South Korea’s Samsung Electronics said on January 27 that it would consolidate its TV production plants in Slovakia, closing one of the two facilities in the European country. Samsung has two assembly plants in Slovakia — at Galanta and Voderady — primarily making LCD TVs.

Samsung said combining the two plants was to improve efficiency. All workers at the Voderady plant would be offered the chance to move to Galanta on a voluntary basis with an equal working condition, the company said. “Samsung Electronics is consolidating its production facilities in Voderady and Galanta in order to enhance its synergy and efficiency,” it said in an emailed statement.

The announcement followed a local media report in Slovakia that the South Korean electronics giant would close one of the plants and all 568 core employees would be offered a transfer to another facility.

Besides, the South Korean based tech giant will unveil its next-generation flagship — Galaxy S9 and the S9+ on 25th February at the MWC 2018 event. If rumors are to be believed the new S series flagships might carry forward the S8’s design and aesthetics. Moreover, the Galaxy S9 is believed to sport a single lens camera with the fingerprint sensor placed below it similar to the Galaxy A8+ (2018), the Galaxy S9+, on the other hand, will have dual rear cameras with the fingerprint sensor placed below the camera module, as per Evan Blass. – Deccan Chronicle