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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 [...]

Samsung Set to Unveil New Galaxy A Series This Week

Samsung Set to Unveil New Galaxy A Series This Week

SEOUL, March 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. says it will unveil new Galaxy A smartphones Thursday, the tech giant’s entry-level gadget targeting users looking for more affordable smartphones with flagship features. Calling the Galaxy A series the company’s “most popular smartphone category,” Samsung said it “is taking the impactful Galaxy innovations for the [...]

Samsung Relocates Some Smartphone Production Lines in Vietnam Back to S. Korea

Samsung Relocates Some Smartphone Production Lines in Vietnam Back to S. Korea

SEOUL, Feb. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. has relocated some of the smartphone production lines operated by its partner companies in overseas countries back to South Korea, industry sources said Tuesday, the move came after some of the company’s overseas plants suffered production disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some production lines run [...]