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Samsung shares surge as Huawei struggles

May 21, 2019 - 1:47 PM

Analysts say the US ban will damage Huawei's ability to sell phones outside China, offering Samsung a chance to consolidate its position at the top of the global market

Samsung Galaxy A70: Price, specs, features in the Philippines

May 16, 2019 - 4:58 PM

It competes with the Xiaomi Mi 9 and the Vivo V15 Pro

Samsung's cheapest A-series phone priced at P6,990

May 08, 2019 - 6:20 PM

The Galaxy A10 is set to compete with the equally priced Realme 3, the OPPO A5s, and the P7,990 Xiaomi Redmi Note 7

GALAXY A10. Photo from Samsung


Samsung Electronics hit with quarterly profit slump

Apr 30, 2019 - 1:27 PM

Net profits for Samsung Electronics in the January-March period were 5.04 trillion won ($4.3 billion) – the lowest since the third quarter of 2016 and down 56.9% year-on-year

SAMSUNG SLUMP. The Samsung Electronics flag (L) and South Korean flags (C) flutter outside their headquarters in Seoul on November 6, 2013. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Samsung launches P5-million 8K TV

Apr 25, 2019 - 6:20 PM

If you're on a tighter budget, a P1-million 82-inch model and a P600,000 75-inch model have also been launched

Photo from Samsung

Samsung delays launch of folding Galaxy smartphone

Apr 23, 2019 - 10:21 AM

Samsung says it decided to put off this week's planned release of the Fold after some reviews 'showed us how the device needs further improvements'

GALAXY FOLD DELAYS. Samsung senior vice president of product marketing Justin Denison speaks on stage about the new foldable phone during the Samsung Unpacked product launch event in San Francisco, California on February 20, 2019. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Samsung to inspect Galaxy Fold phones after reviewer complaints

Apr 18, 2019 - 2:49 PM

Is Samsung facing another huge hardware issue?

FOLD. Samsung Senior Vice President of Product Marketing, Justin Denison, speaks during the Samsung Unpacked product launch event in San Francisco, California on February 20, 2019. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Early reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Fold trickle in

Apr 16, 2019 - 12:23 PM

The phone debuts in the US on April 26

FOLD. Seeking to rev up demand in the slumping smartphone market, Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a folding handset, becoming the first major manufacturer to offer the feature. Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP


World's first 5G phone released in South Korea

Apr 05, 2019 - 4:19 PM

South Korea's 3 mobile carriers – SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus – hold launch events across Seoul for the Galaxy S10 5G, whose base version costs 1.39 million won, or $1,200

SAMSUNG'S 5G PHONE. The day's first Korea Telecom 5G customers receive a Samsung Galaxy S10 5G phone at a KT launch event in Seoul on April 5, 2019. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Samsung Electronics flags 60% fall in Q1 operating profit

Apr 05, 2019 - 8:35 AM

Operating profits drop year-over-year in the face of a weakening chip market and tough competition from Chinese rivals like Huawei

SAMSUNG. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


World’s first 5G phone to launch April 5 in South Korea – reports

Mar 22, 2019 - 9:18 AM

South Korea may be the first to have a commercially available 5G phone, just days apart from US Verizon's April 11 launch for its Motorola Z3 with 5G attachment

GALAXY S10 5G. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


WATCH: Is this the first user-made Samsung Galaxy Fold hands-on video?

