Samsung to open R&D facility on Nokia's turf, report says

The new facility for the Galaxy S maker is apparently set to open in Espoo, Finland, on June 13, and will focus on "advanced technologies."

Nokia headquarters in Espoo, Finland.
Nokia headquarters in Espoo, Finland. Nokia

Samsung, which has been fighting an often-forgotten war in the feature phone space against Nokia, has fired a shot over the bow of the Finland-based company.

According to a report on Androidbeat, which includes an invitation claiming to come from Samsung for an event it's holding in Finland, the Galaxy S maker is planning to open a research and development facility in Espoo, Finland, on June 13. And here's the kicker: Espoo is also home to Nokia's headquarters.

The letter Androidbeat reportedly received is signed by Yong-Suk Moon, president of the Samsung R&D Institute UK. In that letter, he says that the facility will be home to research and development in the area of "advanced technologies." He didn't specify what that might mean.

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