Burger King

Seoul - A YouTube video showing an oven-gloved Burger King employee struggling with a burning Galaxy Note 7 has become a viral illustration of the crisis facing Samsung over its troubled smartphone.

Samsung's Note 7 may be no more, company 'adjusting' production

Samsung is rumoured to be suspending production of its explosion-prone Galaxy Note 7. It comes amid reports that replacement devices are also bursting into flame, despite being marked as "safe." Samsung said it is "adjusting" its manufacturing.

Warning over exploding Samsung washers

Some top-load washing machines made by the Samsung between March 2011 and April 2016 are at risk from catching fire. The news comes at a bad time for Samsung, given the various Galaxy 7 smartphones that have caught fire.

Samsung buys Viv, an AI assistant from the people who built Siri

Samsung has announced it is purchasing Viv Labs, a startup AI personal assistant. The team behind the technology worked on the original version of Siri, later bought by Apple in 2010. It signals Samsung is also planning to enter the assistant space.

Samsung to 'exclusively' build next-gen Snapdragon 830 processors

Samsung has signed a deal with Qualcomm to "exclusively" manufacture the company's next-generation Snapdragon 830 processing chips for flagship smartphones. The Snapdragon 830 is likely to be the dominant processor in high-end mobile devices next year.

US flight evacuated after another Samsung phone fire

Chicago - A Southwest Airlines flight leaving Louisville, Kentucky was evacuated after a passenger's Samsung phone began emitting smoke.

Samsung admits some replaced Galaxy Note 7 phones are overheating

Samsung has responded to reports that replacement Galaxy Note 7 devices are overheating, admitting it's looking into reports that phones are becoming uncomfortably hot during use. It is replacing 2.5m Note 7 handsets that could explode and catch fire.
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