A peek into the Samsung Mobile Test Labs in Korea

We had a chance to take a tour of Samsung’s testing facilities at the company headquarters in Suwon, near Seoul, South Korea.  The HQ is called Samsung Digital City and it where most Samsung products are designed and tested. With respect to mobile phones, putting specs on a spec sheet is one thing and getting the product to work in the same way is another thing. We got a chance to see how Samsung’s mobile products are tested before they are shipped.

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Samsung heir and VC Lee Jae-yong arrested in South Korea on bribery charges

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Samsung Electronics vice-chairman, Lee Jae-yon was arrested over his alleged role in a corruption scandal and influence-peddling. He is accused of paying nearly $40 million in bribes to President Park Geun-hye and her close friend Choi Soon-sil to secure policy favors. Continue reading “Samsung heir and VC Lee Jae-yong arrested in South Korea on bribery charges”

Samsung to kick start Galaxy S7 and S7 edge leasing program on March 11

Samsung announced the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, its much awaited flagships this year at the MWC 2016. Now the company is piloting a new leasing program for the two phones in South Korea.

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LG G5 shows up on Geekbench – Snapdragon 820 and 4GB RAM confirmed

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The upcoming flagship from LG is now receiving a lot of limelight. After revealing that the G5 will have an “Always On” display in a teaser, a new listing on Geekbench confirms the fact that the smartphone will have 4GB of RAM and will be powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge getting update to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow in South Korea

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Samsung has started the roll out of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge in South Korea. The Marshmallow build has leaked to the Galaxy Note5, Note 4 and S5 in the past accidentally but this is now an official update.

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Samsung Pay clocks $30 million in accumulated transactions

Samsung has announced first numbers about its own mobile payment service Samsung Pay. The company has revealed that it has accumulated $30 million in transactions in first month since its debut in South Korea.

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Samsung Pay trials kick start in South Korea

Samsung has launched its mobile payment platform, Samsung Pay in Korea via first public trial. Samsung Pay is currently available to a select group of users with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones.

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Samsung Pay enters final testing in South Korea, teams up with 8 card companies

Samsung announced its dedicated mobile payment platform Samsung Pay in March. Now, fresh report from South Korea is stating that the Samsung Pay platform has entered the final stage of testing.

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Obama administration vetoes Apple iPhones/iPads import ban, South Korea concerned

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In a turn of events for the Samsung-Apple patent controversy, US president Barack Obama’s administration has vetoed an import and sales ban on some Apple iPhones and iPads, upending a legal upper hand for Samsung. This is reportedly the first time since 1987 that a presidential administration has vetoed a ban by the country’s own International Trade Commission. This has raised a few eyebrows in the far east, in South Korea, where the media criticized the USA for protecting Apple.

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Foldable displays look possible with Samsung’s latest patent

Samsung is the leader when it comes to display technology, they have been manufacturing one of the best displays from quite some time, Samsung had patented the concept of foldable display in South Korea  in the year 2006, the recently granted U.S patent for Samsung’s foldable display actually shows some positive light in this concept.

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Samsung Galaxy S II LTE and Galaxy S II LTE HD announced in Korea

Samsung has launched the Galaxy S II LTE and Galaxy S II LTE HD in Korea. The Samsung Galaxy S II LTE is the first LTE phone from Samsung to launch in Korea and the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE HD has HD Super AMOLED display that feature 316 pixels per inch (ppi), higher than the standard 300ppi that provides better sharpness and readability. Both these phones run on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and features 1.5GHz dual core processor.  Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S II LTE and Galaxy S II LTE HD announced in Korea”

LG Announces The Optimus Q2 QWERTY Smartphone

LG recently announced the new LG Optimus Q2 smartphone. This handset comes with a 4 inch IPS display, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 1.2GHz Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 5 megapixel camera and so on.

LG recently announced the new LG Optimus Q2 smartphone. This handset runs on the Android 2.3 Operating System and it comes with a 4 inch IPS display, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 1.2GHz Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 5 megapixel camera and so on. LG Optimus Q2 is the successor of the popular Optimus Q smartphone, which was released last year for the South Korean market. Continue reading “LG Announces The Optimus Q2 QWERTY Smartphone”

LG Optimus 3D to come with 3 pre-loaded Stereoscopic 3D games

LG has announced that the LG Optimus 3D would come pre-loaded with 3 stereoscopic 3D (S-3D) games. They have also introduced 17 stereoscopic 3D games from the leading mobile Game developer Gameloft that could be downloaded at discounted rates for LG Optimus 3D owners. The LG Optimus 3D was announced at MWC 2011 this February and now officially launched in Korea and is up for pre-order in UK. Continue reading “LG Optimus 3D to come with 3 pre-loaded Stereoscopic 3D games”

Samsung Backs out: Drops Apple countersuit

Just a few weeks back we had heard that Apple  sued Samsung at their home ground in South Korea, and we expected Samsung to fight back by another law Suit against Apple, but Samsung took a different route this time, they dropped the counter-suit against Apple of about 10 claims.

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HTC EVO 4G+ Announced In South Korea

HTC EVO 4G have been finally announced in South Korea. HTC EVO 4G+ looks quite similar to the HTC EVO 3D, but it does not have a dual camera for 3D video recording, nor does it support 3D playback.

Yesterday, we posted the leaked pics and video of the HTC EVO 4G+ and now, the company officially unveiled the device at their website. HTC EVO 4G+ looks quite similar to the HTC EVO 3D, but it does not have a dual camera for 3D video recording, nor does it support 3D playback. HTC EVO 4G+ runs on the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. Continue reading “HTC EVO 4G+ Announced In South Korea”