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Galaxy S10 Sales 12 pct Higher than Predecessor

Galaxy S10 Sales 12 pct Higher than Predecessor

SEOUL, Jul. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The first quarter sales of Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy S10 series smartphones were 12 percent higher than sales of the previous model, industry data showed Tuesday. According to industry tracker Counterpoint Research, 16 million units of the Galaxy S10 were sold between March and May, which was more than [...]

In digitized S. Korea, Going Cashless Not an Option

In digitized S. Korea, Going Cashless Not an Option

SEOUL, Jul. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Throughout history, a new invention or technological advance has often allowed people to carry less with them. For instance, the invention of coins helped reduce the burden of people carrying loads of goods they wished to trade. Just decades ago, it would have been considered unwise, or even unthinkable, [...]

New Smartphone Tech Can Indicate Which Floor User is On

New Smartphone Tech Can Indicate Which Floor User is On

DAEJEON, Jun. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A technology that can pinpoint the exact location of a user by collecting wireless signals from smartphones has been developed. The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) announced on Monday that a research team led by Prof. Han Dong-soo has developed technology that can be used to [...]

Egg’s Freshness Checkable via Smartphones: Institute

Egg’s Freshness Checkable via Smartphones: Institute

SEOUL, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Technology allowing ordinary consumers to easily check the freshness of eggs with their smartphones has been developed, a research institute said Thursday. The new technology uses a reusable wireless sensor tag, communication unit and dynamic software to check the movement and the surrounding temperatures of an egg without cracking [...]

Samsung to Gain from Huawei’s Troubles: Fitch

Samsung to Gain from Huawei’s Troubles: Fitch

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s largest maker of smartphones, is expected to solidify its position in the global smartphone market as troubles surrounding China’s Huawei Technologies Co. deepened amid an escalating trade feud between Washington and Beijing, Fitch Ratings said Monday. Google has said it will stop supplying its [...]

Sony May Retreat from S. Korean Smartphone Market

Sony May Retreat from S. Korean Smartphone Market

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Experts are raising the possibility that Japanese tech giant Sony Corp. will retreat from the South Korean smartphone market due to recent struggles. Sony also decided not to release new smartphones in South Korea for the first half of this year. Sony announced on Tuesday at a Corporate Strategy Meeting [...]

S. Korean Galaxy S10 and iPhone XS Prices 5th Most Expensive in the World

S. Korean Galaxy S10 and iPhone XS Prices 5th Most Expensive in the World

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The lowest prices for the Galaxy S10 and iPhone XS in South Korea’s open market are the fifth most expensive among 17 major countries in the world. The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) announced on Thursday that the lowest prices for Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S10 (128GB) and Apple’s iPhone XS [...]