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LG the latest to support South Korea’s lawsuit against Qualcomm

Samsung dropped out of supporting the Korean Fair Trade Commission’s lawsuit against the semiconductors company for an anticompetitive charge.

LG Mobile gets third leader in three years

Kwon takes over for Hwang Jeon-hwan in the mobile division. Hwang only held the leadership position for just one year. It’s been a rough few years at LG.

The same amount of money that got you a Note 8 can get you a Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Just after the complete spec list of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has been revealed, we get a hint that it could cost the same as its predecessor

Low-cost LG X2 goes official in Korea with outdated design, software and hardware specs

The newly unveiled LG X2 is an even humbler Android 7.1 smartphone than the X4 and X4+, fetching a $175 price in Korea that doesn’t feel low enough.

Mid-range LG Q7 goes on sale in Korea at $455 and up before expanding to ‘global markets’

Not exactly dirt-cheap, the “FullVision” LG Q7 is no pushover either, with a Snapdragon 450 processor, up to 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage space.

Limited-run foldable Galaxy X could cost as much as $2,000 unsubsidized

Whatever this foldable phone will be called, Samsung will aim to be the first to market with it at any supply and any cost.

“Lucky” regions may see Galaxy Note 9 with 8GB RAM, 512GB storage

Samsung has traditionally seeded super-specced Galaxy S and Galaxy Note phones in China, India and Korea. The “super-spec” line is headed up.

Rumored LG V35 ThinQ specs look familiar and unsurprising, AT&T debut tipped for August

The LG V35 ThinQ could be right around the corner, despite the recent launches of the V30S ThinQ and G7 ThinQ. And no, the spec sheet doesn’t look very special.

LG chairman Koo Bon-moo dead at age 73

Koo joined the family fortune in 1975 working in its chemicals company before ascending to the top rank and leaning on new verticals and ideas to drive revenues up.
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LG G7 ThinQ exceeds G6 Korean pre-order figures, but not by much

70,000 reservations in six days is certainly a promising start for the LG G7 ThinQ in Korea, beating the initial popularity of the G6, but the hard part is yet to come for the company’s newest flagship phone.

LG apparently confirming new Wear OS watch for June

A new Wear OS smartwatch from LG now has a due date. It also has a price range. We do not know, however, what sort of connectivity it will have.
LG G7 ThinQ

LG G7 ThinQ finally gets an official domestic price tag ahead of May 18 launch

The AI-infused LG G7 ThinQ is slightly more affordable in Korea than the G6 a year ago, sparking hopes of a US MSRP circling $700.
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Korea sees weak sales of Samsung’s Galaxy S9 duo, Apple’s iPhone X

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+ are reportedly not doing very well in the company’s homeland, but neither is Apple’s iPhone X.

Samsung brings Galaxy J2 Pro variant lacking Internet access to Korea

Believe it or not, Samsung seems proud of the missing Wi-Fi, 3G and LTE support on the Korea-only Galaxy J2 Pro, priced at the rough equivalent of $185.

Samsung and LG expect good first quarter figures despite business drags

The two chaebols are expecting to good fiscal quarters this time around and the markets are expecting them to beat their expectations.

6th-gen iPad 9.7 is actually more affordable in Canada, Europe

In many cases, these discounts are roughly in the range of US$20 to US$50, which makes Apple’s claim about this iPad being “the most affordable” one pretty true. Just don’t worry about the Apple Pencil.
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Galaxy S9 sales got off to a slow start in Korea, but global expectations are still high

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 sales numbers may not have exceeded S8 scores on their first day in Korea, but down the line, they should be slightly higher around the world.

LG V30S ThinQ gets a March 9 domestic release date and $975 starting price

If the name, familiar design and largely unchanged specifications of the LG V30S ThinQ are not a problem, rejoice, as the AI-enhanced phone is set to go on sale tomorrow… in Korea only.

Galaxy Note 8 units also going out to all PyeongChang Paralympians

Athletes and officials of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea received a Galaxy Note 8 each. So will all the Paralympians.

Low to mid-end LG X4 sees daylight in Korea with ‘clean design’, large bezels

The modest LG X4 may not be affordable enough to make any kind of a splash in Korea, with LG Pay support, HD DMB technology and a fingerprint sensor as its key selling points.

Galaxy S9 pre-orders in South Korea reportedly not living up to S8

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are underperforming in sales… well, there are several asterisks about the scope of this claim, the prime of which being that these are pre-sales.

iPhones steal market share away from Samsung in Korea for the holidays

Ironically, it’s not the iPhone X that’s helping Apple out here, but sales of older, cheaper iPhones at the carriers instead.

Samsung shows off at the Olympic Games in Korea

It’s the chaebol’s own stomping grounds, after all, and it’s a big sponsor of the Olympiad. If you’re traveling over there, it’ll be promoting a whole bunch of its products.
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Qualcomm 1Q18 earnings come as it notches licensing deal with Samsung

The chipmaker is having great legal troubles with antitrust and licensing deals, but it has been able to pick up a new contract with Samsung.

Samsung 4Q17 earnings show bonkers year for chips, good sales in displays and phones

Memory chips are the definitive moneymaker product for Samsung Electronics and it has meant a record year for investors to celebrate. What about phones?