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LG Uplus to Supply 5G VR Content to Hong Kong’s Top Telco

LG Uplus to Supply 5G VR Content to Hong Kong’s Top Telco

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Uplus Corp., South Korea’s No. 3 mobile carrier, said Sunday it will supply 5G virtual reality (VR) content to Hong Kong’s largest telecommunication firm. LG Uplus’ VR content will be also available on Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) Ltd.’s 5G service starting next month, the company said. This is [...]

Samsung Expects Chip Demand to Grow This Year

Samsung Expects Chip Demand to Grow This Year

SUWON, March 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s largest memory chip maker, said Wednesday it expects this year’s chip demand to grow despite concerns over the novel coronavirus pandemic. During an annual shareholder meeting, Kim Ki-nam, who leads Samsung’s device solutions division, said that “external uncertainties” will continue this year but global [...]

Samsung Produces Smartphone Cases with Plastic Waste

Samsung Produces Smartphone Cases with Plastic Waste

SEOUL, March 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. will manufacture and sell accessories for smartphones and smartwatches with thread made by melting plastic waste. Samsung collaborated with Danish textile company Kvadrat to produce a case for the Galaxy S20 Plus and a strap accessory to the Galaxy Watch Active2, with fibers that recycled plastic [...]

Disposable Products Transformed into Photographic Paper

Disposable Products Transformed into Photographic Paper

SEOUL, March 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The use of disposable products is on the rise as consumers are prioritizing safety from the coronavirus. Disposable protective masks, plastic gloves, and plastic cups are being consumed en masse. In the meantime, a new ‘filaroid’ service that recycles disposable products into photographs is becoming popular. A paper cup, [...]

Samsung Plans to Release 5G Smartphones in Over 40 Countries This Year

Samsung Plans to Release 5G Smartphones in Over 40 Countries This Year

SEOUL, March 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. plans to release its 5G smartphones in more than 40 countries this year, a company official said Wednesday, as the South Korean tech giant seeks to further expand its global presence amid the rise of the next-generation mobile service. Samsung’s 5G smartphones were sold in 22 [...]

Digital Mask-supply Services Kick Off in S. Korea

Digital Mask-supply Services Kick Off in S. Korea

SEOUL, March 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Various South Korean providers launched digital services providing real-time information about the availability of face masks at designated stores on Wednesday as the country strives to solve a mask supply crunch amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. Ten mobile application and online service developers have started to offer information on [...]

SK Telecom to Establish Gaming Joint Venture with Singapore, Thai Telcos

SK Telecom to Establish Gaming Joint Venture with Singapore, Thai Telcos

SEOUL, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s leading mobile carrier, said Sunday it will establish a joint venture with major telecommunication firms from Singapore and Thailand to better develop gaming and esports services for the Southeast Asian market. SK Telecom said it has joined hands with Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. (Singtel) and [...]