Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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S Korean telcos pin hope on further 5G adoption this year

The country ended last year with a total 11.85 million 5G subscribers, with SK Telecom Co., the country's largest wireless carrier, leading the pack with 5.48 million users, followed by KT Corp. at 3.62 million and LG Uplus Corp.

Samsung in rush to launch new budget smartphones: Report

The new budget phone comes with a quad rear-camera setup with a 48MP main shooter, 5MP ultra wide lens, 2MP depth sensor and 2MP macro camera. It also has an 8-MP selfie camera.

US commission backs LG in high-profile trade secret dispute

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) affirmed a preliminary ruling delivered in February 2020 to support LG's claims that SK used stolen trade secrets to develop its electric vehicle (EV) batteries.

LG ranks 2nd in telematics control unit market in 2020

LG Electronics accounted for 18.4 per cent of the global TCU shipments in 2020, to rank second behind Continental AG with a 20.3 percent market share, according to market researcher Counterpoint Research.

Galaxy S21 set to sell in 130 countries by next month

Sales of the Galaxy S21 series have started in 60 countries, including South Korea, the United States, Britain and India, according to Samsung.

Samsung posts solid Q4 results, expects weaker Q1

The company presented a conservative view on a so-called "super cycle" in the memory chip sector that many analysts have predicted to start this year.

Samsung Display to mass-produce 90Hz OLED screens for laptops

Samsung Display said the mass production of its 90Hz OLED screen for laptops will begin in March.

LG says its bleeding mobile biz open to ‘every possibility’

"In the global market, the competition is getting fierce in the mobile business which includes smartphones," LG said in a statement late on Wednesday.

LG Uplus to terminate 2G services by June

The move comes after SK Telecom, South Korea's largest wireless provider, ended its 2G services in July last year, while rival KT Corp. shut down 2G operations back in 2012.

Samsung to unveil new shareholder return programme

Samsung, the world's largest memory chip and smartphone maker, is expected to announce its new shareholder return initiative for the 2021-2023 period on January 28 along with its fourth-quarter earnings report.

LG to feature virtual human as speaker during CES 2021

LG said an artificial human, named Reah Keem, will deliver a three-minute presentation at its press event for the all-digital Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2021 on Monday.

LG unveils upgraded smart TV platform with new voice controls

LG, the world's second-largest TV maker, said the webOS 6.0 would run on its 2021 TV sets, including OLED, QNED Mini LED and NanoCell TVs, and would feature enhanced voice controls and user-friendly interface.

Samsung unveils 2021 TV lineup with new Neo QLED TV

Samsung's Neo QLED TV made its debut at the First Look event ahead of Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2021, along with new models of Micro LED and Lifestyle TVs.

More than 200mn people used Samsung’s fitness app in 2020

"In the past year alone, Samsung Health users burned around 3 billion calories and took around 78 trillion steps combined the equivalent of walking from the Earth to the sun and back 200 times," said Samsung

SK Innovation to issue $1bn ‘green bond’ for US battery plant

SK battery America Inc., the Korean firm's U.S. subsidiary, will issue the green bond, a type of financing for eco-friendly projects, later this month to build its second EV battery plant in Georgia, a company spokesperson said.

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