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Bid44,000.00 x 0
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Day's Range43,300.00 - 43,800.00
52 Week Range36,850.00 - 48,450.00
Avg. Volume9,876,960
Market Cap291.709T
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.14
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Earnings DateOct 29, 2019 - Nov 5, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield1,416.00 (3.24%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-06-27
1y Target Est54,903.00
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review

    It’s true, you’ve got the Galaxy Note to thank for your big phone. Of course, much of the mainstreaming of larger phones comes courtesy of a much improved screen to body ratio, another place where Samsung has continued to lead the way. Samsung didn’t do the product any favors by dropping the pretense of distinction between the Note and its Galaxy S line.

  • Reuters

    Samsung Display considers suspending output at South Korean LCD plant

    South Korean panel maker Samsung Display said on Friday it is considering suspending one of its liquid crystal display (LCD) production lines at home due to a supply glut. Samsung Display, a unit of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, currently operates two LCD production sites in South Korea and one in China. "Samsung Display has been adjusting the production output and facility operation due to oversupply and worsening profitability, and we are still considering the suspension of the line, but nothing has been decided," the company said in a statement.

  • The memory game: Chip companies giving mixed signals about a rebound

    The memory game: Chip companies giving mixed signals about a rebound

    Memory stores what has happened in the past, but can’t tell you what will happen in the future. It seems the same is true of memory companies.

  • Samsung Galaxy’s blockchain wallet gets ready to support Bitcoin

    Samsung Galaxy’s blockchain wallet gets ready to support Bitcoin

    Developers can now prepare their apps to store Bitcoin in the native wallet on Samsung’s blockchain-friendly phones.

  • FAA Bans Recalled MacBook Pros From Flights

    FAA Bans Recalled MacBook Pros From Flights

    (Bloomberg) -- U.S. airline safety regulators banned select MacBook Pro laptops on flights after Apple Inc. recently said that some units had batteries that posed a fire risk.In a statement, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it was “aware of the recalled batteries that are used in some Apple MacBook Pro laptops” and stated that it alerted major U.S. airlines about the recall.The watchdog also reminded airlines to follow 2016 safety instructions for goods with recalled batteries, which means that the affected Apple laptops should not be taken on flights as cargo or in carry-on baggage by passengers.The European Union Aviation Safety Agency issued a warning about these MacBook Pro models earlier this month, telling airlines in the region to follow 2017 rules that require devices with recalled lithium-ion batteries to be switched off and not used during flights.The Apple laptops in question are some 15-inch MacBook Pros sold between September 2015 and February 2017. Apple issued the recall in June, saying it had “determined that, in a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units, the battery may overheat and pose a fire safety risk.”This week, four airlines with cargo operations managed by Total Cargo Expertise -- TUI Group Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Air Italy, and Air Transat -- implemented a ban, barring the laptops from being brought onto the carriers’ planes as cargo, according to an internal notice obtained by Bloomberg News.“Please note that the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro laptop, sold between mid-2015 to February-2017 is prohibited on board any of our mandate carriers,” a TCE operations coordinator wrote to employees.A spokesperson for TUI Group Airlines said airport staff and flight attendants will start making announcements about these MacBook Pros at the gate and before takeoff. Laptops that have replaced batteries won’t be impacted, the spokesperson said. The company also posted a notice on its website banning the recalled computers on board, in both cargo and passenger areas of its planes. It’s unclear what efforts will, if any, be made at U.S. airports.“Customer safety is always Apple’s top priority, and we have voluntarily decided to replace affected batteries, free of charge,” Apple said in a June statement. Once new batteries are installed in the laptops, customers are free to fly with the computers.According to a Canadian notice from June, about 432,000 MacBook Pros sold in the U.S. were included in the recall. Roughly 26,000 units sold in Canada were impacted, too, while the number sold in Europe hasn’t been disclosed.In a July 10 tweet following an incident involving a MacBook, the FAA said “recalled batteries do not fly.”The MacBook Pro isn’t the first consumer tech device to be barred from airlines. In 2016, Samsung Electronics Co.’s Note 7 was banned from U.S. flights due to a fire hazard after the handset’s battery exploded in multiple incidents. Recently recalled laptops like those from HP Inc. may also be banned by the FAA’s rules.While there have been repeated incidents of phones, laptops and other devices overheating and catching fire in passenger compartments of planes, it hasn’t ever caused a fire to spread. The flames can be extinguished with water and flight attendants are trained how to address it. There have been at least three accidents, two of them fatal, on cargo airlines since 2006 in which lithium batteries were suspected of helping spread fires. Stricter rules on shipping them have been introduced since then.U.S. aviation regulations prohibit carrying recalled batteries on flights unless they’ve been replaced or stored in special packaging that inhibits fires, according to FAA guidelines on hazardous materials.\--With assistance from Richard Weiss.To contact the reporters on this story: Mark Gurman in Los Angeles at mgurman1@bloomberg.net;Alan Levin in Washington at alevin24@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Tom Giles at tgiles5@bloomberg.net, Alistair Barr, Mark MilianFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Reuters

