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Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday its CEO and Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun plans to step down from management, deepening concerns over a leadership vacuum at the tech giant after group scion Jay Y. Lee was jailed for bribery.

The surprise resignation of Samsung’s chip and display head came as he was expected to take a bigger role following Lee’s arrest in February and the departures of other key executives in the wake of the bribery scandal.

The move came on the same day the South Korean smartphone maker forecast record third-quarter operating profit on the back of the memory chip business which Kwon was instrumental in building into the world leader.

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Earlier today, Microsoft and Samsung announced the latest Windows Mixed Reality headset: the Samsung HMD Odyssey. At $499, it’s certainly one of the pricier options out of all the Windows Mixed Reality headsets so far. And for good reason. Not only does it come with integrated AKG headphones — which is very similar to the Rift’s design — it has absolutely stunning image quality.

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The Galaxy Note 8-related rumors and leaks are popping up constantly, and a new image has just surfaced in China, it’s showing off all the color variants of Samsung’s upcoming phablet. If you take a look at the provided image, you’ll be able to see eight different color variants of Samsung’s flagship phablet. As you can see, the front side of the device is not pictured here, but the front side of the Galaxy Note 8 will be black either way, no matter what color variant you get, as was the case with the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus.

 

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Samsung on Tuesday officially launched voice capabilities for its Bixby smart sidekick in the US, about three months after the artificial intelligence technology first became available on its new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus phones. The company had delayed the launch and missed its own promised “later this spring” deadline, at least in the US.

Owners of its newest phones will be able to access Bixby Voice after downloading a software update, rolling out at 9 p.m. PT. South Korean users, who’ve had access to Bixby Voice in the Korean language since May 1, will also be able to now access the English language capabilities. The company didn’t say when Bixby Voice will be available in other countries.

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It isn’t long now until the Galaxy Note 8 launches, and given the radical changes coming it seems even Samsung can’t resist ‘accidentally’ teasing this phone…

Using the company’s official Twitter account for its Exynos chipsets, today Samsung tweeted a promotion for the Exynos 8895 – the chipset used in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. But the phone used in the promotion was neither of these well known flagships.

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It seems like the Galaxy S8 is the top-ranked smartphone by Consumer Reports, well, to be more specific, the Galaxy S8 Plus is. The Galaxy S8 is second placed, and it is followed by the Galaxy S7 Edge and the LG G6, which means that the first three smartphones on the list are all manufactured by Samsung. For those of you who are wondering where does the iPhone 7 fit in, well, the iPhone 7 Plus is takes the fifth place on this list.

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Alongside the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the South Korean giant has announced a partnership with Visa to expand the scope of its Samsung Pay mobile payments service. Later this year, Samsung Pay users will soon be able to use the service where the Visa Checkout service is accepted. This will help in adoption of Samsung Pay grow quickly around the globe.

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 will likely be the South Korean firm’s biggest test yet: a phone that has to live up to the highest expectations and also the toughest scrutiny.

Even in normal circumstances, the stakes are high when a phone maker unveils its latest flagship handset. But the past few months have been anything but normal for Samsung.

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The amsung Galaxy S8 has been shown off online once more.

The new flagship Android smartphone is set to be officially revealed to the world next Wednesday, March 29th, but a host of major leaks has already given us a great look at the device.

Samsung is expected to reveal two new smartphones during its presentation with a standard Galaxy S8 and a larger S8+ both rumoured to be launching.

The S8 looks likely to include a host of new features such as improved photography and facial recognition for easy access to the device.

 

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The launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ are now just a few days away, and leaks have already told us almost everything about the smartphones. The latest one comes in the form of press shots that show the device from two angles and various colour options. Alongside, prce details have been leaked.

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