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Samsung to Unveil Galaxy S10 in San Francisco Next Month

Samsung to Unveil Galaxy S10 in San Francisco Next Month

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s leading smartphone maker, said Friday the company will roll out its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10, in San Francisco late next month. Samsung said it will host an Unpacked event at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Feb. 20, 2019, to showcase [...]

Samsung and Apple Retain Customers by Providing Better Warranty Service

Samsung and Apple Retain Customers by Providing Better Warranty Service

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — It was reported on January 9 that starting this month, Samsung Electronics Co. has decided to replace mobile device displays free of charge in the case of ‘burn-in’. Within one year of the original purchase, customers can have the display on their device replaced. Samsung has been providing free [...]

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 [...]

Sales of Feature Phones Rising amid Smartphone Slump: Data

Sales of Feature Phones Rising amid Smartphone Slump: Data

SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The global shipment of feature phones increased in the third quarter of the year amid slowing demand for high-end smartphones, as consumers in emerging markets opted for devices with basic functions, industry data showed on Wednesday. According to the data compiled by industry tracker Counterpoint Research, global shipments of [...]

Online Banking Used Over 100 Million Times a Day in S. Korea

Online Banking Used Over 100 Million Times a Day in S. Korea

SEOUL, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – South Koreans use online banking services more than 100 million times a day via computers or smartphones, exceeding 53 trillion won (US$46.9 billion) in transactions, as an increasing number of customers are going online to check bank statements, wire cash, and get a loan. The Korea Institute of Finance [...]

S. Korea to be World’s Top 5G Smartphone-using Nation till 2020

S. Korea to be World’s Top 5G Smartphone-using Nation till 2020

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is forecast to have the highest proportion of fifth-generation (5G) smartphone usage in the world over the next couple of years, a market tracker said Sunday. According to Strategy Analytics’ Service Provider Group, the adoption rate of 5G smartphones in South Korea is expected to reach 5.5 [...]

Study Shows Parents Give Smartphones to Children to Being Distracted During Work

Study Shows Parents Give Smartphones to Children to Being Distracted During Work

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — While 6 out of 10 parents with infant children recognize the educational potential of smartphones, only 1 out of 10 parents actually used mobile educational applications for children. Roughly 60 percent of parents said they let their children play with smartphones to entertain them or so that they could [...]

S. Korea Pushes to Allow Smartphone Taximeter

S. Korea Pushes to Allow Smartphone Taximeter

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will push to lower regulations to allow use of a mobile taxi meter application for easier metering and billing, the industry ministry said Wednesday. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy unveiled the plan as part of its deregulatory push aimed at facilitating development of new technologies [...]

Meizu Officially Launches its Overseas Smartphone

Meizu Officially Launches its Overseas Smartphone

Jakarta, Indonesia, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Meizu officially launches its Overseas smartphone, produced in and to be sold in the Indonesian market, the C9, as well as 4 other fantastic products, including the Flagship Meizu 16th, the upgraded M6T, POP true wireless earphones and EP52 Lite. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at [...]