Samsung U.S. Loses Mobile Chief
Kevin Packingham, who ran Samsung's mobile device business in the U.S., has left the company. The news, reported by The New York Times, was confirmed by Samsung. "Kevin Packingham has departed Samsung Mobile. We thank Kevin for his contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors," said a company spokesperson. Packingham was with Samsung U.S. for two years, during which time he oversaw numerous important product introductions, including the Galaxy S4 and Note II. Prior to that, he worked at Sprint. No reason was given for his departure.
Coral Blue Galaxy S8 and S8+ Go On Sale In US July 21
Samsung today said the Coral Blue variant of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets will become available to U.S. buyers starting July 21.
Exec In Charge of Samsung Galaxy S6 Calls It Quits
A senior executive at Samsung, who had been put in charge to launch Samsung's next flagship smartphone, abruptly departed the company this week. Kim Seok-pil was appointed head of strategic marketing for Samsung’s mobile unit in December following a shake up of management.
Samsung to Announce Galaxy S8 On March 29 In NYC
Samsung used its press conference at Mobile World Congress to tell everyone that the Galaxy S8 is right around the corner. In a short teaser video, Samsung said the phone will make its worldwide debut on March 29 at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Samsung Picks New Design Chief
Samsung has hired Lee Don-tae as senior vice president of Samsung’s global design team, where he will oversee all Samsung's designs. Before being scooped up by Samsung, Lee worked for a U.K.
Samsung to Adjust Price of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
Samsung reported its second quarter earnings today and signaled some changes in its handset strategy. Despite the release of its flagship handsets during the quarter, Samsung's mobile phone business saw a 38% decline in profits when compared to the year-ago quarter.