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Galaxy Note 9 offers longer life, bigger screen

Galaxy Note 9 is now Samsung’s most important phone. It matters because lacklustre Galaxy S9 sales mean falling revenues. A successful Note launch could help reverse that. Two days before the launch I wrote that the Galaxy Note 9 had better be good. How did Samsung do? The Galaxy Note 9 is impressive by any […]

Sluggish demand dents Samsung profit

Samsung reported a second-quarter operating profit of US$13.4 billion. That’s up 5.7 percent on the same time as a year ago, but behind analyst expectations. Revenue for the quarter dropped 4 percent year-on-year. The company blamed the missed estimate on weak Galaxy S9 phone demand. Shipments were 20 percent lower than for the Galaxy S8 […]

Lack of innovation hurts phone makers

There are signs the lack of innovation in recent times is hurting phone makers. Reuters reports from Seoul: Samsung is expected to post its smallest profit growth in more than a year in the second quarter, as lackluster sales of its premium Galaxy smartphones overshadow its highly profitable chip business. Analysts expect Samsung’s smartphone sales […]