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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 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…]

Samsung chief arrested in South Korea over bribing charges

Samsung Group’s de facto leader Jay Y. Lee is facing jail time over bribery charges in presidential scandal.

Samsung Electronics vice chairman and heir-apparent to Samsung Group Jay Y. Lee was arrested on Friday morning in South Korea on bribery charges linked to a presidential corruption probe. Last month, a Korean special prosecutor sought an arrest warrant for Lee, but a judge ultimately turned down the request. This time around, the judge granted the arrest after “new  [Read More…]

Samsung Pay Mini now official in South Korea, will be coming to all Android phones

Samsung rolls out an online payments service that works on all Android phones.

Samsung’s digital payments platform Samsung Pay is available on select Galaxy smartphones in 11 countries. In a bid to increase the reach of its services, Samsung has announced Samsung Pay Mini, an online payments solution that will be available on all Android phones. Samsung Pay Mini will be launching in South Korea later this quarter, and Samsung has said that the service will be  [Read More…]

HTC One M9 gets Nougat in Europe, Turkey, South Africa

Other regions to follow for Android 7.0 on HTC’s 2015 flagship.

HTC’s Android 7.0 Nougat update program in Europe hasn’t been running entirely smoothly so far, with the OTA for the HTC 10 being pulled shortly after last week’s launch. Nevertheless, the company is continuing its Nougat rollout, and today Android 7.0 hits the HTC One M9 in mainland Europe, Turkey and South Africa, according to HTC Europe’s Graham Wheeler.

Excited to share that  [Read More…]

Samsung heir could be put behind bars in South Korean bribery scandal

The heir to Samsung’s empire is embroiled in a bribery scandal.

South Korea’s prosecutor is seeking a warrant to arrest Samsung Group’s Jay Y. Lee over bribery and embezzlement allegations. The 48-year-old executive is poised to take over control of Samsung’s business empire from his father, Lee Kun-hee. Jay Y. Lee is accused of bribing Choi Soon-sil, an aide to South Korean president Park Geun-hye, in order to secure political backing for the $ 8 billion merger  [Read More…]

Qualcomm hit with $853 million fine in South Korea for violating antitrust laws

Qualcomm could end up paying a hefty fine in Korea and amend its business practices.

Qualcomm has been fined a record 1.03 trillion won ($ 853 million) by South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) over antitrust violations. The regulator said that Qualcomm’s “unnecessarily broad patent licensing requirements” resulted in phone makers paying more royalties than required for its modem chips.

Qualcomm was also found to be in violation of competition law as it limited access to its  [Read More…]

South Floridians will soon be able to order McDonalds via UberEATS

Ever wanted a Big Mac without the hassle of leaving the house? Good news! Your dream may soon be a reality.

UBEREats will soon deliver McDonald’s from 200 franchises around Tampa, Miami, and Orlando as part of a pilot program by the fast food chain. Once a customer orders off the menu in the UBEREats app, they can track their order just as they would an approaching Uber ride.

While a program like this is  [Read More…]

LG G5 getting Android 7.0 Nougat update in South Korea

Holding on to a LG G5? Well if that’s the case, then you’ll be happy to hear that LG has announced it has started the roll out of the Android 7.0 Nougat for the LG G5 in South Korea. It’s quite a big deal for LG, who managed to be the first device maker to