Harman Audio could come to Samsung’s Galaxy Smartphones, but not in the Galaxy S8

Samsung was eyeing Harman to strengthen its connected automobiles business, where Harman is a leading player. But it’s natural to wonder if Samsung will use Harman’s audio experience in its smartphones. Well, wonder no more.

Samsung’s S-series of Galaxy phones may come with high-end Harman speakers in 2018, the company hinted during a press conference in Seoul. The information comes a week after the South Korean tech giant acquired Harman International Industries in a deal worth $8 billion. Continue reading “Harman Audio could come to Samsung’s Galaxy Smartphones, but not in the Galaxy S8”

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Samsung is buying audio and automotive specialist Harman for $8 billion in cash

Samsung has announced this morning it’s buying US audio company Harman in an all-cash deal worth $8 billion. This will be Samsung’s biggest acquisition to date when the deal closes.

You have almost certainly heard the name Harman when it comes to audio products, but the company has spent the last few years getting big into automotive technology as well. That’s what piqued Samsung’s interest in the company.  Continue reading “Samsung is buying audio and automotive specialist Harman for $8 billion in cash”

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