Samsung signs MOU with Tonga’s Minister of Education to unleash the best future for Tonga’s students

Tonga is the first Island nation to sign-up to the competition which aims to drive a new level of innovative thinking and problem-solving amongst the country’s youth.

Today Tonga’s Minister of Education, Isikeli Oko met with Samsung New Zealand’s President HM Chun, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding agreement to bring Samsung’s flagship Corporate Sustainability Program, Solve for Tomorrow to the students of Tonga.

A Better, Healthier Planet Starts Here – Samsung’s Sustainability Efforts in Southeast Asia & Oceania

At Samsung Electronics, we are taking active steps to make a difference to environmental sustainability today and for future generations. With the unique size and complexity of our business, we believe that our size and scale mean that our ongoing investments in environmental health have an opportunity to make significant impact.


Hence in September 2022, we announced our new global environmental strategy to tackle climate change holistically as an organisation.

Samsung to invest in South Korea mega chip-making plan

This will be put towards building five chip factories, the firm told the BBC.

Samsung is the world's biggest maker of memory chips, smartphones and TVs.

Under the official plan, companies in high-tech industries will be offered incentives like expanded tax breaks and infrastructure support.

"The mega cluster will be the key base of our semiconductor ecosystem," South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said in a statement on Wednesday.

New Samsung Leak Reveals Stunning Galaxy S23 Design Decision

A new leak from Roland Quandt, and subsequent marketing images from drbeel_techno, have confirmed the Galaxy S23 range will ship with a special edition of Qualcomm’s fastest chipset, which Samsung will market as the ‘Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 For Galaxy’. It’s a stunning decision because it upsets the relative equality of Android components and will potentially leave rivals behind for years to come.


Samsung meets with country leaders at the Pacific Islands Forum

Present at the event, Samsung’s Corporate President and Head Corporate Management- Hark Kyu Park explained the advantages of Busan as the host city for 2030 World Expo, to the major government officials from the Pacific Islands countries.

Kyu Park met Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama on 11 July and Samoa's Prime Minister Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa on 12 July.

He explained Samsung's innovation technology cases and global social contribution activities.


Samsung pulls ad with drag queen after backlash

Several social media users alleged it was "an attempt to push LGBT ideology".

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Samsung said it was aware the video "may be perceived as insensitive and offensive".

Singapore remains largely conservative on LGBTQ issues, even as local groups call for greater acceptance.

The ad was meant to promote Samsung's new wearable products, like noise-cancelling earbuds and a smart watch with a heart rate monitor.

Samsung surprises with Galaxy Flip Z Oscars reveal

The device was revealed ahead of its heavily-rumoured official unveiling at the Galaxy Unpacked event on 11 February.

The first-look focused on the smartphone's ability to sit at a 90-degree angle during video calls.

It also noted that the presence of a "small crease" on the screen was a "normal characteristic".

The surprise advert confirmed that previously leaked renders of the device were mostly accurate.

Samsung profits tumble as it warns of 'challenges' ahead

The world's biggest smartphone and memory chip maker said operating profit fell 56% from a year earlier.

The results reflect a broader industry slowdown, weighed down by the US-China trade war.

The firm also faces more possible disruption to its chip business due to a trade row between Seoul and Tokyo.

The South Korean firm posted operating profit of 6.6 trillion Korean won ($5.6bn; £4.6bn) for the three months to June, a 56% drop from the 14.87 trillion Korean won posted in the same period a year earlier. The result was in line with company estimates.

Samsung sued over water-resistant phone claims

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) alleges Samsung's adverts made "false" claims about using its phones while swimming and surfing.

The ACCC said it had reviewed more than 300 Samsung adverts before launching its legal action.

Samsung told Reuters it would defend the case and stood by its adverts.

In its statement, the ACCC said Samsung adverts depicted phones being exposed to seawater and swimming pools and claimed that this would not affect the device during its working life.

Samsung working on home smart speaker

DJ Koh, head of Samsung's mobile division, told CNBC News: "I am already working on it."

The company already has a voice-controlled assistant called Bixby on some of its devices, which can send messages and set reminders.

One analyst said Samsung would have to differentiate itself from competitors.

Voice-controlled smart speakers are typically used to play music, set a timer, add items to a shopping list and control other internet-connected gadgets around the home.