Note 7 and bribery scandal can be safely glossed over
Samsung might have been having a trying time this year, but at least none of it appears to have kicked it too hard in the bottom line.
Acting oddly over flaming phones
Samsung Electronics is denying that that its design had anything to do with the incredible Note 7 and is putting the blame squarely on its two battery suppliers.
About 0.5mm thick with vapor chamber
Similar to the Samsung Galaxy S7’s use of a single ultra-thin heatpipe for internal thermal dissipation, the upcoming flagship Galaxy S8 replacement is expected to use the same design, according to the latest info from Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
Xiaomi too, late 2017 if not later
We are facing two major trends in 2017 and 2018. One is having phones with really small bezels and the second is a way toward folding phones. The latter is expected in late 2017 at the earliest, but all major companies have filed patents covering folding phones.
Not copying Apple this time
Samsung appears to have decided that it is not going to copy one aspect of the iPhone 7 on its new Galaxy S8. It seems that the cordless headphone idea is too silly and unpopular.
Rounded rectangle damages to be rethunk
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reopened a longstanding patent lawsuit related to Samsung copying the rounded rectangle of the iPhone nearly six years ago.
While the Tame Apple Press is still trying to spin Jobs’ Mob as the most innovative in the world, the crown belongs to the outfit that Steve Jobs mocked – IBM.
Will also increase small flexible OLED production
LG Display will double its output of large OLED panels and continuously increasing production of small flexible OLED panels for smartphones to attract more attention to the technology.
Profit leapt by 50 percent
Samsung’s bottom line was not really harmed by the Note 7 fiasco and the outfit saw its fourth-quarter profit leap 50 percent from a year earlier to its highest level in more than three years.