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Samsung Estimated to Make Less Than 100,000 Won Per Galaxy S8 Sold: Sources

Samsung Estimated to Make Less Than 100,000 Won Per Galaxy S8 Sold: Sources

SEOUL, April 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co. is estimated to make less than 100,000 won (US$88.20) for each Galaxy S8 smartphones sold, industry watchers said Friday, hovering far below the market price of 935,000 won. The calculation is based on the fact that Samsung’s mobile business saw its operating margin reach 10.8 percent [...]

Samsung Seeks Software Update to Deal with Galaxy S8 Display Issue

Samsung Seeks Software Update to Deal with Galaxy S8 Display Issue

SEOUL, April 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday it will implement software updates for its Galaxy S8 smartphones next week amid complaints that some screens on the flagship device have an unnatural reddish tint.  “We plan to upgrade the color optimization feature next week through software updates,” an official at the tech [...]

Galaxy S8′s Iris Scanner to Be Used on Financial Transactions

Galaxy S8′s Iris Scanner to Be Used on Financial Transactions

SEOUL, April 21 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s credit card companies are seeking to apply the iris scanner adopted by Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy S8 smartphones on mobile transactions, industry sources said Friday, lauding the feature’s security compared with fingerprints and passwords.  According to the sources, Samsung Card Co. is seeking to apply the iris [...]

Apparent Supply Shortage Affects Galaxy S8 Registrations

Apparent Supply Shortage Affects Galaxy S8 Registrations

SEOUL, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy S8 smartphones registered to mobile carriers in South Korea slowed, industry sources said Thursday, apparently due to a shortage in supply following record-breaking preorders. The distribution of Galaxy S8 smartphones began earlier in the week ahead of the official release slated for [...]

Samsung Downplays Galaxy S8′s ‘Red-Tinted’ Display

Samsung Downplays Galaxy S8′s ‘Red-Tinted’ Display

SEOUL, April 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday the controversial red-tinted display on some of its brand-new Galaxy S8 smartphone cannot be considered a defect, while some critics are predicting the issue may hurt the company’s image like last year’s battery scandal.  The issue came to light when a few users claimed [...]

Galaxy S8′s Pre-orders Reach Whopping 1 mln

Galaxy S8′s Pre-orders Reach Whopping 1 mln

SEOUL, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Pre-orders for Samsung Electronics Co.’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, have surpassed 1 million units, the company said Tuesday, setting a new record among all of its smartphones. The tally compares with pre-orders for 200,000 units for its predecessor, the Galaxy S7, over a week, and 400,000 for the [...]

Pre-orders for Galaxy S8 Greater than Expected: Samsung’s Mobile Chief

Pre-orders for Galaxy S8 Greater than Expected: Samsung’s Mobile Chief

SEOUL, Apr. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Consumer response for Samsung Electronics Co.’s latest high-end smartphone, the Galaxy S8, has been better than expected, the company’s mobile division chief said Thursday, with pre-orders for the flagship device surpassing a whopping 720,000 units in just seven days in South Korea, heralding a major hit for the company. [...]

Preorders for Galaxy S8 Top 600,000 Units in South Korea

Preorders for Galaxy S8 Top 600,000 Units in South Korea

SEOUL, April 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday that preorders for its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, has surpassed a whopping 600,000 units in just five days, heralding a big hit for the company. The Galaxy S8 smartphones feature high resolution displays that bend on both ends, and come with various [...]