Mar 20, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The video shows a slight crease running in the middle

Screenshot from YouTube/phoneoftime


Samsung holding another ‘Galaxy’ event on April 10

Mar 19, 2019 - 2:12 PM

It may be an event for a new midrange phone or their foldable Galaxy Fold

GALAXY. Samsung tweeted their next big event scheduled for April 10


Samsung A30 priced at P13,990, arrives March 30

Mar 14, 2019 - 3:54 PM

The slightly pricier A50 variant comes in at P17,990

GALAXY A30. Photo from Samsung


Samsung Galaxy M20 budget phone lands in Philippines for P10,990

Mar 06, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Samsung is gearing up against the budget phones from China

M20. Photo from Samsung

First impressions: Samsung Galaxy S10

Feb 21, 2019 - 10:35 PM

There’s definitely plenty to 'unpack' from Samsung’s 10th S-line flagship

Samsung Galaxy S10: Key specs, new features

Feb 21, 2019 - 9:53 AM

Here are the new features that last year's S9 didn't have

S10. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler


Samsung Galaxy S10: Price, availability details

Feb 21, 2019 - 7:24 AM

The entry-level variant S10e is priced at P39,990 while a 1TB version of the S10+ propels the series' pricing to a new high

IN-DISPLAY SCANNER. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler

Samsung launches the Galaxy Fold and its first 5G handset

Feb 21, 2019 - 6:18 AM

Samsung's foldable and a 5G S10 are now official

FOLD. Seeking to rev up demand in the slumping smartphone market, Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a folding handset, becoming the first major manufacturer to offer the feature. Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP


WATCH: Official S10+, Galaxy Buds commercial leaks

Feb 20, 2019 - 2:55 PM

It confirms the key rumored features of the new flagship

Screenshot from YouTube

Samsung Galaxy S10: Expected price, specs

Feb 20, 2019 - 11:29 AM

A 'budget' version is being added to the mix

Samsung dating app connects people based on fridge contents

Feb 14, 2019 - 6:03 PM

Samsung, best known for its phones and TVs, launches a free dating app called Refrigerdating to promote its Family Hub fridges

Tech today: Samsung stylus camera, PH startup bill, FB critic's new book

Feb 07, 2019 - 6:47 PM

Samsung's patent for a stylus with a camera on the non-writing tip gets approved by the US patent office

Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Tech today: Self-lacing Puma, FBI's Huawei sting, Samsung x 'fake Supreme'

Feb 05, 2019 - 5:27 PM

Puma's taking on Nike's Adapt BB with their own 'Fit Intelligence' self-lacing shoe, coming in 2020 for $330

Puma Fit Intelligence. Photo from Puma

Once red-hot smartphone market sees cooler trend

Feb 03, 2019 - 4:50 PM

The smartphone remains a must-have device, but sales are slowing down

IPHONE X. Shutterstock photo

Samsung Electronics Q4 profits slump along with global demand

Jan 31, 2019 - 10:33 AM

Like Apple, Samsung is hit by weak sales in China as domestic brands such as Huawei, Xiaomi and other Chinese rivals rise

What Samsung’s first 15.6-inch OLED 4K laptop display brings to the table

Jan 28, 2019 - 11:17 AM

The premium display makes it to laptops by the second quarter of the year

Photo from Samsung


The week in phones: Vivo Apex 2019, Xiaomi foldable, Huawei and LG 5G

Jan 27, 2019 - 11:03 AM

Expect plenty of foldable and 5G devices to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress this year

APEX 2019. Photo from Vivo


Leaked: Alleged images of Samsung Galaxy S10 variants

Jan 21, 2019 - 12:01 PM

The S10E, S10, and S10+ are expected to be officially unveiled next month

Screenshot from Evan Blass/Twitter


Next Samsung flagship to be unveiled February 20

Jan 14, 2019 - 1:26 PM

Three variants of the S10 are expected and possibly, Samsung's foldable Galaxy X phone

Screenshot from Samsung


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Jan 11, 2019 - 9:03 PM

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Facebook's presence can't be completely removed on select Android phones – report

Jan 11, 2019 - 2:26 PM

Facebook is among the numerous app developers to have deals with phonemakers to put pre-installed placeholder app 'stubs' on users' phones

Suspect in Cotabato City bombing surrenders | Evening wRap

Jan 08, 2019 - 10:43 PM

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Samsung Electronics flags near-30% slump in Q4 operating profit

