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S. Korea Striving to Launch World’s First 5G Smartphone Service

S. Korea Striving to Launch World’s First 5G Smartphone Service

SEOUL, Mar. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy S10 5G model is expected to be available in early April as the tech giant and South Korea’s mobile carriers are beefing up efforts to launch the world’s first 5G smartphone service, industry sources said Tuesday. South Korea had initially set a goal of beginning [...]

FSS to Begin Trial Service of AI App to Fight Phone Scams

FSS to Begin Trial Service of AI App to Fight Phone Scams

SEOUL, Mar. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s financial watchdog said Sunday it will launch a trial service of an artificial intelligence (AI) app to help people better combat telephone scams. The AI app, which will be available for customers of state-run Industrial Bank of Korea for three months from Monday, offers real-time voice analysis [...]

Huawei Narrows Gap with Samsung in 2018: Strategy Analytics

Huawei Narrows Gap with Samsung in 2018: Strategy Analytics

SEOUL, Mar. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — China’s Huawei Technologies Co. narrowed its gap with Samsung Electronics Co. in the global smartphone market last year, data showed Sunday, with the smaller rival expected to beat the South Korean tech giant in 2019. According to the data compiled by industry tracker Strategy Analytics, Samsung Electronics took up [...]

SK Telecom and Coactus Introduce Taxi App for Drivers with Hearing Disabilities

SK Telecom and Coactus Introduce Taxi App for Drivers with Hearing Disabilities

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. (SKT), in collaboration with Coactus Ltd., a South Korean social firm, released a “T map Taxi” application specially designed for cab drivers with hearing disabilities on Thursday. The new application notifies the driver of incoming ride requests via a blinking lamp and allows the driver to [...]

Samsung Seeks Shift to Full Screen in New Smartphones

Samsung Seeks Shift to Full Screen in New Smartphones

SEOUL, Mar. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it will push to put cameras and sensors beneath the screens of smartphones to create “perfect full-screen” devices. The South Korean tech giant said its Infinity-O Display, used in Galaxy S10, is a “milestone” for its display technology, although going forward it will showcase [...]

SK Telecom Completes Network Test of Samsung’s 5G Smartphone

SK Telecom Completes Network Test of Samsung’s 5G Smartphone

SEOUL, Mar. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. said Wednesday it has successfully completed the network test of Samsung Electronics Co.’s first 5G smartphone in the runup to its launch next month. SK Telecom said its dual connectivity technology, which combines 5G and 4G LTE mobile networks, will deliver up [...]

Instagram to Help K-pop Expand Globally: CEO

Instagram to Help K-pop Expand Globally: CEO

SEOUL, Mar. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The global photo- and video-sharing platform Instagram aims to help South Korean culture, noticeably K-pop and esports, expand globally, the company’s new chief said Monday. “K-pop is much more than just music,” CEO Adam Mosseri told reporters in Seoul, emphasizing the significance of the local market as an innovation [...]

S. Korea’s Diversifying Delivery Services Send Almost Anything to Your Home

S. Korea’s Diversifying Delivery Services Send Almost Anything to Your Home

SEOUL, Mar. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Delivery services in South Korea are in the midst of diversification. In addition to delivery services for famous restaurants, there are now services that deliver pork belly grilled at ‘shared kitchens’. Even lunch boxes from convenience stores, shampoo, and other everyday goods can now be delivered. Delivery Hero Korea, [...]