Samsung has been stung by Apple’s new iPhones, ceding global market share after the larger-screen devices captured sales in a segment pioneered by the Galaxy S lineup.  (Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg)

Samsung Electronics is expected to release two new versions of its top-tier Galaxy smartphone next month, including a model with a display covering th(...)

Models pose for photographs next to Samsung Electronics’ S’UHD smart television sets during its launch event in Seoul. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

As Samsung Electronics sells fewer of its own smartphones, the South Korean group’s components businesses are under pressure to pick up the slack and (...)

JK Shin, president and Head of IT and Mobile Communication Division of Samsung Electronics, shows off company’s new Gear Fit fitness band during its launching ceremony at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year. Photograph: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

Samsung Electronics defied speculation it would drop the head of its underperforming mobile division, as the Samsung Group’s heir apparent opted to ke(...)

Sebastian Nystrom, head of product business at Nokia Technologies, presents the new Android tablet, the N1.  photograph: reuters/heikki saukkomaa/lehtikuva

The N1, Nokia’s new brand-licensed tablet computer designed to rival Apple’s iPad Mini, was launched this week just six months after Nokia sold its ai(...)

A man tries out a Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note Edge during the 2014 Korea Electronics Show in Goyang

Samsung has accused Nvidia of infringing several of its chip-related patents and for making false claims about its products, counter-suing after Nvid(...)

Samsung Electronics posted the smallest quarterly earnings in more than two years as profit margins are squeezed by competition from Apple’s new iPhones and cheaper Chinese devices. Photo: Patrick Bloomberg

Samsung Electronics posted the smallest quarterly earnings in more than two years as profit margins are squeezed by competition from Apple’s new iPhon(...)

An aerial view shows Korea Electric Power Corp’s Seoul headquarters (C) in Seoul. Hyundai Motor Co and its two affiliates approved Asia’s biggest property deal since the financial crisis on September 26th  when their board members agreed to pay 10.55 trillion won ($10.12 billion) for the trophy plot of land to house a new headquarters in downtown Seoul. Photograph:  Reuters/Han Jong-chan/Yonhap

Another one of finance minister Choi Kyung-hwan’s plans to boost the economy has been to introduce a tax on mounting tax reserves at the chaebols, the(...)

Samsung said its new memory-chip plant in Pyeongtaek, 75km south of Seoul, would create 150,000 jobs. Photograph: EPA/Luong Thai Linh

South Korean IT giant Samsung Electronics plans to spend $14.7 billion (€11.6 billion) on a new chip facility – its biggest investment in a single pla(...)

The new Samsung Electronics Co. Galaxy Note Edge smartphone is displayed last month. The South Korean IT giant is to invest $15 billion in a new chip plant in its home country as it heads for the roughest quarterly result in years amid competition from Apple and Xiaomi smartphones. Photograph: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

South Korean IT giant Samsung Electronics plans to spend $14.7 billion on a new chip facility - its biggest investment in a single plant - leaning on (...)

What will Apple’s rumoured smartwatch look like? A 1960’s era Dick Tracy wrist radio (top c) is modeled  alongside contemporary smartwatches. Rumors of an Apple smartwatch go back several years, but today may finally be showtime. The watch, which will reportedly have a flexible screen and come in two sizes, will track its wearer’s health and fitness, double as an electronic wallet and of course, display messages. Top row (L-R): A Samsung Gear S smartwatch in Berlin on September 5, 2014, a 1960’s era Dick Tracy wrist radio in District Heights, Maryland on September 8, 2014, and a Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch in Barcelona on February 23, 2014. Bottom row (L-R): A Moto smartwatch in San Francisco, California on June 25, 2014, a Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch in Berlin on September 4, 2013 and an LG G Watch R smartwatch in Berlin on September 5, 2014. Photograph: Reuters

Apple’s prospects seem a lot brighter than they were the last time Tim Cook introduced an iPhone. When chief executive officer Cook unveiled two new s(...)