    UPDATE 7-Trump delays tariffs on Chinese cellphones, laptops, toys; markets jump

    The delay which, affects about half of the $300 billion target list of Chinese goods - along with news of renewed trade discussions between U.S. and Chinese officials - sent stocks sharply higher and drew cautious relief from retailers and technology groups. Trump's 10% tariffs will be effective from Dec. 15 for thousands of products including clothing and footwear, possibly buttressing the holiday selling season from some of the fallout from the protracted trade spat between the world's two largest economies.

  • Financial Times

    Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus to roll out new 5G device

    OnePlus, China’s upstart smartphone maker, is preparing a global rollout of its new 5G device this year, as it looks to expand in the US and win more customers from Huawei, Apple and Samsung. OnePlus has managed to buck the smartphone market’s decline this year, after winning rave reviews for its latest device, the 7 Pro, which sports a pop-out camera and smooth-scrolling technology.

  • Financial Times

    Japan/South Korea trade war: guilt edged

    No one wins a trade war in the end. A spat between South Korea and Japan, triggered by a row over compensation for wartime forced labour, will be no exception. In the latest escalation, both countries have removed one another from trade whitelists and South Korea’s national pension fund has threatened to disinvest from Japanese companies.

  • Are Samsung Smartphones a Threat to Axon Body Cams?
    Motley Fool

    Are Samsung Smartphones a Threat to Axon Body Cams?

    At least one law enforcement agency is using the devices as body cameras, and more could follow.

