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U.S. tells consumers to stop using fire-prone Samsung phones

A U.S. government safety agency on Friday urged all consumers to stop using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones, which are prone to catch fire, and top airlines globally banned their use during flights. Following reports that the phones’ batteries have combusted during charging and normal use, the U.S. Consumer Product …

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Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 phones after battery fires

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has recalled all Galaxy Note 7 smartphones equipped with batteries it has found to be fire-prone and halted their sales in 10 markets, denting a revival of the firm’s mobile business. Koh Dong-jin, head of the South Korean company’s smartphone business, declined to comment on how …

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Samsung shares hit over Galaxy Note delays, battery explosion claims

Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) touched two-week lows on Thursday on concerns for mobile earnings after it delayed shipments of its premium Galaxy Note 7 smartphone amid reports of exploding batteries. The firm announced the delays for quality control testing late on Wednesday and also said Galaxy Note …

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Samsung takes fight to Apple with mobile wallet strategy

Smartphone leader Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) has for years been a spectator as Apple (AAPL.O) built a services “ecosystem” supporting its products. But now, as the two develop the market for mobile payments, the Korean tech giant is taking the fight to its U.S. archrival. For Apple, offering users the ability …

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To halt smartphone slide, Samsung rewrites playbook

From the way it chooses smartphone components to the models it brings to market, Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) has undergone a painful process of breaking from its past to reverse a slide in its handset business. For example, the world’s largest smartphone maker agonized over camera specs for its flagship Galaxy …

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