samsung electronics-pref (SSNNF) Key Developments
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. Announces Interim Cash Dividend on Common and Preference Shares, Payable on August 28, 2015
Jul 30 15
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. in its board meeting held on July 30, 2015, approved the interim cash dividend of KRW 1,000 (0.08%) per common shares and dividend of KRW 1,000 (0.10%) per preferred shares payable on August 28, 2015 with record date as on June 30, 2015. Total payout amount is KRW 148.92 billion.
Samsung Electronics Announces Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Capital Expenditure Results for the First Half Ended June 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Second Half 2015
Jul 29 15
Samsung Electronics announced earnings results for the second quarter ended June 2015. For the quarter, the company posted an 8.0% fall in its second quarter net profit as the smartphone maker continued to suffer stiff competition from Apple and Chinese rivals. Net profit for April to June fell to KRW 5.75 trillion, down 8% from a year ago. Operating profit sank 4.03% from a year ago to KRW 6.9 trillion, while sales dropped 7.3% to KRW 48.5 trillion. The company reported KRW 5.9 trillion in capital expenditure, including KRW 3.2 trillion for semiconductor and KRW 1.1 trillion for display.
The total first half capital expenditure was KRW 13.2 trillion, which is approximately 30% increase from KRW 10.3 trillion that spent the first half of last year.
The company provided earnings guidance for the second half 2015. For the second half of 2015, market demand for smartphone is expected to increase year-on-year, but this growth rate is forecasted to slow down compared to previous years. Also, market demand for tablets is estimated to decrease year-on-year.
Samsung Introduces New 16Mp Image Sensor with 1.0?m Pixels for Advanced Mobile Devices
Jul 29 15
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. announced that it has launched the industry's first 1.0µm-pixel-based 16 megapixel (Mp) CMOS image sensor for use in advanced mobile devices. The company said this most advanced 1.0µm-pixel imager, the S5K3P3, meets both high-resolution and slim design requirements for smartphone cameras. Built with 1.0µm pixels, Samsung's new 16Mp image sensor reduces the module's overall height by 20%, as compared to current 1.12µm-pixel based 16Mp sensor modules. According to Samsung, its new image sensor leverages the company's proprietary ISOCELL technology to enable the high performance 1.0µm pixels. This small pixel minimises the overall size and height of an image sensor module, making it an ideal solution for today's increasingly thinner mobile devices. Also, starting with 16Mp sensor, Samsung plans to further expand 1.0µm-pixel product category and lead the image sensor market for high performing slim mobile devices. Samsung's new S5K3P3 image sensor is immediately for mobile device manufacturers to design into their next-generation products.
Samsung Electronics Unveils Two New 4G-Enabled Smartphones in J Series
Jul 29 15
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has unveiled two new 4G-enabled smartphones in the J Series - Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7, making 4G experience more accessible for Indian consumers while expanding its LTE smartphone portfolio to 10. The new smartphones from Samsung are a combination of powerful technology, innovative features and superior consumer offerings, reiterating the Company's commitment to develop innovative products based on deep consumer insights. Samsung has also decided to launch the devices online and has tied up exclusively with Flipkart. The Galaxy J5 is priced at INR 11,999 and the Galaxy J7 at INR 14,999. Both models can be pre booked on Flipkart from July 16 to July 22. Samsung has optimized the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 for a superior 4G experience. In anticipation of a change to a mobile-first experience and a shift from downloading to streaming content, Samsung has ensured both models have powerful specifications to make the most of 4G networks with speeds up to 150 Mbps. Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 also feature 5" and 5.5" HD Super AMOLED displays and the proprietary Sound Alive technology that provide a holistic and immersive entertainment experience. In addition, these new smart phones include popular features exclusive to Galaxy devices, such as Ultra-Power Saving Mode, Easy Mode and usage in 14 regional languages. Based on Samsung's internal research, 87% of mid-segment Smartphone users in India in the age group of 18 - 25 years engage in mobile gaming. Samsung has developed a unique multi-player gaming proposition to provide a more engaging entertainment platform. The company has partnered with Gameloft to provide an exclusive offer for mobile gaming enthusiasts. Users of the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 will get free in-game credits of up to INR 3,200 for prominent titles like Asphalt 8 and Modern Combat 5 among others. With 4G network capabilities, gamers will also be able to enjoy a better multiplayer experience on their smartphones. Samsung has ensured that Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 deliver superior multi-player gaming performance by powering them with 64-bit Quad-Core and Octa-Core processors respectively along with 1.5 GB of RAM. With the launch of Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7, Samsung has also redefined the selfie experience for consumers with a powerful 5 MP front camera coupled with a front facing flash for great selfies in any lighting condition. The smartphones are equipped with a 13 MP AF primary camera to provide imaging capabilities that are powerful enough to fulfil every shutterbugs needs. The slim and light Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 smartphones come with a user-friendly design philosophy to enable users with a comfortable grip while operating or playing a game on the phone. With a slim design, the Galaxy J5 measures up to 7.9 mm, whereas the Galaxy J7 measures a discreet 7.5 mm. Both the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 come with anti-smudge anodised CMF coating, which gives the devices a premium and stylish feel. The models will be available in white and black colour options. Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 will be exclusively available through the company's online retail partner Flipkart. Galaxy J5 will be priced at INR 11,999 and Galaxy J7 will be priced at INR 14,999. Both models can be pre booked from 16th July to 23rd July. Consumers can also opt for Samsung flip covers worth INR 999 at INR 199 only for a limited time period. Samsung has also partnered with Airtel to provide an introductory offer for 4G users which will include double data offer. Customers will also get unlimited music download worth INR 594 through Wynk Music app for a period of 6 months.
Samsung Launches Premium Ultrasound System, RS80A with Prestige
Jul 22 15
Samsung Electronics has launched a premium ultrasound imaging system 'RS80A with Prestige' with an enhanced diagnostic package designed for radiology departments. The RS80A with Prestige strengthened research ability to the existing RS80A over a broad spectrum of diseases related to abdominal, breast, cardiovascular, and musculoskeletal ailments, to provide higher clinical value. RS80A with Prestige is equipped with S-Fusion, a function that can compare the body parts intended for diagnosis through ultrasound imaging with CT or MRI imaging simultaneously for analysis. Reportedly, users can determine the location of lesions more precisely that the existing ultrasound imaging couldn't locate with high resolution of CT and MRI imaging. In particular, S-Fusion allows auto-registration that aligns imaging of CT or MRI within 30 seconds to enable a quick diagnosis. RS80A with Prestige provides Samsung's new advanced 3D technology, Natural Vue. The feature strengthens morphological expressions than the existing Realistic Vue that creates realistic expression of internal body images. With the application of the 3D/4D reflection mode, Natural Vue can show even a minute protrusion that basic imaging is unable to display. The system also features Arterial Analysis, which supports earlier detection of cardiovascular diseases by executing both morphological and functional analysis of the vessel.