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Samsung breaks with past to halt smartphone dip

Its overhaul includes shifting from a phone-for-all-needs towards a line-up that emphasises economies of scale

Samsung showing the waterproof function of its smartphone Galaxy S7 Edge during its launch in March.


FROM the way it chooses smartphone components to the models it brings to market, Samsung Electronics has undergone a painful process of breaking from its past to reverse a slide in its handset business.

For example, the world's largest smartphone maker agonised over camera