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.
The Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile communications trade fair, begins today in Barcelona. It opened with a sensation, too; Huawei unveiled its Mate X foldable smartphone, a direct competitor to Samsung's Galaxy Fold.
South Korea's Samsung Electronics has apologised for the sickness and deaths of some of its workers stretching over the last ten years. The company admitted it failed to create a safe working environment at its computer chip and display factories.
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.