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Xiaomi Launches Aggressive Push into Korean Market

Xiaomi Launches Aggressive Push into Korean Market

SEOUL, March 4 (Korea Bizwire) – China’s Xiaomi is moving fast to team up with Korean retailers, inking distribution agreements for the Korean market. Xiaomi products are becoming more and more popular for their excellent value proposition, and it seems like the Chinese company is setting out to dominate the Korean market. Xiaomi created a craze [...]

Xiaomi Set to Rekindle Smartphone Battle

Xiaomi Set to Rekindle Smartphone Battle

China-based tech giant Xiaomi Inc., which has been sluggish in tapping overseas markets due to copyright-related issues, is set to speed up its expansion with a new flagship, industry sources said Thursday, engaging in new battles with top brands like Samsung and Apple in South Korea. (Image : Yonhap) SEOUL, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) – [...]

S. Korean, Chinese Smartphones to Clash at MWC

S. Korean, Chinese Smartphones to Clash at MWC

SEOUL, Feb. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Desperate to expand their global presence, South Korean and Chinese smartphone makers are likely to fight a pitched battle to steal the show at the world’s largest tech exhibition in Spain next week, industry watchers said Tuesday. The four-day Mobile World Congress (MWC) is slated to kick off in [...]

11st Strikes Deal with Xiaomi Affiliate ZMI

11st Strikes Deal with Xiaomi Affiliate ZMI

SEOUL, Jan.19 (Korea Bizwire) – ZMI, an affiliate of the Chinese electronics brand Xiaomi, will officially enter the Korean market through the 11st online shopping site. 11st announced that it signed an agreement with ZMI to cooperate in online sales on January 13, and set foot as the official online retail channel for the brand. [...]

China’s Haier Pushes into Korea with Half-Price TVs

China’s Haier Pushes into Korea with Half-Price TVs

SEOUL, Jan.18 (Korea Bizwire) – China’s Haier Group, which just inked a deal to take over General Electric’s appliance business, is entering the Korean market with a bang, offering what it calls a ‘half-price TV’. According to industry reports, Haier Korea launched a 32-inch HD LED model through its MOOKA TV brand, an online exclusive, [...]

Chinese Smartphones Make Inroads into S. Korea

Chinese Smartphones Make Inroads into S. Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Taiwan-born singer Tzuyu, a member of the popular girl group TWICE under South Korea’s JYP Entertainment, promotes a Huawei smartphone in advertisements that local mobile carrier LG Uplus Corp. has posted on YouTube and other online platforms. It’s no surprise that a foreigner appears on South Korean ads as [...]

Chinese Electronics Threaten Domestic Manufacturers

Chinese Electronics Threaten Domestic Manufacturers

SEOUL, Jan.7 (Korea Bizwire) – Chinese electronics, which have often been thought of as cheap in price, but also in quality, have moved into the spotlight. Sales of Chinese smartphones and small smart devices are on a rapid rise due to reasonable prices and decent performance. Two Chinese manufacturers, Xiaomi and Huawei, are leading the [...]

KT, Interpark Botch Xiaomi Smartphone Launch

KT, Interpark Botch Xiaomi Smartphone Launch

SEOUL, Jan.7 (Korea Bizwire) – A special sales event for a Xiaomi smartphone hosted by an online shopping site was canceled soon after its launch. Complaints from angry consumers quickly filled up internet message boards, which only proved that the cancelation of the event showed the growing influence of Chinese smartphones. With an unsatisfying explanation [...]