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Samsung to Foster Growth by Investing in AI and 5G

To get ahead in the fast-changing tech industry, Samsung said it will expand investment in burgeoning tech segments to propel growth

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To get ahead in the fast-changing tech industry, Samsung said it will expand investment in burgeoning tech segments to propel growth. Wikimedia Commons

Samsung Electronics Co on Wednesday said it will propel technology innovations to tackle the unfavourable business environment and foster new growth drivers such as artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G.

Samsung vowed to step up its innovations to overcome business challenges amid falling prices of memory chips and flattening global demand for new smartphones.

“The company plans to push for profound innovations across the divisions as the unfavourable business environment is expected to continue this year,” Kim Ki-nam, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, said at a meeting at the company headquarters attended by about 1,000 investors.

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“We will focus on new, promising businesses, such as AI and 5G, to bring meaningful changes and will actively respond to new business opportunities,” Kim said. Pixabay

To get ahead in the fast-changing tech industry, Samsung said it will expand investment in burgeoning tech segments to propel growth.

“We will focus on new, promising businesses, such as AI and 5G, to bring meaningful changes and will actively respond to new business opportunities,” Kim said.

Announcing business plans during the shareholders meeting, the first since a 50:1 stock split in May which was aimed at making it easier for retail investors to purchase stakes in the firm, Kim said: “We will continue to release innovative products in our home appliance and IT and mobile communication divisions to expand our market-leading position.”

The world’s largest handset and memory chip maker said it posted $215.8 billion in sales and $52 billion in operating profits last year on a consolidated basis, posting record high profits driven by the boom in memory chips, Yonhap news agency reported.

 

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Its bid to propel its 5G business comes as Huawei, the world’s largest telecom equipment maker, faces growing pressure from the US over security protection issues. Pixabay

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Its bid to propel its 5G business comes as Huawei, the world’s largest telecom equipment maker, faces growing pressure from the US over security protection issues.

The Korean tech firm currently has a mere 3 per cent share in the 5G equipment sector, lagging far behind Huawei’s 28 per cent and Ericsson’s 27 per cent, according to market researcher IHS Markit.

The company has set a goal of capturing a 20 per cent share in the 5G equipment market by 2022. (IANS)

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Samsung Plans To Increase the Sales of Foldable Devices in Year 2020

It was said that Samsung's original target for 2020 was to sell 10 million foldable phones, but the figure was dropped to a more realistic 6 million units

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Additionally, Samsung is reportedly planning to launch its another foldable smartphone Samsung W20 5G on November 19 in Wuhan, China. Pixabay

Samsung CEO DJ Koh confirmed that the company has aimed to sell a lot more foldable devices in 2020.

Speaking at the annual Samsung AI forum in here, Koh said: “We plan to significantly increase sales of the Galaxy Fold next year. Consumers will witness a large number of foldable smartphones next year.”

Koh however, did not reveal an exact figure but a rumour from a few weeks ago suggests that the company has planned to sell upwards of 6 million foldable smartphones globally by the end of 2020.

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Samsung has been working on improving its Android user interface, since it debuted the Galaxy Fold smartphone earlier this year. Pixabay

It was said that Samsung’s original target for 2020 was to sell 10 million foldable phones, but the figure was dropped to a more realistic 6 million units, SamMobile reported.

The company has been working on improving its Android user interface, since it debuted the Galaxy Fold smartphone earlier this year.

Additionally, Samsung is reportedly planning to launch its another foldable smartphone Samsung W20 5G on November 19 in Wuhan, China. (IANS)