Jan 08, 2019 - 4:46 PM

Operating profit during the October to December period is expected to be around 10.8 trillion won ($9.8 billion), down 28.7% from a year earlier, Samsung says in an earnings estimate

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS. The logo of Samsung Electronics is displayed outside a company's building in Seoul on March 24, 2017. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

How the world's top smartphone brands fared in 2018

Dec 15, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Here we assess the world's 5 biggest phone makers of 2018 – Samsung, Huawei, Apple, Xiaomi, and OPPO, according to International Data Corporation's Q3 2018 sales figures

Rumor mill: A 1TB Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus may be coming

Dec 14, 2018 - 3:22 PM

It will reportedly be priced at around $1,760

SAMSUNG. Photo by Nappy Manegdeg/Rappler


Samsung kills headphone jack in its new phone, a first for the company

Dec 12, 2018 - 2:06 PM

It's also the first Samsung phone to have the Infinity-O display

Photo from Samsung China


Sandiganbayan verdict on pork barrel scam: Bong Revilla not guilty | Midday wRap

Dec 07, 2018 - 2:14 PM

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Photographer says Samsung used stock photo to fake a promo image

Dec 06, 2018 - 4:48 PM

Dunja Djudjic says a photoshopped version of a stock photo she took is being used to tout the capabilities of the Samsung Galaxy A8 Star in Malaysia

Samsung 5G phone out by first half of 2019 in U.S.

Dec 04, 2018 - 1:06 PM

A proof of concept will be shown this week at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit in Hawaii

S9. Pictured is one of Samsung's 2018 flagships, the S9


Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: Peak Infinity Display

Dec 04, 2018 - 11:55 AM

The Note 9 will likely be the last to sport this design before the S10 introduces a new form in early 2019

All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Samsung Electronics apologizes for factory cancer cases

Nov 23, 2018 - 9:59 AM

Campaign groups say that 320 people have suffered from work-related illnesses after being employed by Samsung, with 118 of them dying

Shutterstock photo


Samsung's foldable phone to cost $1,770, slated for March 2019 – report

Nov 13, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The device will be called the Galaxy F, according to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency

Samsung folding phone with 'Infinity Flex Display' unveiled

Nov 08, 2018 - 9:08 AM

'The display is the foundation for the smartphone of tomorrow,' says senior vice president of mobile product marketing Justin Denison

All screenshots from Samsung



Samsung hints at foldable phones with folded logo

Nov 07, 2018 - 10:34 AM

The profile pictures of Samsung’s official social pages temporarily change to a folded version of the company logo

Screenshot from Samsung Facebook page


Samsung Electronics posts record in Q3 despite smartphone struggles

Oct 31, 2018 - 10:48 AM

Samsung recovers from a series of setbacks, including a humiliating recall and the jailing of its de facto chief, to post a series of record-breaking numbers

Italy fines Apple, Samsung for slowing down phones

Oct 24, 2018 - 7:28 PM

(UPDATED) Apple and Samsung are fined 10 and 5 million euros, respectively, for the 'planned obsolescence' of their smartphones

IPHONE 6. This file photo taken on July 21, 2015 shows the Apple logo on an iPhone 6 in San Francisco. File photo by Justin Sullivan/AFP


Samsung Electronics flags record Q3 operating profit

Oct 05, 2018 - 10:01 AM

The South Korean firm reports an operating profit of $15.4 billion for the 3rd quarter of 2018

SAMSUNG. The logo of Samsung Electronics is displayed outside a company's building in Seoul on March 24, 2017. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP


Samsung heir in South Korea's delegation to North Korea

Sep 16, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Lee Jae-yong of Samsung Electronics joins other leaders of South Korean conglomerates to Pyongyang for an inter-Korean summit

Samsung to debut new features in mid-range models first – executive

Sep 07, 2018 - 1:36 PM

The company reportedly wants to boost sales of its mid-range devices as sales of flagships slow down

Photo by Alex dela Cruz/Rappler