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Samsung Seeks to Revitalize Weak Smartphone Sales with Note 9

Samsung Seeks to Revitalize Weak Smartphone Sales with Note 9

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. is betting on the Galaxy Note 9 to revitalize its sluggish smartphones sales, although it is still uncertain that the upcoming phablet will appeal to customers in the wake of weak demand for the Galaxy S9, industry watchers said Wednesday. The South Korean tech giant’s IT [...]

Unlimited Data Plan Subscribers Use 20 GB Monthly

Unlimited Data Plan Subscribers Use 20 GB Monthly

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The monthly data usage by South Koreans subscribing to unlimited package plans came to nearly 20 gigabytes (GB), government findings showed Wednesday. According to the Ministry of Science and ICT, local smartphone users subscribing to unlimited data plans used an average of 19.8 GB of data in June, more [...]

Samsung Display’s ‘Unbreakable’ Display Certified in U.S.

Samsung Display’s ‘Unbreakable’ Display Certified in U.S.

SEOUL, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Display Co. said Thursday its unbreakable smartphone panel has been certified in the United States, claiming it can be applied on various devices from smartphones to military equipment. The display maker, under tech giant Samsung Electronics Co., said the unbreakable panel was approved by Underwriters Laboratories, an official [...]

Smartphone Dependence Growing Among Young Children

Smartphone Dependence Growing Among Young Children

SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — With reliance on smartphones increasing among toddlers and young children, educational classes on fighting Internet addiction will now be offered to preschoolers. According to government officials, the Ministry of Science and ICT will be holding classes regarding Internet addiction prevention targeting pre-school children for the first time starting August [...]

New App Allows Easier Heart Illness Diagnosis

New App Allows Easier Heart Illness Diagnosis

SEOUL, Jul 2. (Korea Bizwire) — A new smartphone application that can identify heart diseases based on the sound of a heartbeat recorded via one’s smartphone is about to be released South Korea for the first time. During initial trials, the application demonstrated accuracy levels of up to 90 percent. A medical research team comprising [...]

Samsung, Apple Reach Settlement over Design Dispute

Samsung, Apple Reach Settlement over Design Dispute

SEOUL, Jun. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it has reached an agreement with Apple Inc. to settle the latest legal dispute surrounding alleged smartphone design infringement “We cannot provide any details other than that we reached an agreement with Apple,” a source from Samsung Electronics said. Samsung refrained from disclosing other [...]

LG Electronics to Answer Queries Via App

LG Electronics to Answer Queries Via App

SEOUL, Jun. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics says it will strengthen its communication with customers while expanding after-purchase support for smartphones. Starting June 21, the South Korean electronics giant has decided to call upon its researchers, marketers and other in-house experts to reply to inquiries regarding smartphones posted by their customers on LG’s “Quick [...]

Samsung Launching New Marketing Campaign for Galaxy S9

Samsung Launching New Marketing Campaign for Galaxy S9

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co., which released its Galaxy S9 smartphone earlier this year, is carrying out various marketing programs around the globe to bolster weaker-than-expected sales of its flagship device, industry watchers said Wednesday. The South Korean tech giant joined forces with Ya Ge, a popular restaurant in Taiwan, showcasing [...]

LG to Break Tradition of First Releasing Handsets in Home Market

LG to Break Tradition of First Releasing Handsets in Home Market

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. is set to break away from its traditional sales strategy of launching smartphones at home first and then expanding the release to overseas markets, industry watchers said Thursday. The outlook came as the South Korean tech giant, which wants to customize sales plans for individual countries, [...]