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Samsung is the world's leading producer of smartphones, as it maintains a narrow lead over competitors like Huawei and a more sizable advantage over Apple. As a company that is at the forefront of smartphone design and innovation, one that has a lot to lose with any missteps in the sector, recent comments by Samsung executives have caught our attention. Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh first lamented the failed launch of the Galaxy Fold, which the company billed as the "smartphone of tomorrow", stating, "It was embarrassing. I pushed it through before it was ready." But for a smartphone that is supposed to represent the future of mobile communications, it's a future that might not be long for... Read more...
The Galaxy Fold launch didn't exactly go the way that Samsung had hoped for after multiple reviewers complained of faulty review units ahead of the device’s highly anticipated launch. The company was forced to call off the launch of the Galaxy Fold, and has been faced with problems concerning the intricate hinge mechanism that has hindered its ability to bring the device to market.  Now, Samsung Electronics CEO DJ Koh is admitting to what everyone else in the tech industry already knew — the company royally screwed up. “I pushed it through before it was ready,” Koh explained. “It was embarrassing.” The $1,980 Galaxy Fold was supposed to be Samsung’s... Read more...
Samsung is taking somewhat of a risk by releasing the Galaxy Fold, one of the first smartphones with a folding display. From Samsung's vantage point, however, it is not so much a risky proposition as it is a building stone for the company's future, especially in light of the global smartphone market slowing down as of late. As far as Samsung's mobile boss DJ Koh is concerned, folding phones are the key to the Galaxy's dominance in the smartphone market. More on that in a moment, but first let's look at the landscape at large. International Data Corporation noted last November that Samsung had a "challenging" quarter in which its smartphone shipments declined 13.4 percent to 72.2 million units.... Read more...
When it comes to modern smartphone ideology, it’s typical for high-end features to first show up on flagship devices, and then filter down over the coming months (and years) to lesser devices. Companies like Samsung and Apple are famous for this “hand me down” strategy on smartphones, tablets, and notebooks. However, Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh says that his company is likely to take a different approach with future smartphones. Instead of reserving all of its new, innovative features for expensive flagships, Samsung is looking to introduce some of this tech on its mid-range smartphones instead, starting with the Galaxy A-Series. “In the past, I brought the new technology... Read more...
Samsung is hoping that its mobile division will benefit from a change of guard as the South Korean outfit struggles to reinvigorate its smartphone line. As such, former mobile boss J.K. Shin is handing over day-to-day operations to D.J. Koh, one of Mr. Shin's top men who led Samsung's mobile research and development efforts.The shakeup in roles and duties doesn't come as much of a surprise. Mr. Shin narrowly avoided the axe around this time last year when Samsung opted instead to give pink slips to three other high-level executives. The company wasn't happy with sales of its Galaxy S5, which had sold just 12 million units during its free three months on the market, around 4 million less than... Read more...