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Battery Life, Performance and Stability Biggest Concerns for 5G Smartphones

Battery Life, Performance and Stability Biggest Concerns for 5G Smartphones

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Queried about the biggest concerns with using 5G smartphones, the majority of respondents in a new survey pointed to battery life, overheating, and durability. LG Electronics Inc. conducted a survey of 1,000 smartphone users in South Korea and the United States, 65.3 percent of whom said they were most [...]

SK Broadband to Double Network Size for Netflix Users

SK Broadband to Double Network Size for Netflix Users

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s fixed-line operator SK Broadband Inc. said Monday that it is pushing to increase its network capacity to deal with the growing number of people using services offered by U.S. video streaming platform Netflix. The company is planning to increase its data transfer speed for high-speed networks to [...]

Cause of KT Building Fire Remains a Mystery Despite Two Months of Probe

Cause of KT Building Fire Remains a Mystery Despite Two Months of Probe

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The cause of a calamitous fire that engulfed a Seoul switching station of telecom giant KT Corp. two months ago remains elusive despite intensive investigations by police, forensic experts and firefighters, a police report said Friday. The report released by Rep. Kim Young-ho of the ruling Democratic Party said [...]

Small Smartphone Businesses Rebel by Reviving SKY Phone

Small Smartphone Businesses Rebel by Reviving SKY Phone

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Small and medium-sized smartphone manufacturers are making inroads in the vast smartphone market both domestically and internationally. According to industry watchers, Good Mobile is reviving Pantech Co.’s SKY Phone. The company is expected to begin exporting its own smartphones to the U.S. SKY Phone is one of the representative [...]

KT Showcases 5G-equipped Trial Bus in Seoul

KT Showcases 5G-equipped Trial Bus in Seoul

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s biggest Internet service provider, on Wednesday highlighted its capability to deliver fifth-generation (5G) mobile network service with a specially rigged bus in central Seoul. The 10-seater bus allows passengers to experience next-generation technologies, such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), through the 5G [...]

5 mln 5G Smartphones to be Delivered in 2019: Report

5 mln 5G Smartphones to be Delivered in 2019: Report

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Android smartphone makers are poised to launch 5G-based models in 2019, but the production volume is only expected to reach 5 million units this year, a report predicted Wednesday. Major smartphone makers, such as Samsung Electronics Co. and Huawei, have actively invested in the development of 5G devices to [...]

Samsung Set to Unveil 5G Smartphone in U.S. in H1

Samsung Set to Unveil 5G Smartphone in U.S. in H1

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it plans to roll out its first fifth-generation (5G) Galaxy smartphone in the United States within the first half of the year. The global tech giant unveiled the ambitious plan during a press conference on its future vision and key business projects for [...]

Samsung Aims for 20 pct Market Share of 5G Devices

Samsung Aims for 20 pct Market Share of 5G Devices

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co.’s new assembly line at Suwon, Gyeonggi Province for 5G network communication devices began operation on Thursday, making it the second of its kind following the first assembly line built in Bac Ninh Province, Vietnam. The new assembly line was relocated from Gumi, North Gyeongsang Province to [...]