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Google Pixel 1 Back in Fashion Thanks to High Inflation

Google Pixel 1 Back in Fashion Thanks to High Inflation

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Google Inc.’s Pixel 1 smartphone, released back in 2016, is regaining market attention thanks to its free unlimited Google Photos storage function. It’s now easy to find a used Pixel 1 online at secondhand marketplace platforms like Joonggonara or Danggeun Market. Most of the phones put up for sale [...]

Samsung’s Smartphone FUN Mode Used More than 2.5 bln Times

Samsung’s Smartphone FUN Mode Used More than 2.5 bln Times

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday that the Fun Mode included on Galaxy A-series smartphones has been used more than 2.5 billion times worldwide since it was released a year ago. Fun Mode adds augmented reality (AR) lens technology developed by Snap, a camera application developer, to the Galaxy A [...]

Parents Heavily Reliant on Smartphones When Tending to Children at Home: Survey

Parents Heavily Reliant on Smartphones When Tending to Children at Home: Survey

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A majority of parents in South Korea were found to rely heavily on smartphones or tablet computers when tending to young children while carrying out daily tasks at home, a poll showed Saturday, a development that reflects the country’s growing smartphone addiction problem among young people. In the poll [...]

Majority of 5G Smartphone Models Cost More than 1 mln Won: Civic Group

Majority of 5G Smartphone Models Cost More than 1 mln Won: Civic Group

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — More than six out of 10 smartphone models running on fifth-generation (5G) networks turned out to be expensive, selling at prices of more than 1 million won (US$720), a consumer advocacy group said Thursday. The Consumers Union of Korea surveyed the prices of 162 5G mobile device models selling [...]

Samsung Unveils Repair Mode for Galaxy Phones

Samsung Unveils Repair Mode for Galaxy Phones

SEOUL, July 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it will officially launch Repair Mode service to ensure that personal information is kept private for Galaxy smartphone users. In this mode, personal data such as photos, messages and accounts are inaccessible and only basic applications are accessible. Users can activate the new mode [...]

16 pct of Elementary School Students are Addicted to Internet, Smartphones: Survey

16 pct of Elementary School Students are Addicted to Internet, Smartphones: Survey

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Most fourth-grade students at elementary schools own a smartphone and 16 percent of them are addicted to smartphones or the internet, a survey showed Thursday. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family conducted a nationwide survey of 1.2 million students including fourth-graders from elementary schools, first-year students from middle [...]

Recording Breathing with Smartphone Helps Improve Accuracy of Sleep Apnea Diagnosis: Study

Recording Breathing with Smartphone Helps Improve Accuracy of Sleep Apnea Diagnosis: Study

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study showed that if breathing sounds during sleep are recorded with a smartphone, it can help improve the accuracy of sleep apnea diagnosis. The diagnosis of sleep apnea, in general, uses a standard polysomnography. The individual undergoing the test stays overnight at a hospital and during their [...]

LG Offers First Smartphone Update After Leaving Smartphone Market

LG Offers First Smartphone Update After Leaving Smartphone Market

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. has kept its vow to provide warranty services for smartphones, even after its complete withdrawal from the loss-making mobile phone business in July of last year. The tech giant is currently distributing the latest Android upgrade for its mid-range smartphone LG Velvet, industry sources said. The [...]

Apple to Launch New Budget iPhone SE in S. Korea Next Week

Apple to Launch New Budget iPhone SE in S. Korea Next Week

SEOUL, March 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Apple Inc. will launch its newly upgraded iPhone SE smartphone in South Korea next week, the country’s telecom operators said Friday, as the U.S. tech giant aims to expand its leadership in the budget-friendly smartphone market. Last week, Apple unveiled its low-end iPhone SE featuring better battery life and [...]