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Samsung Unveils Galaxy Note 10 with Enhanced Stylus, No Headphone Jack

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Note 10 with Enhanced Stylus, No Headphone Jack

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. introduced its latest phablet, the Galaxy Note 10, with an enhanced stylus and simplified design, hoping for the new premium device to invigorate the flattening smartphone market. The South Korean tech giant showed off its premium large-screen smartphone sporting an S-pen stylus during an Unpacked event [...]

Potential Flaw in Galaxy Note 7 Design as Samsung Temporarily Halts Production

Potential Flaw in Galaxy Note 7 Design as Samsung Temporarily Halts Production

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung has temporarily halted the production of its latest phablet amidst media reports of Galaxy Note 7 devices catching fire despite having been replaced, leaving consumers wondering if the flaw is in the phone itself instead of the battery.  Following reports of Note 7s catching fire soon after the [...]

SK Telecom Offers Beatles’ Songs as Special Gifts to Customers

SK Telecom Offers Beatles’ Songs as Special Gifts to Customers

SEOUL, Aug 24 (Korea Bizwire) – When customers purchase premium smartphones, mobile carriers often offer practical items such as wireless chargers or transparent protection cases worth more than 50,000 won as promotional gifts. When Samsung Electronics rolled out its flagship Galaxy Note 5 model in Korea, SK Telecom, the largest mobile carrier in Korea in terms [...]

Samsung Expected to Unveil Next Flagship Phablet, Presumably Galaxy Note 5, in mid-August

Samsung Expected to Unveil Next Flagship Phablet, Presumably Galaxy Note 5, in mid-August

SEOUL, July 28 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s top tech giant Samsung Electronics on Tuesday sent out invitations for what is expected to be an unveiling event of its next flagship phablet, presumably the Galaxy Note 5, on Aug. 13 in New York. The invitation from the South Korea-based top smartphone maker has a picture of [...]

Samsung to Put Debut Day Forward for Its New Phablet ‘Galaxy Note 5′ to Aug.

Samsung to Put Debut Day Forward for Its New Phablet ‘Galaxy Note 5′ to Aug.

SEOUL, July 15 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s top tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. plans to showcase its next phablet flagship, presumably the Galaxy Note 5, in earlier-than-expected August, industry sources said Wednesday, in an apparent bid to get a head start over Apple Inc. Under the plan, Samsung will hold its launch ceremony around [...]

Samsung to Stage Another Smartphone Battle with Apple this September

Samsung to Stage Another Smartphone Battle with Apple this September

SEOUL, July 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics is poised to stage another battle with archrival Apple to grab a bigger share of the global smartphone market by releasing devices with wider screens at an international trade show in September, market watchers said Monday. While Samsung has yet to announce the detailed schedule of its next phablet lineup, [...]

“Phablets” Generating Strong Consumer Buying Interest Worldwide, Accenture Survey Finds

“Phablets” Generating Strong Consumer Buying Interest Worldwide, Accenture Survey Finds

NEW YORK, June 23, 2014 (Korea Bizwire)–Phablets are generating strong consumer buying interest worldwide,  particularly in emerging countries, an Accenture (ACN) survey has  found. Blending smartphone and tablet PC features, phablets have  five-to-seven inch screen sizes – larger than the four-to-five inches of  conventional smartphones. The survey revealed that 57 percent of consumers plan to [...]

Samsung to Tap a Niche Market Launching Largest-ever Phone Galaxy W

Samsung to Tap a Niche Market Launching Largest-ever Phone Galaxy W

SEOUL, June 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics is trying to tap a niche market with Galaxy W phablet, an oversized smartphone which, according to industry sources, might be able to replace the share of the formidable tablet market. But Samsung used a newly coined word of ‘phoneblet’ when launching this huge 7-inch “mini” tablet, [...]