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Chinese smartphone brands top Africa’s market

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Transsion Holdings, a China-based smartphone manufacturer, has outpaced Samsung in the African market as it leads with a combined unit share of 44.3 percent, according to the latest study by a global research firm released in Nairobi on Tuesday. The International Data Corporation (IDC) said Transsion, …

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Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee passes away at 78

Seoul, South Korea  | Xinhua | Lee Kun-hee, chairman of South Korea’s technological giant Samsung Electronics, died at the age of 78 in Seoul on Sunday, according to a statement released by Samsung. Lee transformed Samsung into a world-leading innovator and industrial powerhouse from a local business, the statement said. It …

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AI-powered avatar at tech show touted as ‘artificial human’

Las Vegas, United States | AFP |  Avatars touted as “artificial humans” created a buzz Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show even as debate swirled on what exactly the digital entities were. Star Labs, a startup funded by Samsung, showed the painstakingly detailed AI-powered, two-dimensional digital creations to a large crowd, …

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Samsung to launch foldable smartphone after major delay

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | Tech giant Samsung has said it will launch its hotly anticipated first foldable smartphone on Friday, months after faulty screens forced an embarrassing delay of its release. The world’s largest smartphone maker spent nearly eight years developing the Galaxy Fold, but had to hold its launch in April after …

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Samsung folding screen lets smartphone open into tablet

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Samsung on Wednesday showed off a folding screen that lets a smartphone open into a tablet, heralding it as the future for portable devices. Senior vice president of mobile product marketing Justin Denison pulled a prototype foldable smartphone from a suit jacket inner …

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Italy fines Apple, Samsung millions for slowing phones

Rome, Italy | AFP | Italy’s competition authority on Wednesday said it was fining Apple and Samsung 10 and five million euros ($11.5 and $5.7 million) respectively for the so-called “planned obsolescence” of their smartphones. The ruling is believed to be the first against the manufacturers following accusations worldwide that …

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Samsung denies Olympics bid corruption allegations

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | South Korean tech giant Samsung on Tuesday denied allegations it illegally lobbied International Olympic Committee members to vote for Pyeongchang to host the 2018 Winter Olympics over the German and French cities of Munich and Annecy. Corruption allegations surrounding Pyeongchang’s successful Olympic bid have …

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