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New iPhone’s Price Dependent on S. Korean Parts

New iPhone’s Price Dependent on S. Korean Parts

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The consumer price of U.S. tech giant Apple Inc.’s new iPhone to be unveiled this month will depend on how much is paid to South Korean parts manufacturers, industry watchers said Friday. The outlook came as many high-end features to be applied in the upcoming iPhone, including OLED panels, [...]

Samsung Retains No. 1 Smartphone Maker Title as Huawei’s Makes Headway

Samsung Retains No. 1 Smartphone Maker Title as Huawei’s Makes Headway

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co. maintained its top global smartphone maker title in June and July, data showed Thursday, with China-based Huawei Technologies Inc. rising to No. 2 for the first time ever on a monthly basis. According to the data compiled by Counterpoint Research, Samsung Electronics accounted for more than [...]

SK to Launch IBM Watson-Based Service Development Platform ‘Aibril’

SK to Launch IBM Watson-Based Service Development Platform ‘Aibril’

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) —SK C&C has announced plans for an official release of ‘Aibril’, an artificial intelligence assistant service development platform based on IBM’s Watson. During a press conference held on Wednesday in Seoul, the South Korean IT company revealed plans to officially launch the software development system alongside a number of application [...]

Competition in Smartphone Industry to Focus on Cameras

Competition in Smartphone Industry to Focus on Cameras

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — With new smartphone lineups set to be introduced later this year, many manufacturers are prioritizing improved cameras to attract consumers in an increasingly competitive industry. As the obsession with the number of pixels dies down, with more consumers becoming interested in other aspects of smartphone cameras, most of the [...]

S. Koreans’ Awareness of Mobile Payment High: Poll

S. Koreans’ Awareness of Mobile Payment High: Poll

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans’ awareness of mobile payment services ranks high among major advanced and emerging countries, a poll showed Tuesday, as many tech-savvy consumers turn to their smartphones for settlements. According to the survey of 18,180 consumers in 23 countries by global opinion research firm Ipsos, 64 percent of South [...]

Flagship Smartphones to Compete over High-end Cameras

Flagship Smartphones to Compete over High-end Cameras

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Global tech giants are set to release flagship smartphones equipped with high-end cameras in the second half, industry watchers said Monday, with the technological focus switching to dual lenses instead of megapixels. Industry watchers said key giants are set to release smartphones with dual-lens cameras, helping users take quality [...]

LG Electronics Showcases 6-inch V30 with High-End Camera, Audio

LG Electronics Showcases 6-inch V30 with High-End Camera, Audio

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – LG Electronics Inc. on Thursday showcased the much-awaited LG V30 smartphone in Germany ahead of the official kick off the Internationale Funkausstellung, featuring the V series’ first organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display and top-notch camera features. Compared to the previous V smartphones, the tech giant focused on enhancing the [...]

Galaxy Note 8 Boasts Top Display Performances: DisplayMate

Galaxy Note 8 Boasts Top Display Performances: DisplayMate

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Display Co. said Tuesday the recently unveiled Galaxy Note 8, won top marks from U.S. industry tracker DisplayMate, for its stunning performance and high-end features. The display producer for Samsung Electronics Co. said the phablet became the first smartphone to win “Excellent A+” grade from DisplayMate. “The Galaxy [...]