‘Huge’ Samsung phone with 4K display gets Samsung’s ‘Hollywood’ seal of approval
miami, Florida (AP) Samsung Electronics Co. will receive a Hollywood-style stamp of approval from the U.S. government this week, the company announced Wednesday.
Samsung’s new smartphone, called the Galaxy S8 and priced at $7,499, is expected to be the first in a new wave of high-end Samsung devices from the Korean giant to receive the stamp.
The stamp of endorsement, which is unique to the new Galaxy, is signed by President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the announcement said.
The president signed the Samsung smartphone at the White House earlier Wednesday, a day after announcing he will nominate the former CEO of Apple Inc. Tim Cook as his Treasury Secretary.
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The Samsung Galaxy S7 is currently Samsung’s most popular smartphone, which it made available at $1,699, making it one of the most expensive in the world.
Its flagship model, the S7 Edge, is $750 cheaper, but the S8 is expected on the market soon.
The stamp of recognition is meant to help boost the Samsung brand and make it more attractive to consumers, the Korean company said.
Samsung and Apple are expected to announce plans to manufacture the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in a few months.
Samsung made headlines last year when it unveiled a phone called the S6 Edge, which was made in Japan but was later recalled after it was found to contain traces of a chemical that can cause cancer.
That recall was followed by a report that Samsung was using the same toxic material in its flagship phones.
Apple and Samsung have been at odds over their patent portfolios.
Apple sued Samsung last year for infringing on a number of patents in a patent suit that it had filed against Samsung.
Apple won the lawsuit, and in October, Samsung sued Apple, alleging that the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6 models had infringed on at least six patents.
Samsung said in November that it was reviewing all of its patents in an effort to ensure they are still valid.