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Samsung Unveils Galaxy Note 10 with Enhanced Stylus, No Headphone Jack

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Note 10 with Enhanced Stylus, No Headphone Jack

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. introduced its latest phablet, the Galaxy Note 10, with an enhanced stylus and simplified design, hoping for the new premium device to invigorate the flattening smartphone market. The South Korean tech giant showed off its premium large-screen smartphone sporting an S-pen stylus during an Unpacked event [...]

Samsung Again Backtracks in China’s Smartphone Market in Q2

Samsung Again Backtracks in China’s Smartphone Market in Q2

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. saw its share in China’s smartphone market fall back below 1 percent in the second quarter as Chinese consumers bought more domestic brands, industry data showed Tuesday. Samsung Electronics shipped 700,000 smartphones to China in the April-June period, accounting for a mere 0.7 percent of the [...]

S. Korea’s OTT Market Eaten Away by Foreign Platforms

S. Korea’s OTT Market Eaten Away by Foreign Platforms

SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans spend more than 80 percent of their total mobile video usage time on foreign video platforms such as YouTube and Netflix. According to an analysis by Lee Hee-dae, a professor at Kwangwoon University, based on Nielsen Koreanclick’s survey, YouTube accounted for overwhelming 59.5 percent of total user [...]

SK Telecom Q2 Operating Profits Slip 7 pct on 5G Spending

SK Telecom Q2 Operating Profits Slip 7 pct on 5G Spending

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. said Friday its operating profit fell due to increased spending for 5G service marketing and infrastructure buildup. Its operating earnings came to 322.8 billion won (US$270.7 million) in the April-June period, a 6.9-percent fall from a year ago, the nation’s leading mobile carrier said in a [...]

New Smartphones Expected to Feature Multiple Cameras

New Smartphones Expected to Feature Multiple Cameras

SEOUL, Jul. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of smartphones are being introduced with more than one camera. According to Counterpoint Research, a market research agency, 36 percent of the world’s smartphone sales in May were devices with single cameras, 44 percent with dual cameras, and 18 percent with triple cameras. While the proportion [...]

Samsung to Release Galaxy Fold with More Durable Design in Sept.

Samsung to Release Galaxy Fold with More Durable Design in Sept.

SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it will release its long-delayed Galaxy Fold in select markets in September, after fixing durability issues and improving the design of the foldable device. The South Korean tech giant had initially planned to launch the US$1,980 foldable device in the United States on April [...]

S. Korean Carriers Set to Deliver Gloomy Q2 Earnings on 5G Competition

S. Korean Carriers Set to Deliver Gloomy Q2 Earnings on 5G Competition

SEOUL, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s telecom operators are expected to have posted downbeat earnings in the second quarter despite robust sales due to their cutthroat competition to attract 5G subscribers, analysts said Wednesday. The combined sales of the three carriers — SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp. — are [...]