  • Huawei Takes a Step Toward Replacing Google’s Phone Software

    Huawei Takes a Step Toward Replacing Google’s Phone Software

    (Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. Huawei Technologies Co. took the wraps off its “HarmonyOS” operating system Friday, offering the first glimpses of in-house software that may someday replace Google’s Android and reduce its reliance on American technology.To begin with, the open-source software will skip smartphones and instead find its way into everything from cars and watches to personal computers by 2020, Richard Yu, chief executive of the consumer business said during a launch event. Earbuds and virtual reality goggles will follow. Huawei is considering running the OS on its upcoming flagship Mate 30, he told reporters.“Because we support Google’s Android ecosystem, we will prioritize Android for smartphones. If we can’t use Android, we can install HarmonyOS quickly,” Yu said at Huawei’s developers conference in Dongguan. “We had a great chance to become the world’s biggest vendor by shipment -- if not for the trade war.”HarmonyOS, previously code-named “Hongmeng” or “Ark,” is an important part of Huawei’s effort to develop alternatives in response to sanctions on American technology it needs to make its gear. Underscoring the unpredictability of supply, Bloomberg News reported the White House is delaying a decision about licenses for U.S. companies to resume selling to Huawei.China’s largest technology company has found itself at the center of sensitive trade negotiations between Beijing and Washington, with the latter accusing its geopolitical rival of stealing technology and posing a risk to U.S. national security. Irrespective of how the talks play out, Trump administrative curbs have all but smothered Huawei’s goal of overtaking Samsung Electronics Co. to become the world’s largest maker of smartphones.While Huawei’s operating system may serve it well in its domestic market, any plans to dethrone Google’s Android globally will be misplaced, according to Neil Shah, research director at Counterpoint Research.“Huawei with deep pockets and scale in China can pull this off in the domestic market, but to reach Google Android level service integration and app quality outside China is going to be less trivial and a mammoth task,” he said.Huawei seems confident it can do it. “Our HarmonyOS is more powerful and secure than Android, and it has greater distributed capability and is future-facing,” Yu said. “Can HarmonyOS be installed on smartphones? Of course.”For HarmonyOS to work, Huawei will need developers to build apps for its ecosystem -- a major question mark around its fledgling software. “It took Android a decade to reach here with deep integration of Google Mobile Services, and it now has a well curated and relatively secure App Store with millions of apps, advanced AI capabilities,” Shah added.Last year, Huawei spent at least 500 million yuan ($70 million) to lure developers to work on its homegrown OS, and the company may invest more this year, said Yu. “The biggest attraction is our profit-sharing scheme. We may only keep 10% of the app profits and leave the rest to developers,” he said.The efficacy of HarmonyOS is something Huawei still has to prove. Yu went into back-end technical details but refrained from describing consumer-facing features, suggesting it may not yet be ready for prime-time.To help with app migration, HarmonyOS will be built on the Linux and Huawei’s own LiteOS kernels for now, Yu said, which will change in future generations of the OS.Two months into a Trump administration ban that cut off Huawei from American suppliers, Huawei is starting to feel the pinch. It warned of a tougher performance in the second half of 2019 and has been internally preparing for a drop in overseas smartphone shipments of a staggering 60 million units. Yu said Friday that sanctions imposed in May had already reduced smartphone shipments by more than 10 million units in the second quarter.Huawei is delaying the release of its first foldable smartphone Mate X because of “production volume issues”. Yu warned buyers may have to wait until November for the long-awaited product. The postponement is a major blow for the Chinese company, which is battling Samsung and Apple in the global smartphone market.Huawei has looked to its home turf to offset international headwinds. The company has assigned as many as 10,000 engineers, working across three shifts a day, to develop alternatives to American software and components. Huawei already designs its own HiSilicon Kirin processors, though it retains a reliance on U.S. firms such as Qualcomm Inc. and Broadcom Inc. for additional wireless chips.And it’s focusing on domestic sales: the company commanded 37% of the Chinese smartphone market in the second quarter, according to IDC, giving it roughly the same share as the second and third largest vendors combined. Strong home-market sales boosted Huawei’s shipments by 24% to 118 million units in the first half, the company said earlier.(Updates with comments from analyst in the seventh paragraph.)\--With assistance from Simran Jagdev.To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Gao Yuan in Beijing at ygao199@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Edwin Chan at echan273@bloomberg.net, Colum Murphy, Vlad SavovFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • How Huawei Is Trying to Trade War-Proof Its Software

