Samsung Electronics plans to include Internet-enabled sensors across its devices which can help the company get usage pattern data.
The cheapest one came for just Rs 251 while another made global headlines for catching fire.Year 2016 has indeed been the year of smartphones — for right reasons or wrong — as these powerful-yet-affordable devices pushed India ahead of the US as the world’s second-largest Internet userbase, with 2017 promising to be even better.
Handset and electronics business, one of the sectors worst hit by demonetisation, are looking at the government for relief.
Samsung Electronics is ending production of its problematic Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, taking the drastic step of killing off a device that became a major headache for the South Korean electronics maker.
It was the smartphone Galaxy Note fans had been waiting for. One that was supposed to pack in the best that Samsung had on offer along with some features that no other manufacturer could come up with. It even featured a not-so-popular iris scanner that Samsung advertised about apart from its water resistant capabilities. But even with the best design from Samsung in a decade, Samsung was in a rush to deliver its flagship product for the year before Apple and LG. Rushing your product in stores comes with some drawbacks as devices usually do not get enough time in the testing phase. And all of this (along with some bad PR) has resulted in the massacre of the Samsung brand.
Samsung today is in a very tight spot. I’m not talking about now, but over the past few weeks ago. As for what’s happening right now, the buzz around the web points to five of its replaced Galaxy Note 7 phablets catching fire, which is an even bigger problem. But it doesn’t end there. Samsung has something off epic proportions headed its way. No, it’s not about how it discards those faulty smartphones, but the hurricane of lawsuits and problems related to customer service, ones that Samsung has yet to address formally. Right now it simply appears the company’s communications team has taken a step back.