Meet Korean artist and YouTuber Yoo Junho. He's been drafted in to plug the LG G4 in a new promotional video for the phone in LG's home market. But you don't need to understand Korean to get Junho's enthusiasm for LG's leather-backed flagship. As with many things, that message is best conveyed through the medium of GIFs.
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Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 24 Nov 2014 7:10 am
With the Lollipop update live for LG G3 owners in Poland, LG has announced that it is commencing the rollout of the update to South Korean customers. The update may arrive as early as this week, and is scheduled to hit all three major carriers in the country — LG U+, SK Telecom and KT — simultaneously.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 1 Nov 2014 5:37 am
Samsung has commenced pre-orders for the LTE-A variant of the Galaxy Tab S, dubbed the Galaxy Tab S Broadband LTE-A, in South Korea. Claimed to be the first tablet in the world to offer download speeds of up to 225Mbps, the Galaxy Tab S Broadband is set to retail for 824,000 Won ($767.95).
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 28 Oct 2014 4:25 am
After launching the curved display Galaxy Note Edge in Japan earlier this month, Samsung is now bringing the device to South Korea. Carriers SK Telecom and KT are set to offer the device in black and white color variants for 1,067,000 South Korean Won, which comes out to the equivalent of $1015.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 Sep 2014 9:22 am
Samsung is seemingly worried about the launch of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, and is said to be accelerating its release schedule for the Galaxy Note 4. While pre-order interest in the handset in Samsung's home market has been strong, with three major carriers — SK Telecom, KT, LG Uplus — running out of inventory in three days, Samsung is pushing up its launch window to September 26.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 27 Aug 2014 8:24 am
After launching the LG G Vista in the US earlier this month, LG has announced the device for the South Korean market today, where it will be called the Gx2. Available exclusively on the LG U+ network, the Gx2 will be marketed as the successor to the LG Gx, which made its debut last December.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 22 Jul 2014 2:46 am
To further reinforce the fact that South Korean users get all the latest gadgets, LG has announced a faster variant of the G3, one which features the Snapdragon 805 SoC, in its home market. The device will be available for sale in the country starting July 25.
Just as folks who ordered the Samsung Gear Live on day one get ready to receive shipping notifications, Google Play has expanded availability of the watch to Australia, Japan and South Korea. This isn't too notable of an expansion, actually, as the LG G Watch was already available in the three countries — this simply brings the Gear Live's availability nearly up to par with that of the G Watch.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 24 Jun 2014 6:19 am
Samsung has commenced pre-orders of the recently announced Galaxy Tab S tablets in its home country. Although pricing for the tablets hasn't been revealed, Samsung has mentioned that the first orders will receive a set of Level On on-ear headphones for free.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 Jun 2014 7:35 am
An LTE-A version of the Galaxy S5 with a QHD screen would be more than enough for most users, but it looks like South Korean carrier KT is taking things to another level by offering a limited edition version of the device with a new back panel.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 16 Jun 2014 8:00 am
Reports out of South Korea suggest that Samsung is getting set to launch an LTE-Advanced version of the Galaxy S5 later this month. The device is said to sport a Snapdragon 805 SoC and can reportedly achieve download speeds of up to 225Mbps.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 16 Jun 2014 8:20 am
The South Korean government announced today that it will collaborate with the EU in developing new technologies, set standards and allocate radio frequencies for next-generation mobile information and communication networks.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 14 May 2014 4:38 am
After launching the streaming device across the E.U. in March, Google has announced that the Chromecast will be available for sale in South Korea starting today — the first time the dongle has been made available in Asia.
Operators look to avoid government-imposed sales bans around planned April 11 launch window
The Samsung Galaxy S5 went on sale in South Korea today, more than two weeks ahead of the planned global launch date of April 11, as local carriers released the phone early. As we reported a couple of weeks ago, government-imposed sales bans affecting new contracts and upgrades looked set to interfere...
The Samsung Galaxy Camera has always been an odd device, but starting next month you'll be able to get a new version of the odd device: the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 starts shipping globally this March for $450. If you happen to be living in South Korea, ZDNet Korea is reporting that you can actually grab the Galaxy Camera 2 today for 499,000 won, but the rest of us will have to wait a few weeks...
Despite a name which almost screams low end, the Samsung Galaxy Pop is far from low end. Packing a quad-core processor, LTE, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and many of the software bells and whistles the Galaxy S 3 has, the Galaxy Pop doesn't sound bad at all. Granted, it isn't something we'll be seeing anytime soon in European or North American markets, but it is on sale in Samsung's native South Korea...
At first glance you'd be forgiven for mistaking what we see here for an LG Optimus L7, but it is in fact reportedly the latest in the Optimus LTE line -- the imaginatively titled Optimus LTE III. Spied in South Korea, the LTE III is supposedly launching sometime later this year on the country's SK Telecom network.
Like the L-Series devices, the LTE III is reported to carry some decent mid-range...
U.S. Galaxy S3 models may have just received their Android 4.1.1 update, but international versions are already moving ahead with the new "Premium Suite" upgrade, which includes Android 4.1.2 and new features like full-screen multitasking. The update started pushing out in some European countries earlier in the week, and now it's landed in Sammy's home territory, as SamMobile reports that South...
Samsung has announced the South Korean launch of its new 5.5-inch smartphone, the Galaxy Note 2. By now we're all familiar with the Note 2's impressive spec sheet -- a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos CPU, 2GB of RAM, 5.5-inch 720p non-PenTile HD SuperAMOLED display, 4G LTE connectivity. Today the device launches across all three main South Korean carriers -- SKT, LG U+ and KT, where it'll be available...
HTC has announced it is to close its office in South Korea, according to reports from Korean news agency Yonhap. The move reportedly follows slow sales of HTC's smartphones in the country, and continuing difficulty in competing with Samsung in its own back yard.
In a market dominated by domestic manufacturers, analysts at Canalys estimate HTC had just one percent market share in South Korea in...