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Samsung Steps Up Galaxy S10 Promotion Ahead of Launch

Samsung Steps Up Galaxy S10 Promotion Ahead of Launch

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. is stepping up efforts to draw consumer attention to its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10, ahead of its official launch in early March, company sources said Monday. The South Korean tech giant plans to throw parties with K-pop stars for Galaxy smartphone users in Seoul, [...]

Samsung Falls to No. 2 Smartphone Vendor in Thailand in Q4

Samsung Falls to No. 2 Smartphone Vendor in Thailand in Q4

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co.’s smartphone shipments sharply fell in Thailand in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, losing its top title to Chinese rival Oppo, an industry tracker said Thursday. The South Korean tech giant released just over 1 million smartphones in Thailand in the October-December period, taking up [...]

Second Attempt by Samsung to Develop QD-OLED After 7-year Hiatus

Second Attempt by Samsung to Develop QD-OLED After 7-year Hiatus

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — With Samsung Electronics Co. investing in QD-OLED technology, which will substitute large TV panels, there is a possibility that the company will reintroduce large OLED panels after a seven-year break. Even though company officials have confirmed that nothing has been decided yet, concern about profitability will eventually lead to [...]

Samsung’s Galaxy M Series Phones Sells Out Minutes After Launch in India

Samsung’s Galaxy M Series Phones Sells Out Minutes After Launch in India

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co.’s new mid-level smartphone, tailored for the Indian market, sold out three minutes after going on sale on the country’s Amazon site, the tech giant said Wednesday. The South Korean company, citing the retailer, said the standard M10 and larger M20 phone sales in the first day [...]

S. Korea Tops Smartphone Penetration Rate in 2018: Report

S. Korea Tops Smartphone Penetration Rate in 2018: Report

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Nine out of 10 South Koreans use a smartphone, marking the highest level of smartphone ownership in the world, a recent report showed. Ninety-five percent of the South Korean population used a smartphone last year, the highest rate among 27 countries surveyed, according to the report released by the [...]

Samsung to Focus on Non-memory Chip, Foundry Biz for Its Growth

Samsung to Focus on Non-memory Chip, Foundry Biz for Its Growth

SEOUL, Jan. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co., said Wednesday that the tech giant will focus on nurturing the non-memory chip and foundry business as part of its new growth engine. Lee made the remark during his meeting with Hong Young-pyo, floor leader of the ruling Democratic Party (DP), [...]