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Hackers Purport to Find Security Hole in Galaxy S8′s Iris Scanner

Hackers Purport to Find Security Hole in Galaxy S8′s Iris Scanner

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) – A European hacker community on Wednesday published a video showing a purported security hole in the iris scanner of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 smartphone. The Chaos Computer Club, a long-running European hacker collective based in Berlin, uploaded the video named “Circumventing the Samsung Galaxy S8 Iris Scanner” on its Web site, in which the smartphone is shown being fooled by an image of an iris with a contact lens placed over [...]

Sales of Samsung Smartphones Plunge in China Amid Galaxy Note 7 Crisis, Competition with Chinese Phone Makers

Sales of Samsung Smartphones Plunge in China Amid Galaxy Note 7 Crisis, Competition with Chinese Phone Makers

CHINA, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean electronics giant Samsung’s recent struggles in the Chinese market saw its smartphone sales more than halved during the first quarter, with the company’s market share now languishing at 3.3 percent. While Samsung experienced one of its worst quarters in China, seeing its market share slashed by more than [...]

Samsung to Start Full-fledged Service of Bixby AI Program

Samsung to Start Full-fledged Service of Bixby AI Program

SEOUL, May 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said it plans to start the full-fledged service of Bixby, an artificial intelligence (AI) program installed in its latest flagship Galaxy S8 smartphones. While Samsung officially released the Galaxy S8 smartphone last month, the Bixby service was still in launch preparations. Through deep-learning technology, Samsung said [...]

Galaxy S8 Display Not Faulty: Samsung

Galaxy S8 Display Not Faulty: Samsung

SEOUL, Apr. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. on Thursday ruled out speculation that Galaxy S8 smartphones have faulty displays, claiming the controversial red tint on some devices can be changed by users. During a conference call held after the company released its first-quarter earnings report, Samsung Electronics claimed that the company has conducted [...]

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 [...]