Tuesday, July 4, 2017

SamMobile Daily Recap: July 4, 2017 — Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and more!

We publish a lot of stories on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the majority of news breaks during our European hours of operation, which makes it difficult for our readers in the US (and other regions) to keep up. However, we think we’ve come up with a fantastic solution — a daily recap.

Here’s what went out today.

Business

Samsung plans to invest $18.6 billion to extend its lead in display panels and memory chips

Samsung starts mass production at its new chip plant in Pyeongtaek, South Korea

Deals

Daily Deal: Bag yourself a 5,200mAh Fast Charge Battery Pack for 15% off

Firmware News

June 2017 security patch starts rolling out to Galaxy S6 in Europe

T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge receive June security patch

General

Samsung’s Bixby smart speaker is reportedly in development

Opinion

5 things I like about the Galaxy S8+

Phones

Galaxy S8 Active, Tab A2 S, and Galaxy J7 Reloaded appear in Samsung’s official app changelog

Launch of Bixby Voice in the US delayed due to lack of enough big data