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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 [...]

While Samsung Innovates Smartphones, Apple Upgrades

While Samsung Innovates Smartphones, Apple Upgrades

BERLIN/SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Now that both Samsung Electronics and Apple have revealed their latest smartphone lineups for this year, here’s a simple question to ask. What are the two things Samsung has that Apple doesn’t in this year’s smartphone lineup? 5G and foldable. Amid flattening smartphone sales, Samsung has changed its strategy [...]

Accuracy of Location Information of Smartphones and Drones to Improve

Accuracy of Location Information of Smartphones and Drones to Improve

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — It is predicted that location information that is used in smartphones, drones and others will become more accurate in the future. The National Geographic Information Institute (NGII) said Thursday that it will launch a satellite navigation-based positioning information service from the end of this year to expand its location-based [...]