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Battery Life, Performance and Stability Biggest Concerns for 5G Smartphones

Battery Life, Performance and Stability Biggest Concerns for 5G Smartphones

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Queried about the biggest concerns with using 5G smartphones, the majority of respondents in a new survey pointed to battery life, overheating, and durability. LG Electronics Inc. conducted a survey of 1,000 smartphone users in South Korea and the United States, 65.3 percent of whom said they were most [...]

SK Broadband to Double Network Size for Netflix Users

SK Broadband to Double Network Size for Netflix Users

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s fixed-line operator SK Broadband Inc. said Monday that it is pushing to increase its network capacity to deal with the growing number of people using services offered by U.S. video streaming platform Netflix. The company is planning to increase its data transfer speed for high-speed networks to [...]

Small Smartphone Businesses Rebel by Reviving SKY Phone

Small Smartphone Businesses Rebel by Reviving SKY Phone

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Small and medium-sized smartphone manufacturers are making inroads in the vast smartphone market both domestically and internationally. According to industry watchers, Good Mobile is reviving Pantech Co.’s SKY Phone. The company is expected to begin exporting its own smartphones to the U.S. SKY Phone is one of the representative [...]

KT Showcases 5G-equipped Trial Bus in Seoul

KT Showcases 5G-equipped Trial Bus in Seoul

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s biggest Internet service provider, on Wednesday highlighted its capability to deliver fifth-generation (5G) mobile network service with a specially rigged bus in central Seoul. The 10-seater bus allows passengers to experience next-generation technologies, such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), through the 5G [...]

Grab Begins Hyundai Kona EV-based Ride-hailing Service

Grab Begins Hyundai Kona EV-based Ride-hailing Service

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co., South Korean’s largest carmaker by sales, said Wednesday that Singapore-based Grab began using its Kona Electric for its ride-hailing service this month. In November, Hyundai Motor and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp. jointly invested US$250 million in the Southeast Asian company for a business partnership in [...]

Kakao to Temporarily Halt Pilot Carpool Service

Kakao to Temporarily Halt Pilot Carpool Service

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean IT giant Kakao Corp. said Tuesday that it has decided to temporarily suspend the pilot of its app-based carpool service. Kakao Mobility, the transportation arm the country’s dominant mobile messenger operator, Kakao, earlier delayed the official launch of its carpool service, slated for December, following the death [...]

Seoul Takes High-tech Approach to Help Disadvantaged Teens

Seoul Takes High-tech Approach to Help Disadvantaged Teens

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Female sanitary products will be distributed to those in need using KakaoTalk, a mobile messenger. The Seoul Metropolitan Government, in collaboration with Kakao Commerce Corp. and Yuhan-Kimberly Ltd., will be distributing free sanitary pads and other female products to 1,500 teenagers living in Seoul’s Gangseo District via KakaoTalk. The [...]

Samsung to Unveil Galaxy S10 in San Francisco Next Month

Samsung to Unveil Galaxy S10 in San Francisco Next Month

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s leading smartphone maker, said Friday the company will roll out its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10, in San Francisco late next month. Samsung said it will host an Unpacked event at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Feb. 20, 2019, to showcase [...]

Samsung and Apple Retain Customers by Providing Better Warranty Service

Samsung and Apple Retain Customers by Providing Better Warranty Service

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — It was reported on January 9 that starting this month, Samsung Electronics Co. has decided to replace mobile device displays free of charge in the case of ‘burn-in’. Within one year of the original purchase, customers can have the display on their device replaced. Samsung has been providing free [...]

5 mln 5G Smartphones to be Delivered in 2019: Report

5 mln 5G Smartphones to be Delivered in 2019: Report

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Android smartphone makers are poised to launch 5G-based models in 2019, but the production volume is only expected to reach 5 million units this year, a report predicted Wednesday. Major smartphone makers, such as Samsung Electronics Co. and Huawei, have actively invested in the development of 5G devices to [...]