Samsung Exec Says No Galaxy S8 At Mobile World Congress
Samsung mobile chief Koh Dong-jin said the company does not plan to announce its 2017 flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, at next month's Mobile World Congress trade show. Samsung has in years past used the international event to show off new S-branded handsets, including the S6 in 2015 and S7 in 2016. Koh did not say when the Galaxy S8 will be announced, though it is widely expected to go on sale by April. Koh made the comments regarding the S8 to Reuters after the company announced the results of its probe into the Galaxy Note7 battery fire issue. Samsung blamed the fires on two separate battery defects. The company accepted responsibility for the issue and put in place an eight-step quality assurance program for assuring future batteries and smartphones are safe. "The lessons of this incident are deeply reflected in our culture and process," said Koh during the briefing. "Samsung Electronics will be working hard to regain consumer trust."
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 Resurrects the Note 7 'Fan Edition' for Korea
Samsung has brought the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 back from the grave as the Note 7 Fan Edition. The Note 7 is infamous for battery problems that led to smoke, burns, fires, and other catastrophes.
Samsung Working On 'Foldable' Note Smartphone
Samsung is developing a variant of its Galaxy Note line that will have a foldable screen. Koh Dong-jin, head of Samsung's mobile business, said the phone will arrive at some point during 2018 and will feature a bendable display.
Samsung to Recall Note7 Amid Reports of Fires
Samsung plans to recall the Galaxy Note7 smartphone after a handful of reports suggest the device may catch fire while charging. "We take every incident report from our valued customers very seriously.