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Samsung, LG Among Top 5 Players in Europe’s Smart Home Market in Q4

Samsung, LG Among Top 5 Players in Europe’s Smart Home Market in Q4

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s two major electronics firms — Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc. — were among the top five players in the European smart home market in the fourth quarter of last year, a report showed Tuesday, as they push to increase connected devices amid the pandemic-induced stay-at-home [...]

Samsung Runs ‘Galaxy Fan Class’ at Digital Plaza Stores

Samsung Runs ‘Galaxy Fan Class’ at Digital Plaza Stores

SEOUL, April 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co. had started running Galaxy Fan Classes that provide a variety of educational and experience programs, including how to use the latest Galaxy smartphones, at its Digital Plaza stores nationwide. The classes are designed to evolve the Digital Plaza from a simple shopping space into a space [...]

LG to Support Smartphone OS Updates for Up to 3 yrs Even After Closure

LG to Support Smartphone OS Updates for Up to 3 yrs Even After Closure

SEOUL, April 8 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Thursday it will offer extended software upgrades for its smartphones as the company is set to depart from the mobile business. LG’s mobile operating system (OS) update guarantee will be extended by one year. LG’s premium smartphone users can now get OS updates for three [...]

With Mobile Biz Left Behind, LG Electronics Now Sets Sights on Vehicle Parts, AI

With Mobile Biz Left Behind, LG Electronics Now Sets Sights on Vehicle Parts, AI

SEOUL, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Leaving its ill-fated mobile business behind, LG Electronics Inc., South Korea’s No. 2 tech firm, will zero in on bolstering promising sectors, like vehicle components, connected devices and artificial intelligence (AI), industry observers said Monday, hoping that the segments will fill the hole left by its money-losing unit. LG [...]

LG’s Departure from Mobile Biz to Boost Bigger Rivals’ Presence

LG’s Departure from Mobile Biz to Boost Bigger Rivals’ Presence

SEOUL, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) – LG Electronics Inc.’s withdrawal from the mobile business is likely to help its bigger rivals such as Samsung Electronics Co. expand their presence in the sector at home and abroad, industry observers said Monday, as there are limited alternatives for local consumers. After years of money-losing performance, LG said [...]

LG Electronics Exits from Loss-making Mobile Biz

LG Electronics Exits from Loss-making Mobile Biz

SEOUL, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Monday it will withdraw from the mobile business after years of money-losing performance amid intensifying competition with bigger rivals. The South Korean tech powerhouse said in a regulatory filing that its mobile communications (MC) unit will no longer produce and sell handsets after July 31, [...]

Samsung Lowers Price of Galaxy Z Fold2 in S. Korea

Samsung Lowers Price of Galaxy Z Fold2 in S. Korea

SEOUL, April 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co. has lowered the price of its latest foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Fold2, industry insiders said Thursday, in an effort to popularize the foldable smartphone category. The ex-factory price for the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, which was launched last September, has been set at 1.892 million [...]