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    Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ getting the October security patch in South Korea

    The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now getting October's security patch in South Korea. The update is a little later than usual for Samsung, who tends to get them out before the next month's patches arrive.
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    LG V30 owners in Korea getting Android Oreo preview

    LG has announced the Android Oreo preview is now available for LG V30 owners in its native South Korea.
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    Samsung Pay is the most popular mobile payment platform in South Korea

    Samsung Pay has emerged as the most favored mobile payment solution in South Korea as per a new survey by the Korea Consumer Agency. The mobile payments solution emerged victorious with a score of 3.78 points on a scale of 1 to 5.
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    The South Korean Galaxy S8 costs more than double that of the US variant

    A local consumer group is not happy with the Galaxy S8 price in South Korea. It has released a new report today. The report points out that in some cases the price is actually double that of the United States.
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    The LG V30 begins shipping in South Korea

    Two of the big three carriers in South Korea started shipping V30 and V30+ units out.
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    Samsung Pay has accumulated more than $8.5 billion in transaction volume

    Samsung has now revealed that Samsung Pay has processed an accumulated transaction volume of 10 trillion won or $8.76 billion in South Korea. This goes to show that Samsung’s mobile payment service continues to see significant growth in the country.
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    Samsung launches the Galaxy A7 (2017) with Bixby in South Korea

    The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) has launched in the company's home country of South Korea, while featuring a 5.7-inch FHD display, Exynos 7880 SoC, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage.
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    Samsung will build the world's largest OLED factory in the world

    Samsung currently has plans to build a new OLED factory that will increase its AMOLED screen production capabilities. The new factory would increase Samsung's production from 180,000 displays a month up to 270,000 displays a month. The factory will be built in South Korea and estimates suggest...
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    Mid-range LG G Pad IV 8.0 FHD launched in South Korea

    LG has launched a new mid-range tablet called the G Pad IV 8.0 FHD in its home country of South Korea. The device features an 8" 1920 x 1200 display and is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 435 chipset, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage.
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    Samsung has started advertising the Galaxy Note FE in South Korea

    We knew the Galaxy Note FE was going to be launching soon in South Korea, but now we're seeing some ads on display inside stores within the country.
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    Korean Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus sales surpass 1.3 million

    The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are off to historic starts in South Korea. Samsung has sold 1.3 million units in their home country to date, the fastest they've ever done so.
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    Samsung and Sprint are testing LTE-boosting technology in South Korea

    Wireless carriers are pushing for faster cellular connectivity as each of them race to get their 5G running on their network. For now though, many are looking to boost their current LTE network with the 2.5GHz spectrum and that's what Sprint just tested with Samsung in South Korea.
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    It looks like Samsung is releasing the Galaxy Note 7 FE on Korea’s big three networks

    Samsung's support page is now showing there will be three different models of the Galaxy Note 7 FE in South Korea. This indicates that Samsung will be preparing these devices for all three major wireless networks within the country.
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    Rumors suggest the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 might launch in August

    A South Korean website is reporting that Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 could launch in August, the same time that the Galaxy Note 7 launched last year.
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    Android Pay coming to South Korea in August

    A new report suggests Google is prepping to launch its mobile payments service in South Korea in August. The launch was supposed to be last month, but the report says Google delayed it due to issues of security token technology.
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    South Korea is still the country with the best LTE coverage

    OpenSignal has issued a report on the coverage of LTE in 75 countries across the globe. 4G penetration is highest in Asia, with both South Korea and Japan providing 90% coverage. The US ranks at 86.5%.
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    Samsung arrests employee who stole nearly 9,000 phones

    Samsung has arrested one of their employees for stealing 8,474 smartphones from their production headquarters in South Korea. Samsung caught the man after the phones he stole found their way to Vietnam, where they had yet to be officially released.
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    LG calling out OEM subsidies to carriers in Korea

    LG is calling for smartphone subsidy value to be clearly stated in its home country of South Korea. The maximum amount an OEM can subsidize a phone is around ₩330,000 ($295), but under the new proposal bundled accessories would count toward this subsidy. Samsung is against the measure, citing...
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    The Galaxy S8 is selling twice as fast as the Galaxy S7 in South Korea

    Samsung has announced that sales of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have hit the one million mark in South Korea. This milestone was hit just 37 days after being released in the country, compared to the 74 days it took for the Galaxy S7 lineup to hit the milestone.
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    Samsung sets up a $445 million fund for small suppliers

    Samsung has announced it is setting aside $445 million to help invest in small suppliers in South Korea. The move comes after South Korean President Moon Jae-in's call for more to be done to protect small businesses in South Korea.
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    Rumor says Samsung will launch a high-end flip phone in South Korea soon

    A local telecom employee is telling people that Samsung is getting ready to launch a new flip phone in South Korea soon. While they cannot confirm a date, the device is said to come with the model number SM-W2017.
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    Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 launches May 11th in South Korea

    The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will launch May 11th in South Korea, Samsung has announced. It's a 9.7-inch tablet made to compete with Apple's iPad.
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    Samsung Galaxy Folder is the most popular smartphone for seniors in South Korea

    Seniors in South Korea seem to be flocking to the Samsung Galaxy Folder as their smartphone of choice. The device is loved due to its dual-display and clamshell design.
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    Illegal Galaxy S8 subsidies drop price as low as ~$177 in South Korea

    The South Korean smartphone market is pretty cutthroat, which is why illegal subsidies around the Galaxy S8 have surfaced, bringing the price of the phone to just $177.
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    Samsung Galaxy S8 customers in South Korea seem to really like Bixby

    The Korea Times has a piece up that talks about how many Galaxy S8 owners in the country are really enjoying Bixby. The article goes on to quote a number of customers who are enjoying the feature more than they thought they would.