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Xiaomi’s 5G Phone to be Launched in S. Korea Next Week

Xiaomi’s 5G Phone to be Launched in S. Korea Next Week

SEOUL, July 10 (Korea Bizwire) — China’s Xiaomi Corp. will sell its 5G smartphone in South Korea through major mobile carriers, industry insiders said Friday, as it eyes gaining a presence here against homegrown brands. Xiaomi’s Mi 10 Lite 5G smartphone will be launched online next Friday after a four-day preorder period, sources said. It [...]

Limited Tech Support Has Android Users Up in Arms

Limited Tech Support Has Android Users Up in Arms

SEOUL, June 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Following Apple Inc.’s recent decision to support its newest smart device operating system, iOS 14, on older generation iPhone models dating back as far as six years, controversy has reemerged over Android smartphones, which have a shorter duration of technical support. Consumers say that a flagship smartphone model costing [...]

Online Preorders for BTS Edition of Galaxy Smartphone Sell Out in 1 Hour

Online Preorders for BTS Edition of Galaxy Smartphone Sell Out in 1 Hour

SEOUL, June 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Online preorders for Samsung Electronics Co.’s special edition package of its Galaxy smartphone and earbuds in collaboration with K-pop sensation BTS sold out within an hour in South Korea, the company said Friday. Preorders for the package, comprised of the Galaxy S20 Plus BTS edition and the Galaxy Buds [...]

Samsung Regains Top Spot in Southeast Asian Smartphone Market in Q1

Samsung Regains Top Spot in Southeast Asian Smartphone Market in Q1

SEOUL, June 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. recaptured the top spot in the Southeast Asian smartphone market in the first quarter of the year by edging out its Chinese rivals, a report showed Wednesday. Samsung’s market share in Southeast Asia stood at 18.9 percent in the January-March period, according to market tracker Counterpoint [...]

Samsung Smartphones’ Average Selling Price Highest in 6 yrs

Samsung Smartphones’ Average Selling Price Highest in 6 yrs

SEOUL, June 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. enjoyed the highest average selling price (ASP) of its smartphones in six years in the first quarter of the year, driven by robust demand for foldable phones and its flagship smartphones, industry data showed on Sunday. Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone maker, sold its smartphones at [...]

S. Korean Smartphones Sales Drop 18 pct in Q1 on Coronavirus Fallout

S. Korean Smartphones Sales Drop 18 pct in Q1 on Coronavirus Fallout

SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean smartphones sales plunged 18 percent in the first quarter from the previous three-month period on the fallout caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak, a market researcher said Monday. According to Counterpoint Research, the domestic mobile phone market, which was expected to post solid growth with the launch [...]

Samsung’s Q1 Smartphone Shipments Down 18 pct on Virus Impact

Samsung’s Q1 Smartphone Shipments Down 18 pct on Virus Impact

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizewire) — Samsung Electronics Co.’s smartphone shipments plunged 18 percent on-year in the first quarter of the year amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, a report showed Tuesday, although it remained the top smartphone vendor around the globe. The South Korean tech firm shipped 59 million smartphones in the January-March period, down [...]

“Smart Insoles” to Prevent the Disappearance of People with Developmental Disabilities

“Smart Insoles” to Prevent the Disappearance of People with Developmental Disabilities

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s Seongdong District said Monday that it will distribute “smart insoles” with built-in location tracking devices to prevent the disappearance of people with developmental disabilities in its jurisdiction and help them to learn to be on their own. When the smart insoles are in use, the location of people [...]