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Korean celebrities’ Samsung Cloud data hacked and held to ransom

Numerous celebrities from South Korea have reportedly been blackmailed after they’ve gotten their Samsung Cloud personal data hacked, according to a recent report from the local media. More than 10 extorsion cases involving actors, K-pop stars and famous chefs have been confirmed by the authorities.This security issue is not related to the exaggerated reports of […]

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Samsung annual exec reshuffle seemingly on hold ahead of major reform

Samsung Electronics has yet to make any announcements regarding its annual organizational reshuffle, but the company’s leadership could go through a major reform in the near future. Sources cited by The Korea Herald claim that Samsung Electronics has remained silent on the matter because of the ongoing legal issues involving de facto leader Lee Jae-yong […]

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Samsung Galaxy Book Flex and Ion pre-orders go live in Korea tomorrow

The wait for the world’s first QLED-equipped laptops is nearly over, as Samsung’s Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion are set to become available for pre-order this Friday – December 13 – at least in South Korea.Both laptop models were unveiled in late October at SDC 2019, and they were both developed as part […]

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Samsung Galaxy sits atop South Korea’s most valuable 100 brands, again

Samsung Galaxy was deemed the most valuable brand in South Korea for the 9th consecutive year. The brand sits atop the BrandStock Top (100) Index published over the weekend and outshines other local companies, including E-Mart and KakaoTalk, who occupy 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.Galaxy brand value boosted by Samsung’s marketing strategy in JapanInterestingly, the […]

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Samsung tops Q3 sales in South Korea, making the competition look bad

Samsung’s influence in the global mobile space is massive, with some markets showing a higher affinity for Galaxy smartphones than others. South Korea is one of the places where the Samsung brand is dominating the competition, and the company’s home country is looking a little bit like its own playground as well.According to a Counterpoint […]

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Breaking: Galaxy S9 Android 10 beta program starts in India, South Korea

Samsung has kicked off the One UI 2.0 beta program for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. The beta is currently available in India and South Korea, where users of either device can sign up for the beta from the Samsung Members app. The Android 10 beta has also been released for the Galaxy Note […]

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Samsung introduces 18 new startups selected under the C-Lab Outside program

Samsung held the 2019 C-Lab Outside Demoday event at its R&D Campus in Seocho-gu, Seoul, yesterday. At the event, the company introduced 18 new startups that were selected through the C-Labs Outside contest in August this year. These startups cover diverse business areas such as AI, lifestyle, VR / AR, healthcare, etc.More than 300 attendees […]

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Samsung awarded for environmental sustainability of its semiconductor products

Samsung Electronics’ 512GB eUFS 3.0 solution has become the first mobile memory in the industry to be awarded the Carbon Footprint and Water Footprint Certifications from Carbon Trust, an independent, UK-based non-profit organization that’s on a mission to push various industries into sustainability by reducing carbon emissions and water usage throughout the production cycle.Samsung’s eUFS […]

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New Galaxy S10 Android 10 beta update out with notable fixes

Samsung is racing to the finish line by releasing yet another beta Android 10 update for the Galaxy S10 series. This is the seventh beta update overall and is currently rolling out in the United States for the unlocked models and in South Korea, with software version G97*U1UEU2ZSKL for the former and G97*NKSU3ZSKL for the latter.The […]

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Samsung Android 10 release nears as One UI 2.0 beta closed in Korea

Exactly a month after launching the Galaxy S10 Android 10 One UI 2.0 beta program, Samsung has closed beta registrations in South Korea. It has only done that for the Galaxy S10, though, as beta registrations for the Galaxy Note 10 are still being accepted.South Korea was the first market where Samsung launched the One […]

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Samsung suppliers worry about losing business to Chinese ODMs

A few of Samsung’s component suppliers from South Korea are reportedly beginning to worry for their future as Samsung’s plans for outsourcing the production of some of its smartphones to Chinese ODMs could put a dent into their revenues.According to The Korea Times citing market analyst Kim Joon-hwan, local component suppliers could lose 3.4 trillion […]

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Samsung heir appears in court as the retrial begins in the bribery case

Samsung Group’s vice-chairman and the de facto chief Lee Jae-yong appeared in Seoul’s High Court on Friday as the retrial in the high-profile corruption scandal began in the country’s capital. In August this year, the country’s top court ordered a retrial in the case, overturning parts of the ruling by the lower court that went […]

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Apple Watch Series 5 Launches in Brazil, Korea, and Thailand

Apple Watch Series 5 models are now available to purchase at Apple Stores and select resellers in Brazil, Korea, and Thailand, with both Wi-Fi-only and cellular models released today following pre-orders. Pricing starts at R$3,999 in Brazil, ₩539,000 in Korea, and ฿14,400 in Thailand. Carriers: Brazil: Claro and Vivo Korea: KT, SK Telecom, and LG […]

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Galaxy Watch Active 2 LTE and UAE launch in Korea this week

The Galaxy Watch Active 2 LTE and Under Armour Edition are nearing their South Korean market release, as Samsung just announced that they will be joining the Wi-Fi-only version on store shelves on October 23 and October 25, respectively.The company intends to make this release a bit more exciting by gifting customers discount coupons for the […]

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Samsung teases Galaxy Note 10 One UI 2.0 beta program in Korea

Samsung Korea has revealed that the Android 10 One UI 2.0 beta program for the Galaxy Note 10 5G and Galaxy Note 10+ 5G is coming soon. The Galaxy Note 10 beta program was originally scheduled for October 21, but as we reported yesterday, Samsung’s customer care representatives are now saying that it has been […]

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