In a recent press conference in Seoul, Samsung hinted that the S-series of Galaxy phones may come with high-end Harman speakers. This came a week after the South Korean tech giant acquired Harman International Industries for $8 billion.
“If we are to adopt Harman’s high-end audio technology for the Galaxy S series phone, the first model could come in 2018,” said the chief of Samsung’s automotive division, Park Jong-hwan.
What is interesting is that Samsung will not absorb it into its supply chain system of affiliates. It will remain independent after the acquisition is finalized.
Harman International Industries is a well-known company that makes high-end audio systems mainly for automakers. It markets its products under more than twelve brands, including AKG, Studer and JBL. Previously it’s audio technology has been implemented in the HTC One M8 special Harmon Kardon Edition and on the recent JBL SoundBoost Moto add-on.