    How Huawei Is Trying to Trade War-Proof Its Software

    (Bloomberg) -- Huawei Technologies Co. on Friday offered the first glimpse of an in-house software that may someday replace Google’s Android, an important step toward reducing its reliance on American technology.“HarmonyOS,” previously code-named “Hongmeng,” is a long-gestating operating system that could soon find its way into smart TVs and lower-end phones. The OS embodies Huawei’s shift toward self-reliance as American sanctions cut it off from vital technology, and escalating U.S.-Chinese tariffs jeopardize a carefully orchestrated global supply chain. Huawei’s efforts actually mirror Apple Inc.’s: to develop vertically-integrated supply and production lines that help reduce exposure to inclement market forces, unreliable suppliers and unpredictable events like international trade disputes.The newly hostile environment is putting to the test not just Apple’s “Designed in California, Assembled in China” slogan, but the overall preparedness of two smartphone-making giants as the decades-old made-in-China model fractures. Here’s a look at how dependent Apple and Huawei are on external suppliers.OS: Apple’s strength has always been the integration of software with hardware, and it has absolute control over iOS. Huawei is trying to do the same with HarmonyOS, but it has everything left to prove, starting today. For the foreseeable future, Huawei remains dependent on Android for its mainstream smartphones, especially outside China. Advantage: Apple.Software ecosystem: The enormous fortress of iTunes, the App Store and a dedicated following of enthusiastic app developers is a huge and profitable edge for Apple’s mobile business. Huawei will need developers to build valuable apps for its ecosystem, which is another major question mark. Advantage: Apple.Processors: Both design their own processors but neither controls their actual production. Instead, they rely on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to put them together and on SoftBank Group Corp.’s Arm for the licenses they need to design semiconductors. Advantage: Neither.Memory and storage: SK Hynix Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. and Micron Technology Inc. anchor the two smartphone makers’ storage needs. The Korean duo have a significant lead on RAM modules. Neither Apple nor Huawei has the capability to produce their own storage chips, though Huawei recently launched the Nano Memory Card. Advantage: Neither.Display: Samsung is the biggest supplier of the organic light-emitting diode displays that Apple uses for its iPhone X and XS top-tier devices. Others such as Japan Display Inc. and LG Display Co. provide liquid-crystal display panels for the likes of the iPhone XR and earlier models. While Huawei is in much the same boat, it’s increasingly relying on home-team vendor BOE Technology Group Co. for its OLED panels, which are starting to win customers beyond China. In short, neither is capable of doing the manufacturing itself. Advantage: Neither.Modems: Essential to mobile connectivity, modems are only going to become more important with the transition to next-generation 5G technology. Apple recently agreed to buy Intel’s modem division, a step toward designing its own 5G chips. But Huawei is already among the leaders on this front, having announced the Balong 5G01 modem in February. As with processors, neither has its own silicon facilities so they’ll again be reliant on specialist foundries. Advantage: Huawei.Assembly: Apple and Huawei are heavily reliant on assemblers such as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., also known as Foxconn. Both also tap other Taiwanese contract manufacturers -- such as Pegatron Corp., Compal Electronics Inc. and Quanta Computer Inc. -- to varying degrees, while Huawei also relies on Flex Ltd. But unlike Apple, which decided years to outsource much of its global production in China, Huawei operates a few highly automated lines to make top-tier P series phones. Advantage: Huawei.Others: Apple and Huawei rely on a plethora of companies elsewhere in their smartphone production. U.S. companies Skyworks and Qorvo provide radio-frequency modules to facilitate 3G and LTE communications. Dutch semiconductor company NXP is the go-to supplier of NFC parts required for contactless payments. Sony Corp. is the undisputed leader in camera sensors and modules. And Apple-funded Corning Inc. supplies toughened glass. Advantage: Neither.Apple and Huawei appear to be the brains orchestrating a huge, international body of engineering muscle. They design their own software, processors, modems and phones, but ultimately have to hand those plans off to a legion of transnational suppliers and manufacturers.(Updates with OS’s unveiling from first paragraph.)To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Vlad Savov in Tokyo at vsavov5@bloomberg.net;Gao Yuan in Beijing at ygao199@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Edwin Chan at echan273@bloomberg.net, Vlad SavovFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

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  • Samsung Unpacked’s Premium Smartphone Push
    Market Realist

    Samsung Unpacked’s Premium Smartphone Push

    Smartphone giant Samsung (SSNLF) announced its latest line-up of Galaxy Note smartphones at its Samsung Unpacked event yesterday.

