Tag Archive: Korea


Samsung Galaxy A8 now available for pre-order in South Korea

You can now pre-order Samsung’s exciting mid-ranger.

The past couple years have seen a lot of excellent mid-range Android handsets, but one that caught our attention for 2018 when it was announced in late December is the Samsung Galaxy A8. Samsung previously announced that the A8 would be launching in Vietnam on January 6, and now the phone is officially available for pre-order in South Korea.

KT Corp will be the official carrier for the A8 in  [Read More…]

Stable Oreo update now rolling out to the LG V30 in South Korea

LG V30 starts receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update.

LG has been beta testing the Oreo update for the LG V30 in its home market for nearly a month, and the company is now rolling out the stable build. Like the beta update, the stable Oreo build is initially rolling out to V30 users in South Korea.

In the announcement, LG says it implemented feedback from over 500 customers enrolled in the beta program, with the  [Read More…]

LG G6+ with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is now official in Korea

LG G6+ with 6GB RAM,128GB storage, and new color options is going on sale in Korea early next month.

Samsung rolled out a variant of the Galaxy S8 with 6GB of RAM in its home market earlier this year, and LG is now following suit with the G6+. The phone is an upgraded variant of the LG G6 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage, and will be going up for sale in South Korea early next month.

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LG Pay released, will be available on the LG G6 in South Korea at launch

LG recently introduced its own mobile paying service dubbed LG Pay, which launches as a direct competitor to Samsung Pay, Android Pay, and Apple Pay. LG Pay will be offered in South Korea first and will land on the LG G6 via a software update that will allow users to add up to 10 payment […]

Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 could go on sale in South Korea in June

Refurbished Note 7 will be $ 250 more affordable than the original.

Samsung announced at the end of last month that it would bring back the Note 7 as a refurbished device in select markets. The refurbished model was spotted undergoing Wi-Fi certification earlier this week, and a report out of South Korea suggests the phone will be available at the end of June.

The refurbished Note 7 will feature a smaller 3000mAh battery, but the  [Read More…]

Some Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ units in South Korea affected by reddish tint

Well that didn’t take long – Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ units have barely started shipping out to users in South Korean and we already have a problem. According to a report coming out of the Korean Herald, a number of customers who pre-ordered the new handsets in the country took to forums to […]

LG G6 reportedly enjoys strong early sales in Korea

30,000 units sold in launch weekend, according to Korean press.

Western consumers may have to wait another few weeks to get their hands on the LG G6, but the new phone is already on sale in LG’s home market of South Korea — and, according to report from the local press, doing rather well.

The Korea Herald reports that the G6 sold more than 30,000 units across the country over its launch weekend, with pre-orders exceeding 82,000  [Read More…]

ZTE guilty of violating U.S. sanctions, will pay $892 million for shipping goods to Iran and North Korea

A massive settlement in the U.S. follows years of wrongdoing.

ZTE has plead guilty to allegations that it violated U.S. laws relating to its involvement in the transfer of U.S. telecom equipment to both Iran and North Korea, as well as lying to federal investigators by insisting that such shipments had stopped. The settlement of $ 892 million and guilty plea relates to a period between 2010 and 2016 when ZTE shipped over $ 30 million in U.S.-based products  [Read More…]

LG G6 goes up for pre-order in South Korea, comes with $390 worth of freebies

LG is throwing in a lot of freebies with G6 pre-orders.

South Korean carriers have kicked off pre-orders for the LG G6 ahead of the phone’s official debut in the country on March 10. The device will retail for 899,800 won ($ 780), and LG is throwing in freebies worth 450,000 won ($ 390) with every order. Customers pre-ordering the device will receive a one-year screen replacement service, an original case, Tone Platinum HBS-1100 Bluetooth neckbuds, and  [Read More…]

Watch Andrew and Alex discuss the LG G6 in Korea!

See our first impressions of the LG G6 from Korea.

We had a wonderful and unique opportunity to join LG for a tour and set of interviews surrounding the launch of the new LG G6. On our final day in Seoul before heading back home prior to MWC 2017, we took the opportunity to sit down and collect our thoughts on everything we saw.

As you can tell, we have plenty to talk about. From the interviews  [Read More…]