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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 [...]

Samsung Unveils 5G Versions of Mid-range Smartphones

Samsung Unveils 5G Versions of Mid-range Smartphones

SEOUL, April 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. on Thursday unveiled 5G versions of its mid-range smartphones as the South Korean tech giant aims to boost handset sales amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. The world’s largest smartphone vendor introduced the new Galaxy A71 5G and Galaxy A51 5G smartphones, expanding its smartphone lineup that [...]

Smartphones Beat Personal Computers in Stock Trading for 1st Time

Smartphones Beat Personal Computers in Stock Trading for 1st Time

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Smartphones overtook personal computers as the top stock-trading platform in South Korea last year, data showed Sunday. Stock trading via smartphones accounted for an average 40.66 percent of daily trading on the main KOSPI market last year, according to the data by the nation’s bourse operator. In comparison, stock [...]

New System Uses Smartphones and Drones to Measure Fine Dust

New System Uses Smartphones and Drones to Measure Fine Dust

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A new method of measuring the amount of scattering dust using photos taken by smartphones or drones has been developed by the National Institute of Environmental Research. The Ministry of Environment said it will come up with an examination standard for measuring scattering dust using the new optical method. [...]

Chinese Phone Producers Eye Korean Smartphone Market

Chinese Phone Producers Eye Korean Smartphone Market

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — With foreign-made cell phones making their way into the domestic market, members of the public and critics alike are wondering if these phones will be able to find a place in a market dominated by Korean-made devices. While the infiltration of Chinese-made phones is conspicuous, Xiaomi Corp.’s advancement into [...]

Delivery Apps Burden Restaurant Owners

Delivery Apps Burden Restaurant Owners

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The proliferation of delivery service apps due to the rise of single-person households and the ubiquity of smartphones among the mass public combined with the monopolistic structure that these delivery services have created has resulted in an onerous burden for restaurant owners. Addressing this very issue, the Korea Franchise [...]

Online Shopping Purchases Hit Record High in July

Online Shopping Purchases Hit Record High in July

SEJONG, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Purchases made using the Internet and mobile devices in South Korea reached an all-time high in July, government data showed Wednesday, demonstrating the popularity of smartphones, fast delivery and convenient payment options offered to local shoppers. The total value of transactions made with computers, smartphones and tablets reached a [...]