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Samsung and Apple are actually playing a zero-sum game in the premium phone market.
Zero-sum Game
6 February 2017 - 11:00am
The global premium smartphone market is not that big. It only accounts for 20 percent in the entire smartphone market. However, Apple and Samsung are devoting much energy to the premium phone market...
Samsung Electronics has decided to build a home appliance plant with an annual production capacity of 2 million units early next year in the U.S. in response to Trump’s message on his Tweeter, “Thank you.”
Response to Trump’s Twitter
6 February 2017 - 10:45am
Samsung Electronics will build a home appliance manufacturing plant with an annual production capacity of 2 million units to operate early next year in South Carolina of the U.S. According to Samsung...
In its first week in the South Korean market, the popularity of Pokemon Go soared to the point of a large number of Pokemon hunters being found in streets, parks and so on.
Pokemon Go
3 February 2017 - 12:15pm
Market research firm WiseApp announced on February 2 that the number of South Koreans who played Pokemon Go at least once in the previous week is estimated at 6.98 million with those aged below 30...
LG U+ recorded an operating profit of 746.5 billion won last year to hit an all-time high with its operating revenue.
For Future Preparation
3 February 2017 - 12:15pm
LG U+ announced on February 2 that it recorded an operating profit of 746.5 billion won last year to hit an all-time high with its operating revenue, which means its annual sales not including...
The Korean government will invest 315.7 billion won to secure original technologies for bio sectors.
Bio Tech Development
3 February 2017 - 12:00pm
The Korean government will invest 315.7 billion won to secure original technologies for bio sectors such as new drugs, medical devices, future medical care, genomics and brain science this year....
Samsung Electronics will launch 'Samsung Pay Mini', which can be used not only on its Galaxy smartphones but also on any mobile phones loaded with the Android operating system (OS).
‘Samsung Pay Mini’
3 February 2017 - 11:30am
Samsung Electronics will launch 'Samsung Pay Mini', an easy mobile payment service that can be used not only on its Galaxy smartphones but also on any mobile phones loaded with the Android operating...
Samsung Electronics is reportedly considering the use of Japanese batteries in its upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone
Battery for Galaxy S8
3 February 2017 - 11:30am
Samsung Electronics is reportedly considering the use of Japanese batteries in its upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone. This seems a follow-up measure after the company announced to seek for a...
Samsung Electronics posted a global smartphone market share of 17.7% in the fourth quarter of last year, the lowest level in six years and lower than that of Apple (17.8%).
Falling Market Share
2 February 2017 - 3:30pm
Samsung Electronics was dethroned in the smartphone market in five years. There are concerns that Korean smartphone makers have been sandwiched between Apple and Chinese makers such as Apple and...
Samsung Electronics will invest in AI voice recognition company “SoundHound” by joining hands with Nvidia, a big player in the autonomous driving system sector.
Investment in AI Voice Recognition
2 February 2017 - 3:15pm
Samsung Electronics has joined hands with Nvidia, a big player in the autonomous driving system sector, to invest in AI voice recognition company “SoundHound.” According to industry sources on Feb. 1...
The Hyundai Research Institute claimed that it is urgently needed to increase the competitiveness of the Korean ICT industry.
Competitiveness Threatened
2 February 2017 - 2:45pm
The Hyundai Research Institute claimed this notion in its report titled "Characteristics and Implications of Korea's ICT Industry," released on February 1, saying, “Korea, an ICT powerhouse, has high...
Samsung Electronics is expected to receive LCD TV panels from LG Display as early as June
First Time Ever
2 February 2017 - 11:45am
LG Display is planning to supply its LCD panels for TVs to Samsung Electronics. Samsung Electronics is expected to sign a panel supply deal with LG Display by the end of the first quarter this year...
The technical requirements and scenarios of its five 5G pilot services were approved as a draft recommendation for international standards at the ITU meeting held in Geneva, Switzerland last month.
5G Standard
1 February 2017 - 12:00pm
The 5G pilot services that KT has been developing for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games have been adopted as a draft for international standardization. KT announced on January 30 that the...

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