Is Samsung in Some Sort of Trouble?

Is Samsung in some sort of trouble?

Samsung’s operating profits are falling by 60% and the brand is facing severe competition from low end manufacturers like Xiaomi and Huawei. Innovation is the key to success and Samsung needs to work on this aspect to rise to the pinnacle. Samsung seems to be heading to some serious trouble. Last week Samsung announced that its operating profits had fallen by 60% as compared to previous year. The revenue too has fallen by 20% in this period.  Despite all this commotion, the profits are still in billions and share prices too have risen marginally. However, as the market is getting saturated, Samsung is being attacked by critics on all fronts. An official press release by Samsung confirms this notion as it admits to the fact that it’s operating margins had declined due to increase in marketing expenditure. Samsung is losing its market share despite selling phones for comparative fewer prices. [+more]

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Samsung Still Claims To Be At Top, Rubbishes CounterPoint Study

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Countering a recent research by independent consulting firm CounterPoint Research, Samsung’s president and chief executive for South-West Asia, BD Park has told The Economic Times that the company still dominates the Indian market with a market share of nearly 50%. He also said that the company has double the market share in the smartphone category from its next competitor Micromax. CounterPoint Research recently claimed that India-based smartphone manufacturer Micromax has become the largest mobile phone supplier in India in the second quarter of 2014. Micromax has overtaken Samsung for the first time in the mobile race. The report also revealed that the handset shipments share of Micromax stood at 16.6% in the quarter, compared with the Samsung’s share of 14.4%. Nokia managed to gain the third position with the shipments share of 10.9%, followed by domestic brands such as Karbonn and Lava with a 9.5% and 5.6% share respectively, the [+more]

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Samsung Galaxy S6: All You Want To Know

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Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung is scheduled to launch the much-awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Samsung Galaxy Alpha. However, some latest reports suggest that the company is working on the Samsung Galaxy S6. The company has yet not revealed anything about the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6, but it will possibly hit the market around MWC which is scheduled to take place between March 2 and March 5 2015. Samsung has not official said anything about its pricing, but being a flagship phone its price will be similar or above the Samsung Galaxy S5, which has a price tag of nearly USD972 SIM free. The Samsung Galaxy S6 is expected to be equipped with a bigger screen possibly 5.2 or 5.3 inches with a Super AMOLED display and a higher resolution. The company earlier said that it is hoping to launch these smartphones with 4K 3840 x 2160 displays [+more]

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Samsung New Launches: 3 Budget Smartphones in India

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Samsung has launched three new smartphones in the Indian market, all of them below Rs. 10,000. If u wish to buy a smart phone and you feel u cannot afford, here’s good news for you. Samsung has launched three smartphones i.e. Galaxy Star 2, Galaxy Star Advance and Galaxy Ace NXT for those who want something that fits their budget. At the same time, these smartphones provide additional usage benefits for internet savvy users. An interesting feature of these phones is that they come with dual SIM card. They will also function on Google’s Android 4.4 Kit-Kat and come in the price range of Rs. 5,100 to Rs. 7,400. At the same time, these phones will support 12 regional languages. To attract more users to buy, Samsung has tied up with Vodafone to offer a plan where the users would get 200MB of data per month for the first 6 [+more]

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How to Make Smartphones Lighter: Samsung Graphene Breakthrough Could Pave Way For Lighter, Flexible Devices

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Korean giant Samsung has finally announced that it has met success to an extent in making graphene. This spells chances that smartphones and gadgets in the future could be more flexible. How to Make Smartphones Lighter? With this latest breakthrough, carbon atoms stand densely clubbed in a latticed hexagon on lines of honeycomb. Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology has collaborated with Sungkyunkwan University and is now numero uno to have utilized method for synthesis for graphene production. This could mean a deal breaker for use on semi conductors. Samsung’s breakthrough will now make the entire process easier. Graphene, in this stage could bring about better heat conductance ratio and flexibility for use on semi conductors, chipsets and the likes.  Also Read:  Google Is Central to Latest Apple-Samsung $2 bn Case, But How? New Samsung Gear 2 OS Is Tizen, Moves Away From Android

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Google Is Central to Latest Apple-Samsung $2 bn Case, But How?

