Slowing global demand for memory chips and a sluggish smartphone business are some of the factors South Korean electronics company Samsung has to grapple with. The world's top handset maker is facing fierce competition.
And that's not just from Apple, but also from cheaper market players like China's Huawei and Xiaomi. This page collates recent DW content on the company.
Global smartphone sales have been sinking. Last year, they dropped 0.3 percent as most markets become increasingly saturated — but not India. Going against the trend, India saw a 14 percent spike in smartphone sales. Anticipating a further boom, Samsung has now opened the world's largest smartphone factory in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Better, smarter, faster... the phones at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona are jostling to kick the likes of Apple and Samsung off the top spots. But it's not just the devices themselves which are taking the spotlight... but the network tech that keeps us connected to the rest of the world.
The verdict against Choi Soon-sil sets the stage for a longer jail term for Park, who is facing similar charges in a separate trial. The court also ordered immediate arrest of Lotte group boss Shin Dong-bin.