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Samsung Ships Over 6.7 mln Galaxy 5G Smartphones in 2019

Samsung Ships Over 6.7 mln Galaxy 5G Smartphones in 2019

SEOUL, Jan. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday it shipped more than 6.7 million Galaxy 5G smartphones last year, solidifying its top dog status in the global 5G handset market. With solid shipment performance, Samsung said it accounted for 53.9 percent of the global 5G smartphone market as of November 2019, citing [...]

Vietnamese Science Minister Presents Smartphone to S. Korea

Vietnamese Science Minister Presents Smartphone to S. Korea

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Vietnamese science minister was found to have recently presented a smartphone made by Vietnamese technology to his South Korean counterpart. According to Vietnamese media outlet, Vietnamese Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh gave South Korean Science and ICT Minister Choi Ki-young a Vsmart Live, a smartphone produced [...]

Seoul City Trials In-ground Traffic Lights for Smartphone Zombies

Seoul City Trials In-ground Traffic Lights for Smartphone Zombies

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — There is a newly coined word, ‘smombie’, a compound of ‘smartphone’ and ‘zombie’, referring to those who walk slowly without attention to their surroundings because they are absorbed in their smartphones. In order to prevent traffic accidents involving smombies, the Seoul Metropolitan Government has introduced new crosswalks and traffic [...]

Massive Popularity of iPhone 11 Pushes Mobile Carriers to Clear Out LTE Phones from Samsung, LG

Massive Popularity of iPhone 11 Pushes Mobile Carriers to Clear Out LTE Phones from Samsung, LG

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc. are lowering the price of LTE flagship smartphones released this year while offering higher subsidies to empty out remaining stocks. South Korean telecom giant KT Corp. raised the official subsidy for the LG G8 ThinQ to a maximum of 655,000 won (US$564) [...]

Monthly Data Usage of 5G Smartphone Users Hits Record High in Sept.

Monthly Data Usage of 5G Smartphone Users Hits Record High in Sept.

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – The monthly data usage by users of smartphones running on fifth-generation (5G) networks reached a record high in September, data showed Sunday amid the growing demand for mobile content. The combined amount of data used by South Korean users of 5G mobile devices reached 87,928 terabytes (TB), according to [...]

About 95 pct of S. Korean Teens Own Smartphones in 2018

About 95 pct of S. Korean Teens Own Smartphones in 2018

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 95 percent of South Korean teenagers own smartphones and they spend more than 2 hours on the devices per day, a report showed Sunday, According to the report from the state-run Korea Information Society Development Institute, the smartphone penetration rate for middle-school students stood at 95.9 percent [...]

LG Launches V50S ThinQ in S. Korea

LG Launches V50S ThinQ in S. Korea

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Co. on Friday began selling its flagship smartphone in South Korea to help revive its fortunes following a yearslong slump. LG Electronics said it will provide an accompanying second-screen accessory for free to buyers of the V50S ThinQ, which comes only in “aurora black.” The second-screen accessory [...]