Samsung tries to prevent leaks on Galaxy S8

10/18, 4:59 PM (Source: TeleTrader.com)

Samsung+1.00%

604.00
Chart for: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD (ATT) GDS (REPR 1/2 NON VTG PFD)(REG S)

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. sent an email to its employees telling them not to leak any information on the company’s upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone, which is expected to be released in early 2017, the Korea Herald reported on Tuesday .

The tech company warned its staff that “leaks of operational secrets can cause irreversible ramifications, posing a great financial risk on the company and leading to broken partnerships and loss of trust.” According to the report, a source close to the company said that Samsung also "notified its suppliers not to mention a single word on the Galaxy S8."

The move comes after Samsung was forced to recall and completely abandon the production of its Galaxy Note 7 handset due to a faulty battery which caused a number of the phablets to explode. Recently, the United States Transportation Department made it a federal crime to bring the Note 7 into airplanes and those who do so may face jail time.

Teletrader Newsroom / NP