According to a new report, Samsung is gearing up to launch its recently-announced high-end smartphone, the Galaxy A8, in its home country on Friday, July 24. The handset is believed to carry a 649,000 Korean Won ($563) price tag and will be available in both white and gold colorways.
Samsung has announced that its flagship smartphone of 2015, the Galaxy S6, and its curved sibling, the Galaxy S6 Edge, have been drawing less attention from consumers in South Korea than expected — so it’s quite possible the company won’t reach its regional sales target of over 50 million.
Korean manufacturer Samsung has just decided to open up 1,400 strategically located Galaxy S6 demo stores across the region to further educate its home customers about the upcoming flagship. Users can head over to any of these stores and experience the functionality of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge first hand. Read more
Samsung has officially announced the arrival of the Galaxy Grand Max smartphone in its home region of South Korea. The smartphone has been making appearances in leaks for quite some time now, so the announcement finally puts them to rest. Read more
According to an industry insider, Samsung will cease production of the Galaxy Alpha as soon as existing inventory of its materials run out. ET News reports that the reasoning behind this decision is partly due to the Terminal Distribution Structure Improvement Act recently passed in South Korea, which has resulted in more consumers favouring budget-friendly smartphones.
Following a successful launch in Japan earlier this month, Samsung has today released its first curved phablet, the Galaxy Note Edge, in South Korea. The handset is available to purchase in either black or white colorways through SK Telecom for an eye-watering 1,067,000 Won — approximately $1015.
LG has just confirmed a report we covered earlier today by South Korean news publication, ET News, proposing that it was gearing up to launch the markets second circular-faced Android Wear watch in South Korea next Tuesday, October 14, by issuing a press release.
Samsung has already announced they were planning on speeding up the launch of the Note 4 in South Korea to try and create some momentum after Apple’s iPhone launch, and right now it’s looking like that was a smart move. Early reports say all three major wireless carriers have completely sold through their preorder stock of the Galaxy Note 4, which means there is some pretty strong demand for the device.
SK Telecom is the largest carrier in South Korea, and they cleared their stock in just 9 hours. KT and LG Uplus managed to sell out in three days. Since the preorder period was just from September 18th to the 25th, it’s apparent that customers jumped on the chance to get in line for their device. Read more
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you heard several news stories about Apple’s iPhone 6 launch this past weekend. The Cupertino based company claims to have sold 10 million iPhones on launch weekend, and they very easily could have sold more if supply could meet demand. Regardless of what we think here, Apple is going to sell a ton of their new devices.
Of course, those record breaking sales haven’t gone unnoticed by other major players, especially Samsung. Samsung has announced that they will speed up the release of the Galaxy Note 4 to try and curb some of the momentum behind Apple’s iPhone, starting with an official announcement and unveiling of the Note 4 this Thursday in South Korea. The device will go on sale on the 26th, the day after the announcement ahead of its original October launch. As of right now, this only affects the launch date in South Korea, so we may not see anything happen quicker in other parts of the world, and it’s not clear if they’re speeding up the launch of the Note 4 Edge, either. Read more
Google has announced plans to add a new Campus in Seoul for entrepreneurs to learn, connect, and build companies to change the world. At the new campus, entrepreneurs gain access to mentorship and training from the local startup community, other entrepreneurs, and Google teams. Google is opening new programs in its Seoul campus: Campus for Moms, CampusEDU, and Office Hours are a few. On top of all of this, Entrepreneurs will have access to exchange programs to other Campus locations. Read more