  • Google’s Android, the Defensive Play That Started a Revolution

    Google’s Android, the Defensive Play That Started a Revolution

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- Articles sometimes have a long gestation. One that I published this week had its roots in my disagreement with a three-year-old podcast.  In this 2016 episode of the Acquired podcast, David Rosenthal and Ben Gilbert assessed Google’s 2005 acquisition of the startup behind the Android operating system for smartphones. Rosenthal and Gilbert had a sensible view that Android was a powerful defensive shield that prevented Apple Inc. from standing between many smartphone users and Google apps and services. Google parent company Alphabet Inc. today pays billions of dollars each year to Apple to ensure that its web search service is front and center on Apple’s Safari browser for iPhones and other spots on Apple gadgets. The thinking goes that if Google didn’t have Android — and iPhones had far more than a 15% market share of worldwide smartphone sales — Google would have to hand over much larger piles of money to Apple.I agree with that assessment of Android as a defensive bulwark for Google, and it’s a view I’ve heard before. But at the time, I also believed that assessment of Android’s strategic value was too myopic. If Android had never existed, or if Google weren’t the company behind it, I don’t think smartphones would have become the globally ubiquitous technology that we now know them to be. I kept my disagreement to myself, but it was a germ of an idea that I finally laid out in an article this week in Bloomberg Businessweek about how Android was behind the global smartphone revolution and why we may never see a technology like it again. Writing that Android article also made me wonder whether I and others who write about technology for a living were focused on the wrong subjects when the smartphone boom was in its early days.If you were following technology seven or eight years ago, loads of ink was shed on legal battles between companies like Apple and Samsung Electronics Co. — among many others — over who owned essential technologies used in the emerging category of modern smartphones. Companies spent billions of dollars to arm themselves with patents that might position them to withstand courtroom challenges. With the benefit of hindsight, none of the legal fights mattered. Many of the smartphone legal fights were settled eventually with arguably little market impact. While a Samsung lawyer was calling Apple a “jihadist” and Steve Jobs threatened to “destroy” Android, people around the world were snapping up smartphones made by those companies and many others. Those people, many of whom were getting online for the first time, didn’t care one bit about who first had the idea of a rectangular mobile device with rounded edges.Certainly no one in the tech industry or tech press ignored that transformation as it was happening, but the industry’s internecine smartphone skirmishes seem positively pointless now that we can see all that has happened. Soon, more than half the world’s population will own an internet-connected mobile device — a penetration that far exceeds Bill Gates’s wild mission to put a computer on every desk and in every home. My question now is whether we are making similar mistakes again. Are the antitrust and regulatory fights over America’s technology superpowers overshadowing developments that will prove much more disruptive in a decade? Or will the technology cold war between the U.S. and China look irrelevant with the benefit of hindsight?It’s hard to know for sure in real time. But looking back at the smartphone boom was a good reminder that inevitably, the day’s hottest headlines will be subsumed by the long arc of history.A version of this column originally appeared in Bloomberg’s Fully Charged technology newsletter. You can sign up here.To contact the author of this story: Shira Ovide at sovide@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Daniel Niemi at dniemi1@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Shira Ovide is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering technology. She previously was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Financial Times

    What’s in store for Samsung and Microsoft

    To compare, I also visited the main Apple Store on Regent Street and the first Microsoft store in Europe, which opened last month a few doors away at Oxford Circus. Microsoft's new flagship features a big Xbox gaming lounge, a real-life McLaren Senna sports car plugged into the Forza video game, HoloLens headsets and lots of Surface devices.

