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Apple Accused of Pressuring Distributors to Buy “Demo Devices”

Apple Accused of Pressuring Distributors to Buy “Demo Devices”

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Apple Inc. has been accused of pressuring distributors to buy demo devices ahead of the release of the company’s new iPad Pro via the nation’s three major telecommunications providers. According to the Korea Mobile Distributors Association, most producers supply demo devices to distributors free of charge, while Apple has historically forced distributors [...]

S. Korean Smartphone Retailers Protest Apple’s Policy

S. Korean Smartphone Retailers Protest Apple’s Policy

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of South Korean smartphone retailers on Wednesday protested against U.S. tech giant Apple Inc. for its practice of forcing them to purchase in-store tester iPhones. “Normally, most manufacturers provide all smartphones needed for display, which are collected later,” the Korea Mobile Distributors Association (KMDA) said in its [...]

Samsung Expected to Adopt ‘Punch Hole’ Display for Galaxy S10

Samsung Expected to Adopt ‘Punch Hole’ Display for Galaxy S10

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. is expected to adopt a full-screen display for the upcoming flagship Galaxy S10 smartphone that will come with a “punch hole” at the top for the camera, industry sources said Tuesday. According to the sources, including popular tech blogger Evan Blass, Samsung’s Galaxy S10 smartphone is [...]

Chinese Phone Producers Eye Korean Smartphone Market

Chinese Phone Producers Eye Korean Smartphone Market

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — With foreign-made cell phones making their way into the domestic market, members of the public and critics alike are wondering if these phones will be able to find a place in a market dominated by Korean-made devices. While the infiltration of Chinese-made phones is conspicuous, Xiaomi Corp.’s advancement into [...]

Samsung Electronics to Release First Foldable Smartphone in March: Sources

Samsung Electronics to Release First Foldable Smartphone in March: Sources

SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. plans to launch its first foldable smartphone in March, along with a fifth-generation (5G) network-powered Galaxy S10, industry sources said Monday. According to the sources, the South Korean tech giant plans to unveil the flagship Galaxy S10 smartphone in February, followed by the presumed foldable Galaxy [...]

Sales of New iPhones in S. Korea Estimated at 170,000 Units in First Week

Sales of New iPhones in S. Korea Estimated at 170,000 Units in First Week

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Some 170,000 units of Apple Inc.’s new iPhone models are estimated to have been sold in South Korea since its release here last week, industry data showed Friday. The number covers iPhone XS, Max and XR sales via the country’s three leading mobile carriers — SK Telecom Co., KT [...]

Samsung Unveils Upcoming Foldable Smartphone

Samsung Unveils Upcoming Foldable Smartphone

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. on Wednesday showcased its upcoming smartphone with a foldable display slated to be released in the early part of 2019. At the Samsung Developer Conference 2018 held in San Francisco, the South Korean tech giant outlined some specs of its much-anticipated Infinity Flex Display technology, [...]

Samsung Electronics to Tap Market for Commercial Washers

Samsung Electronics to Tap Market for Commercial Washers

SEOUL, Nov. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday it will make a full-fledged effort to penetrate deeper into the business-to-business washer industry and release products optimized for corporate clients. The South Korean tech giant said the decision comes as the local market for commercial washers is expected to grow 50 percent annually [...]