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Apple has once again filed a suit against Samsung seeking $2 billion in damages. The iPhone maker has said Samsung has violated five of its mobile software patents. Yet again, a battle of the giants will be fought at a San Jose courtroom. However, Samsung has said that it has licensed 4 of such features as a part of the Android operating system of Google. This has dragged Google into the big fight. Apple and Samsung are leaders in the smartphone market and they have been in a tough fight in sales for the last couple of years. Together, both of them are accountable for maximum profit generated in the smartphone market. However, it’s important to consider here that a major part of the fight is due to their operating systems—Apple’s iOS versus Google’s Android OS. The world is divided between Google and Apple because their dominant operating systems provide [+more]

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New Samsung Gear 2 OS Is Tizen, Moves Away From Android

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The most interesting launches at the MWC in Barcelona this year have clearly been from Samsung. They launched the much-awaited Samsung S5 with finger print features. Alongside, they also launched their second smartwatch, the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and a fitness band called Gear Fit. Samsung took the leading in wearable technology with the Samsung Smartwatch that was launched in 2013. However, now that things are in the running, it seems Samsung has made some significant changes to its maiden smartwatch. While the Galaxy Gear worked on Google’s Android OS, the latest Gear 2 OS is Tizen. It’s being said that the primary reason for the shift in OS is to enhance battery life. The Gear 2 comes in two models—Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo and runs Tizen OS that was developed by Samsung with various partners. The new Samsung smartwatch comes in three interesting colors–black, orange and brown. [+more]

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Top 3 Tablets; Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Vs Google Nexus 7 Vs Apple iPad 5: The Beasts Take The Charge

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The tech world has given us an array of tabs and devices that not only made our world easier but also interesting. From the wide range that’s available now-a-days, let’s compare the beasts i.e. Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, Google Nexus 7 and Apple iPad 5. Sporting an 8-megapixel rear camera, the Apple iPad 5 is made thinner and lighter. Apple iPad 5 is speculated to sport a 9.7-inch screen, running A7 Quad core processor and firm’s upcoming iOS 7. Along with Retina Display, the new iPad 5 might roll out with 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage choices. Set for release in October this year, the Google Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 come in the same price range, below $200.    Sporting a 7-inch screen, the Nexus 7 stands 7.81 inches tall with 4.72 inches width and 0.41 inches thickness. The device weighs about 340 grams and holds [+more]

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Top 5 Reasons Why Apple iPhone 6 Towers Over Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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With Apple’s next-gen smartphone iPhone 6 all set to unveil next week, let’s stack it up against Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to see how it towers over the latter. Size Sporting a 5.7-inch display, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 looks like a giant device as compared to Apple iPhone 6’s rumored 4-inch screen. This means the former will be heavier and thicker, hence less pocketable in contrast with the latter. Software The iPhone 6 will run on apple’s upcoming iOS 7 operating system whereas the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface. However, Apple is speculated to add some extra exciting features including improved camera choices and a fingerprint reader. Longevity Apple will continually offer regular updates to its iOS 7, which users will enjoy till the firm comes out with iOS 11. However, Samsung has failed to show any such commitment [+more]

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Anticipation Building Up For IFA 2013: From Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to HTC One Max

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Welcoming the invention, new technologies and latest gadgets, tech freaks await to see what IFA brings every year. Let’s take a look at expected inventions this year.   Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will debut at this year’s IFA. Designed to roll out in two versions, one variant of the Galaxy Note 3 could hold the new Exynos 5 Octa processor and the other a quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip. Holding 3GB of RAM, the device might sport a 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and LTE. Samsung Galaxy Gear Along with Note 3, the Korean manufacturer will disclose its Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Expected to have around five colors, the smartwatch might hit the shelves by September end. Sony’s flagship smartphones Sony might unveil its next flagship waterproof smartphones under three names including the Honami, the Xperia i1 and the Xperia Z1. Lenovo’s multi-mode fun With an event [+more]

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