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Samsung’s Smartphone Recycling Program Wins U.S. Environmental Award

Samsung’s Smartphone Recycling Program Wins U.S. Environmental Award

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co.’s “upcycling” efforts to utilize outdated smartphones’ parts to create new products and save materials was acknowledged as one of the major environmental movements in the United States, industry sources said Friday. U.S. industry tracker Environmental Leader recognized the Samsung Electronics’ program as the “Judges’ Choice” for [...]

New Traffic Lights for Smombie Safety

New Traffic Lights for Smombie Safety

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government revealed yesterday that it is cooperating with the Road Traffic Authority to install traffic lights on the ground to help “smombies” avoid traffic accidents. “Smombie” is a new phrase that combines “smartphone” and “zombie,” coined to denote people who use their smartphones while walking. The [...]

Samsung Expands Presence, LG Loses Ground in N. American Smartphone Market

Samsung Expands Presence, LG Loses Ground in N. American Smartphone Market

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. saw its market share in the North American smartphone market increase in the first quarter compared to the year before, data showed Friday, while its smaller South Korean rival LG Electronics Inc. lost ground. According to the report by industry tracker Strategy Analytics, Samsung took 28.6 [...]

BTS Becomes New Models for LG Electronics’ Smartphones

BTS Becomes New Models for LG Electronics’ Smartphones

SEOUL, Apr. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Tuesday it clinched a contract with South Korea’s popular K-pop band BTS to promote its smartphones in the global market. Under the agreement, BTS will promote LG Electronics’ smartphones, including a new flagship model expected to be unveiled in June, through advertisements and various other [...]

Smartphone Makers Offer Discriminative Warranty Services in S. Korea

Smartphone Makers Offer Discriminative Warranty Services in S. Korea

SEOUL, Mar. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The quality of smartphone manufacturers’ warranty services provided in South Korea fall behind those of other countries despite the average sales prices being higher here, industry watchers said Tuesday. Samsung Electronics Co. is currently preparing the launch of the so-called Samsung Mobile Care service in South Korea, where users can [...]

LG Electronics to Focus on ABCDs to Revitalize Ailing Smartphone Biz

LG Electronics to Focus on ABCDs to Revitalize Ailing Smartphone Biz

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Tuesday it will focus on audio, batteries, cameras and displays, referred to by the acronym ABCDs in South Korea, to beef up its smartphone division, which has been suffering losses for nearly three years. During the meeting with reporters at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), [...]

Samsung Galaxy S9 Likely to Feature Variable Aperture

Samsung Galaxy S9 Likely to Feature Variable Aperture

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy S9 smartphone appears likely to feature a variable aperture camera, according to industry sources and news reports. The new smartphone, set to be unveiled next month, reportedly has a camera that can be moved from a very fast aperture of f/1.5 to a slightly slower [...]