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Samsung ends mobile phone production in China

Samsung has ceased mobile phone production in China.

The South Korean firm has decided to stop making their products in the country to improve efficiency, although they will still sell their smartphones and other devices in the country.

They said: "The production equipment will be re-allocated to other global manufacturing sites, depending on our global production strategy based on market needs."

There is no further explanation for their decision, however it comes after Sony closed their Beijing plant.

Apple still remain to make their iPhones in the country.

Meanwhile, in other Samsung-related news, the firm revealed they will let Galaxy Fold owners replace their screens once for $149.

The device once again went on sale in the US this month for $1,980, with the company looking to avoid any more drama during the relaunch.

As reported by The Verge, Samsung is giving users plenty of warnings when it comes to caring for the expensive model - and also confirmed the one-time offer.

Customers will have to make an appointment to collect their phone rather than having it shipped directly, which will give them a chance to get hands-on with expert advice.

It was previously revealed the South Korean hardware firm has fixed the majority of the issues faced by reviewers after the initial launch earlier this year.

Among the problems, most - including screens that continually flickered and hinge bulges - were caused by users peeling off a protective film on the screen that looked removable, but should not have been removed.

Bloomberg's sources said Samsung had stretched the protective film across the entire screen and into "the outer bezels so it would be impossible to peel off by hand".

Meanwhile, Samsung Electronics CEO DJ Koh recently admitted the botched Galaxy Fold rollout was "embarrassing" and said he had "pushed it through before it was ready."

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