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Samsung is making a phone that could last for days on a single charge

Samsung is making a phone that could last for days on a single chargeLast year, Samsung announced a shift in policy when it comes to its smartphone business. The best phones Samsung makes, including the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note, won't be the devices to introduce new hardware innovations. Instead, the company will use mid-range phones to showcase new technologies and then bring them to flagship phones. We saw it happen with triple- and quad-lens cameras last fall, as well as the first Infinity-O display. These features started on mid-range handsets before eventually making it to the Galaxy S10 and Note 10.With that in mind, we're not surprised to hear that Samsung is developing a phone with a massive 6,000 mAh battery. But that device isn't the Galaxy S11, and there's no telling if Samsung's next flagship will end up getting a high-capacity battery like this.Dutch blog GalaxyClub found regulatory filings in Korea that show the image below, which is a 6,000 mAh smartphone battery.It's believed the battery will power a new Galaxy M model that will be released down the road, but it's unclear when the handset will be unveiled. This is the second time we've heard that Samsung is working on a 6,000 mAh phone, but we now have actual visual confirmation of the battery pack.Samsung also launched an M20 version with a 5,000 mAh battery (top image), so the upgrade makes sense for the series. However, unlike Galaxy A series handsets that Samsung uses to introduce new smartphone features, the M series might have a different purpose. M phones are priced cheaper than the A-series, targeting emerging markets such as India where battery capacity is a key feature when choosing a new phone.Packing a 6,000 mAh phone inside a device featuring sophisticated components like an in-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor or multi-lens camera system might be easier said than done. Those components tend to reduce the amount of space available for the battery. And after the Note 7 disaster, Samsung is being extra careful with battery safety.The same goes for the Galaxy Note, where a chunk of the phone's internal space is reserved for the S Pen stylus. Samsung explained earlier this week that it removed the headphone jack from the Note 10 phones to increase battery life by a measly 100 mAh. The road to bumping capacity all the way from 4,500 mAh to 6,000 mAh on these phones is more complicated.This is all speculation for the time being, as it's unclear when the new Galaxy M with this massive battery will be released. When it does launch, however, it's entirely possible that it'll last for days before needing to be recharged.



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Samsung is delaying its Galaxy Fold launch so people don’t end up with $2,000 paperweights

Samsung is delaying its Galaxy Fold launch so people don’t end up with $  2,000 paperweightsSamsung's foldable smartphone has been making lots of headlines over the past week, and for all the wrong reasons. After several prominent technology blogs revealed that their review units broke within days (and sometimes hours) of use, it quickly became clear that the nearly $ 2,000 phone isn't ready for prime time just yet. Now, a new report from The Wall Street Journal suggests Samsung is poised to delay the phone's launch for at least another month.The outlet cites unnamed sources within Samsung who claim that the high-profile device failures have forced the company to rethink its launch plans. Most of the reviews have been decidedly lukewarm, especially when considering the phone's incredibly high price point, and very few reviewers are recommending that anyone even consider taking the leap.One particular point of emphasis is on the device's built-in screen protector that is not designed to be removed, but which several early reviewers attempted to pull off anyway. Many smartphones come with a removable layer of film on the display which is typically removed within seconds of opening the box. The Fold is different, and the plastic layer is apparently a vital component of the display.Some of the journalists who spoke openly about their broken devices admitted that they removed that plastic without knowing what it was, while others claim they never touched it but that their phone screens died within days anyway.Samsung devotees have been quick to rush to the company's defense, noting that this is a low-production device and essentially a first-run attempt at an entirely new type of smartphone. That's true, but it's also $ 2,000 and probably shouldn't die within two days. It's clear that Samsung will need to do something to mitigate the number of device failures within days of launch.This report of a planned launch delay comes just hours after Samsung began cancelling launch events in China and elsewhere, citing issues with the venues rather than a problem with the device or a delay that may be in the works. Samsung has yet to confirm the delay, and sources speaking to The Wall Street Journal did not reveal a potential alternative launch date.



