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Galaxy Note 8 Domestic Sales Reach 1 Million Units

Galaxy Note 8 Domestic Sales Reach 1 Million Units

SEOUL, Nov. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – The combined sales of Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy Note 8 smartphone in South Korea have reached 1 million units, industry data showed Thursday, a little over a month after the device hit local shelves. The South Korean tech giant started official sales of the 6.3-inch phablet on Sept. 21, [...]

Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi Release Flagship Models in India, Targeting Rising Consumer Base

Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi Release Flagship Models in India, Targeting Rising Consumer Base

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – The eyes of the smartphone industry are trained on India with Samsung, Apple and Xiaomi all releasing their latest flagship products within weeks of each other. Though the Indian smartphone market has been predominantly composed of mid to lower-tier smartphones in the past, recent economic development has led to [...]

China Proving to be a Tricky Customer for Apple and Samsung

China Proving to be a Tricky Customer for Apple and Samsung

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Responses to Apple and Samsung Electronics’ latest flagship releases in the Chinese market have been lukewarm to downright disappointing. Domestically, Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 8 has performed like a rock star, alleviating company insiders’ concerns that the Galaxy Note 7 exploding debacle would keep customers away.  Over the pre-sales [...]

Government Warns Telecom Provider Over Illegal Subsidies for Galaxy Note 8

Government Warns Telecom Provider Over Illegal Subsidies for Galaxy Note 8

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government has warned one of the country’s major mobile networks over its alleged subsidies to boost sales of Samsung’s latest smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8, a marketing practice prohibited under current legislation. According to the Korea Communications Commission on Monday, the government branch which controls mobile phone [...]

Galaxy Note 8 to Land in China Later This Month

Galaxy Note 8 to Land in China Later This Month

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co., South Korea’s tech behemoth, said Thursday that its latest high-end smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8, will be launched in China later this month to tide over a slump in one of the world’s largest smartphone markets. The phablet will hit Chinese shelves on Sept. 29, according [...]

Galaxy Note 8 Preorders Hit Nearly 400,000 on First Day

Galaxy Note 8 Preorders Hit Nearly 400,000 on First Day

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday the combined preorders for its Galaxy Note 8 in South Korea reached nearly 400,000 units on the first day, far outpacing its predecessor. The South Korean tech giant said around 395,000 consumers applied to purchase the phablet Thursday. The figure eclipses numbers for the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, [...]

Competition in Smartphone Industry to Focus on Cameras

Competition in Smartphone Industry to Focus on Cameras

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — With new smartphone lineups set to be introduced later this year, many manufacturers are prioritizing improved cameras to attract consumers in an increasingly competitive industry. As the obsession with the number of pixels dies down, with more consumers becoming interested in other aspects of smartphone cameras, most of the [...]