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Pantech Transferred 230 U.S. Intellectual Property Rights to Patent Control Entity

Pantech Transferred 230 U.S. Intellectual Property Rights to Patent Control Entity

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Pantech Co. South Korea’s smallest smartphone manufacturer that recently announced it will suspend production of mobile devices, turned over 230 U.S. patents to another company, official data showed Sunday. Information provided by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) showed that Patech, owned by Solid Inc. a local [...]

China Expands Presence in Indian Handset Market, Threatens Samsung

China Expands Presence in Indian Handset Market, Threatens Samsung

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Chinese tech companies are gradually expanding sales in India, industry data showed Thursday, and starting to threaten Samsung Electronics Co., which is currently the leading player in the subcontinent.  According to the industry tracker Strategy Analytics, China-based Vivo sold 1.9 million handsets in the first quarter in India, accounting [...]

Controversies Linger as Samsung Plans on Selling Refurbished Galaxy Note 7s

Controversies Linger as Samsung Plans on Selling Refurbished Galaxy Note 7s

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — While Samsung Electronics Co. plans to sell refurbished models of the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in the near future, controversies surrounding the troubled model still linger, especially in terms of safety requirements, according to market watchers Saturday. The South Korean tech giant said in March that it plans [...]

Samsung Elec to Exhibit Lifestyle TV Mimicking Art at Venice Biennale

Samsung Elec to Exhibit Lifestyle TV Mimicking Art at Venice Biennale

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics will exhibit its lifestyle TV “The Frame” at the 57th Venice Biennale opening this weekend in Italy, the tech firm said Wednesday. “The Frame” copies art with a bezel that looks like picture frames, a design concept targeting European consumers who work television sets into home decor. [...]

In Premium TV Product Segment, LG Outpaces Samsung in Q1

In Premium TV Product Segment, LG Outpaces Samsung in Q1

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Strong sales of premium products allowed LG Electronics to beat out its main rival Samsung Electronics in the first-quarter TV market earnings race, data showed Wednesday.  According to LG, its Home Entertainment (HE) division, which focuses on TVs, posted a record-high operating profit of 382.2 billion won (US$338 million) [...]

Samsung to Start Full-fledged Service of Bixby AI Program

Samsung to Start Full-fledged Service of Bixby AI Program

SEOUL, May 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said it plans to start the full-fledged service of Bixby, an artificial intelligence (AI) program installed in its latest flagship Galaxy S8 smartphones. While Samsung officially released the Galaxy S8 smartphone last month, the Bixby service was still in launch preparations. Through deep-learning technology, Samsung said [...]

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 [...]