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Samsung heir among business leaders joining South Korea's visit to Pyongyang

Samsung heir among business leaders joining South Korea's visit to PyongyangThe heir to the Samsung empire and the leaders of several other South Korean conglomerates will go to Pyongyang this week for an inter-Korean summit, Seoul announced Sunday. Samsung's Lee Jae-yong and the heads of the SK and LG groups will be part of President Moon Jae-in's delegation as he heads for a meeting with the North's leader Kim Jong-un, Moon's office said. Kim Yong-hwan, vice-chairman of Hyundai Motor Group – whose founder was a refugee from the North – will be among the entourage. Hyun Jeong-eun, chairwoman of the separate Hyundai Group which pioneered many cross-border economic projects, will also accompany Mr Moon. Ms Hyun met Kim's father Kim Jong-il several times. She was among the first South Koreans to meet the young leader when he assumed power following his father's death in 2011. Mr Moon, who favours dialogue with the North to nudge it toward denuclearisation, has advocated closer economic ties across the border, despite multiple sanctions on the North over its atomic weapons and ballistic missile programmes. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in raise their hands after signing a joint statement in April 2018  Credit: Korea Summit Press Pool via AP, File He is set to fly to the North's capital Tuesday for a three-day summit with Kim – his third meeting this year with the young ruler of the isolated country. The delegation of about 200 includes top Seoul officials including its spy chief, foreign minister and defence chief as well as prominent figures in the economy, religion, culture and sports, Mr Moon's office said. Mr Lee is the de facto leader of the Samsung group, by far the South's biggest conglomerate, which includes Samsung Electronics – the world's largest maker of smartphones as well as memory chips. Other delegates include Archbishop Hyginus Kim Hee-jung of the Catholic church, a female ice hockey player who led the joint inter-Korean team which competed in the South's 2018 Winter Olympics, and K-pop star Ailee. US efforts to persuade the nuclear-armed North to disarm have been stalled for months after Kim and Donald Trump, the US president, vowed to denuclearize the peninsula at a landmark summit in June. Mr Moon, who was instrumental in brokering that meeting, is hoping to play the role of a mediator again this week. He is also expected to discuss several joint economic projects agreed during his first summit with Kim at the border truce village of Panmunjom in April.



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Samsung heir in South Korea's delegation to North: Seoul

Samsung heir in South Korea's delegation to North: SeoulThe heir to the Samsung empire and the leaders of several other South Korean conglomerates will go to Pyongyang this week for an inter-Korean summit, Seoul announced Sunday. Samsung’s Lee Jae-yong and the heads of the SK and LG groups will be part of President Moon Jae-in’s delegation as he heads for a meeting with the North’s leader Kim Jong Un, Moon’s office said. Kim Yong-hwan, vice-chairman of Hyundai Motor Group — whose founder was a refugee from the North — will be among the entourage.



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UAE awards major refining contracts to Korea's Samsung

UAE awards major refining contracts to Korea's SamsungAbu Dhabi National Oil Company said Monday it has awarded two contracts worth $ 3.5 billion to South Korea’s Samsung Engineering to boost output at the largest refinery in the United Arab Emirates. ADNOC’s announcement came as South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in was visiting the oil-rich Gulf state. The main contract, worth $ 3.1 billion, is for an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project at Ruwais refinery, the UAE’s largest with a capacity of over 800,000 barrels per day.



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Black Friday tech deals from Samsung and Google

Black Friday tech deals from Samsung and GoogleThese days, it seems like everything from kitchen soaps to full-sized vehicles are discounted on Black Friday, making sifting though which sales to hit an overwhelming process.



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Jailed Samsung heir appeals against conviction

Jailed Samsung heir appeals against convictionLawyers for the jailed heir to the Samsung empire filed an appeal against his conviction on Monday as South Korean media divided on the ruling that put the country’s top business leader behind bars. Lee Jae-Yong, the de-facto head of Samsung Electronics, was found guilty last week of bribing South Korea’s ousted president Park Geun-Hye and sentenced to five years in prison. The official website of the Seoul Central District Court showed that Lee’s lawyer Kim Jong-Hoon filed an appeal on Monday but gave no further details.



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The Latest: Analyst doubts Samsung scandal will hurt phones

The Latest: Analyst doubts Samsung scandal will hurt phonesSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the bribery case involving the heir to the Samsung empire (all times local):



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The Latest: Analyst doubts Samsung scandal will hurt phones

The Latest: Analyst doubts Samsung scandal will hurt phonesSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the bribery case involving the heir to the Samsung empire (all times local):



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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Release Date Returns To Old Strategy; Confirmed By CEO?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Release Date Returns To Old Strategy; Confirmed By CEO?The Galaxy Note 8 will release in the August timeframe, according to Samsung CEO, DJ Koh.



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