  • It’s Samsung Versus Samsung in Phone Wars

    It’s Samsung Versus Samsung in Phone Wars

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- The biggest rival for Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy Note 10 may not be the most obvious one.Apple Inc. and Huawei Technologies Inc. are the first names that come to mind. At around $1,000, Samsung’s latest premium device isn’t really competing with the plethora of mid- to low-end offerings from a half-dozen Chinese brands. It comes in two sizes, 6.3-inch at $949 and 6.8-inch starting at $1,099, and includes a stylus. The one innovation is its all-screen front, continuing Samsung’s trend of shrinking the bezel that frames most handsets.I don’t see the Note as an iPhone challenger, though. Most consumers are either in the iOS camp, or they’re not. Few users cross over between Apple and Samsung because of the annoyances of switching operating system. It’s possible that Samsung will be the first choice of those looking to switch to Android, but the Note 10 probably won’t be the device that compels them to do so.“The absence of radically new capabilities may be the biggest drawback for the Note 10,” write Sohee Kim and Mark Gurman of Bloomberg News. That’s a fair assessment, and means that there’s probably not enough reason in this offering for iOS fans to end their long-standing relationship with the iPhone.Huawei is arguably the more formidable challenger. And yet recent difficulties faced by the Chinese company in pushing overseas, especially developed European and American markets, work in the South Korean player’s favor because these are precisely the places Samsung can expect to sell the Note 10. What’s likely to get customers to make the move is the suite of software innovations that comes with the Note 10. Most notable is its tie-up with Microsoft Corp., which allows the phone to connect and sync with a Windows PC, similar to how iPhones and Macs interact. This could help win over corporate customers as well as as the Bring Your Own Device crowd that use their devices primarily for work. The fact that it’s not a Huawei will make it an easier sell to chief technology officers.In the end, upgrade apathy is the real threat to the Note 10, as it is for premium devices from Apple or Huawei. For Samsung, the situation is made worse by the knowledge that there’s a far more exciting device on the horizon: the Galaxy Fold. One reason Apple hates leaks about the next iPhone update is that it hurts sales of the current device. Samsung does itself no favors by telling customers what’s coming next just as they’re pulling out their wallets to buy the what’s on the market now.Admittedly, Samsung’s first foldable smartphone faces hurdles of its own. Samsung made itself look bad by fumbling the execution of the Fold, as I wrote in April. There’s no doubt that many consumers will shy away from the Fold because of pre-release reports of problems with the bendable screen, which forced Samsung to delay the launch.On the other hand, a lot of consumers will be excited by the prospect of something radically new, especially given that the Note 10 lacks that wow factor. So it’s likely sales of the Note 10 will be cannibalized by a product that’s yet to hit the market.We shouldn’t rule out the possibility of strong sales. While the Note 10 may be little different from the Note 9, the predecessor device sold close to 10 million units. Samsung’s S10 handset got off to a strong start when it was launched in March, according to Counterpoint Research, despite being unveiled at the same time as the Fold. Still, I’d argue that the smaller-screened S10 is less of a competitor to the Fold than the Note 10.If the Fold fails in the hands of reviewers and early adopters when it’s finally released next month, then Samsung may miss out twice on a sale, as some customers decide to shun both devices. That’s the own-goal it will most want to avoid. To contact the author of this story: Tim Culpan at tculpan1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Matthew Brooker at mbrooker1@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Tim Culpan is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering technology. He previously covered technology for Bloomberg News.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Financial Times

    Samsung phones to share seamlessly with Windows PCs

    Samsung has struck a broad alliance with Microsoft to bring Apple-style interoperability between its latest smartphones and Windows PCs. The new “Link to Windows” button in Samsung’s Note 10 will wirelessly synchronise files and notifications from the smartphone to the user’s Windows PC.

