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Galaxy S8 Display Not Faulty: Samsung

Galaxy S8 Display Not Faulty: Samsung

SEOUL, Apr. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. on Thursday ruled out speculation that Galaxy S8 smartphones have faulty displays, claiming the controversial red tint on some devices can be changed by users. During a conference call held after the company released its first-quarter earnings report, Samsung Electronics claimed that the company has conducted [...]

S. Korea Promotes UHD TV Technology at Int’l Convention

S. Korea Promotes UHD TV Technology at Int’l Convention

SEOUL, April 23 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea successfully showcased its ultra-high-definition (UHD) television broadcasting technology at an annual media convention now being held in Las Vegas, Seoul’s science ministry said Sunday.  The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning said it promoted the country’s UHD TV broadcasting technology at the National Association of Broadcasters [...]

South Korea Sees More Patents for High-Tech Smart Gloves

South Korea Sees More Patents for High-Tech Smart Gloves

DAEJEON, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Patent applications for high-tech smart gloves are on the rise.  According to the Korea Intellectual Property Office, the number of smart glove patent applications quadrupled over the past five years (2012 to 2016) to an average of 17.8 per year from what was 4.6 patents between 2007 and 2011.  [...]

Samsung Downplays Galaxy S8′s ‘Red-Tinted’ Display

Samsung Downplays Galaxy S8′s ‘Red-Tinted’ Display

SEOUL, April 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday the controversial red-tinted display on some of its brand-new Galaxy S8 smartphone cannot be considered a defect, while some critics are predicting the issue may hurt the company’s image like last year’s battery scandal.  The issue came to light when a few users claimed [...]

Galaxy S8′s Pre-orders Reach Whopping 1 mln

Galaxy S8′s Pre-orders Reach Whopping 1 mln

SEOUL, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Pre-orders for Samsung Electronics Co.’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, have surpassed 1 million units, the company said Tuesday, setting a new record among all of its smartphones. The tally compares with pre-orders for 200,000 units for its predecessor, the Galaxy S7, over a week, and 400,000 for the [...]

Chinese TV Maker Skyworth Accused of Ripping Off LG’s ‘Wallpaper’ TV

Chinese TV Maker Skyworth Accused of Ripping Off LG’s ‘Wallpaper’ TV

SEOUL, April 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A newly revealed 65-inch TV from Chinese manufacturer Skyworth is being accused of copying LG Electronics’ signature OLED TV W model with a name and a design so similar they are almost indistinguishable. The revelation of a new ‘wallpaper’ slim TV model by Skyworth came yesterday at a conference held [...]

LG Styler Clothing Care System is Proving Popular

LG Styler Clothing Care System is Proving Popular

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) – A new type of home appliance by LG Electronics that helps keep clothes fresh with steam is proving popular among South Korean consumers, with more than 100,000 units sold since its release, the company announced yesterday. Compared to the first version released in 2015, the new LG Styler is [...]

Samsung Regains Top Spot in Global Smartphone Market

Samsung Regains Top Spot in Global Smartphone Market

SEOUL, April 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co. regained the top status in the global smartphone market in the first quarter of the year, even before the release of its latest Galaxy S8, largely thanks to an increase in shipments of mid- and low-end devices, data showed Wednesday.  According to the data compiled by [...]

Preorders for Galaxy S8 Top 600,000 Units in South Korea

Preorders for Galaxy S8 Top 600,000 Units in South Korea

SEOUL, April 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday that preorders for its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, has surpassed a whopping 600,000 units in just five days, heralding a big hit for the company. The Galaxy S8 smartphones feature high resolution displays that bend on both ends, and come with various [...]