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Samsung to Introduce Recycled Parts for Smartphone Repairs

Samsung to Introduce Recycled Parts for Smartphone Repairs

SEOUL, April 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. plans to expand its eco-friendly project by using recycled parts for maintenance, as the company decided to use recycled materials for the production of smartphones. The tech giant plans to introduce a new “manufacturer-certified recycled materials program” early this year for all smartphone repairs and provide [...]

Samsung’s High-end Smartphones Underperform in Japan

Samsung’s High-end Smartphones Underperform in Japan

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co.’s foldable smartphones are struggling in the Japanese market, partly driven by Japan’s aversion to Korean products. Apple Inc.’s iPhone SE became the most sold phone in Japan last year, followed by the iPhone 12, Sharp Corp.’s Aquos Sense 5G and other iPhones and Japanese brand smartphones, [...]

Galaxy Smartphones Boast Faster Download Speed than iPhone 12 at Home

Galaxy Smartphones Boast Faster Download Speed than iPhone 12 at Home

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy smartphones has faster download speeds than Apple Inc.’s iPhone 12 models on local networks in South Korea, a market tracker said Monday. Ookla, which runs internet speed measurement tool Speedtest, conducted a 5G download speed test for major smartphones in the third quarter of this [...]

Gov’t Announces Plan to Unregister Foreigners’ Smartphones Immediately After Their Departure

Gov’t Announces Plan to Unregister Foreigners’ Smartphones Immediately After Their Departure

SEOUL, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Justice is strengthening information sharing with related agencies to prevent smartphones registered in foreigners’ names from being used as cloned phones for crimes like voice phishing. The ministry announced that starting from this month, it will provide information regarding the departure of foreign nationals who have [...]

Parental Control Apps for Smartphones Could Breach Children’s Rights: Watchdog

Parental Control Apps for Smartphones Could Breach Children’s Rights: Watchdog

SEOUL, March 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The state human rights watchdog has recommended the state telecommunications regulator come up with measures to protect children’s rights from being violated by applications that allow parents to control their children’s mobile activities. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) last week dismissed two teenage plaintiffs’ petitions filed [...]

Samsung Smartphones’ Domestic Market Share Exceeds 70 pct for First Time

Samsung Smartphones’ Domestic Market Share Exceeds 70 pct for First Time

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s biggest smartphone maker, saw its domestic market share exceed 70 percent for the first time in the third quarter on new products, a market research firm said Sunday. For the three months that ended in September, Samsung Electronics produced 3.4 million smartphones to account [...]