  • Bloomberg

    Microsoft and Samsung Cozy up With Office Apps on Galaxy Note 10

    (Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp. is deepening a partnership with Samsung Electronics Co., integrating Office applications with Samsung’s newly unveiled Galaxy Note 10 as Microsoft tries to get more customers to use Office on mobile phones.The new phone will come with the Outlook email app pre-installed and offer users access to Word, Excel and PowerPoint, the two companies said at an unveiling event in New York City. Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella joined Samsung officials on stage to underscore the closeness of the upgraded collaboration. Microsoft will sell the Galaxy Note 10 at its retail stores. With Microsoft out of the phone-making business, luring more mobile users to Android and iOS versions of Office has become increasingly important to the company’s strategy and sales. That’s pushed the Redmond, Washington-based software maker back into the arms of Samsung’s mobile unit – a business that has been both a Microsoft partner since the early days of Microsoft’s phone ambitions and an antagonist that Microsoft sued over Android royalty payments in 2014. For Samsung, the Note 10 lineup is an effort to reverse a slide in profitability and fend off rivals like Apple Inc., Huawei Technologies Co. and other fast-growing Chinese vendors. The Android-based Galaxy Note 10 line will consist of a 6.3-inch edition and a larger 6.8-inch model called Note 10+, with prices starting at $949 for the smaller version. The phone features a nearly all-screen front punctuated by a hole at the top for the selfie camera. It also drops the headphone jack, a first for a flagship Samsung phone. In a further connection with Microsoft, the Note 10 includes a pair of new features meant to match the strong link and synchronization between Apple’s phones, tablets and computers.  “Link to Windows” lets users synchronize text messages and photos wirelessly between a Samsung phone and a Windows PC via a Microsoft account. Another new mechanism, an enhanced version of Samsung’s DeX offering, lets you connect the Note 10 via a USB cable to a Mac or PC to view a phone interface as a computer application. It also allows file transfers.It’s not the first time Microsoft apps have come packaged with a Samsung device – the Galaxy S6 and S7 started that practice – and Microsoft has also sold Samsung devices in its stores. But the partnership reflects the ongoing efforts by Microsoft to fuel growth for the Office and Windows PC software businesses in a world where customers rely on other companies’ phones and tablets. At its New York event, Samsung also unveiled a new ARM processor-based Windows laptop called the Galaxy Book S, which was developed with Microsoft and chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. \--With assistance from Mark Gurman.To contact the authors of this story: Dina Bass in Seattle at dbass2@bloomberg.netSohee Kim in Seoul at skim847@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Vlad Savov at vsavov5@bloomberg.netFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 10, with bigger screen and no headphone jack

    Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 10, with bigger screen and no headphone jack

    Samsung executives have long poked fun at rivals for ditching the headphone jack in smartphones. With the new Galaxy Note 10, the company will now be doing exactly the same thing.

  • Samsung's new Note takes on Huawei in selfie beauty pageant

    Samsung's new Note takes on Huawei in selfie beauty pageant

    SEOUL/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Samsung unveiled a new version of the Galaxy Note smartphone on Wednesday with fast 5G network connection and improved camera features, hoping the premium model helps it revive slumping profit and widen the gap with struggling rival Huawei. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has emerged as the biggest beneficiary of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's trouble in the second quarter with a nearly 7% jump in smartphone sales, as the Chinese firm sold fewer phones in the global market after it was put on a U.S. trade blacklist in May. With emphasis on improved video and photography features, which helped Huawei become the world's No.2 smartphone vendor, Samsung hopes the Galaxy Note 10 will appeal to YouTubers and fans of social media.

  • Samsung’s Galaxy Note gets even larger (and smaller)

    Samsung’s Galaxy Note gets even larger (and smaller)

    With the average phone size hovering about 5.5 inches these days, Samsung clearly won that round. Today in Brooklyn, Samsung is pushing things even further, with the introduction of a new subset of Galaxy Note devices. Among other things, the introduction of a new model differentiates the line slightly from Samsung’s other flagship line.

  • Samsung reveals 108-megapixel image sensor, Ninja blasts Twitch

    Samsung reveals 108-megapixel image sensor, Ninja blasts Twitch

    Today's major tech stories include the reveal of Samsung's 108-megapixel mobile image sensor, Ninja blasts Twitch over the use of his offline channel and social sites facing fines in the UK over an upcoming content crackdown.

  • Samsung's Unpacked event dishes a pair of Note 10s

    Samsung's Unpacked event dishes a pair of Note 10s

    Today's major technology headlines include Samsung's Unpacked event in Brooklyn, which saw the debut of two new devices, the Note 10 and Note 10 Plus. Both phones will boast Snapdragon 855 chips, but come in two different screen sizes. Samsung also used the Unpacked event to showcase its newest notebook, the Galaxy Book S.