Apple's South Korean offices are raided the day before the iPhone X launches in the country

A few days ago, we told you that the Apple iPhone X did very well in South Korea by selling out during the pre-order period that ended today in the country. That means that starting Friday, the tenth anniversary iPhone model can be purchased in LG and Samsung’s own backyard. Last week, it took Korean carrier SK Telecom just 3 minutes to sell out its pre-order inventory of the iPhone X. Last year, it took 20 minutes for SK Telecom to sell out its pre-order inventory of the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus.

On Thursday, the day before the launch of the iPhone X in South Korea, officials …


Apple iPhone X sells out quickly in South Korea

South Korea is home to a couple of Apple rivals in Samsung and LG. But the Apple iPhone X made a statement on Friday when Korean carrier SK Telecom sold out its stock in 3 minutes. That compares to the 20 minutes it took SK Telecom to sell out the Apple iPhone 7 last year. The carrier said that the silver colored version of the tenth anniversary model was the most popular of the two color options (Space Gray being the other choice), selling out in just one minute.

In South Korea, the 64GB Apple iPhone X is priced at the equivalent of $1,237 versus the $999 the phone costs in the states. …

South Park: Phone Destroyer out now for iOS and Android, ready to offend you with is spicy humor

South Park Phone Destroyer is finally out for Android and iOS devices, combining game mechanics from two rather popular game genres: real-time strategy and collectible card games. 
The game will have you embark on yet another journey in South Park, Colorado, where the protagonist will have to join the crazy cos-playing antics of Cartman, Kyle, Stan, and Kenny. Following the same humoristic style that can be found in PC games like South Park: The Fractured But Whole and South Park: The Stick of Truth, the new mobile title will allow players to take part …

More than a million Galaxy Note 8 units have been sold in South Korea already

The Galaxy Note 8 has been on the shelves for just over a month in South Korea, but it’s been already reported that over a million units of Samsung’s best smartphone to date have already made their way to local users’ pockets.

Roughly 23,000 devices have been sold each and every day in Samsung’s home market, making the Note 8 one of the most popular devices locally, which hints at a rather strong momentum.

In South Korea, the Note 8 goes for a million KRW, which translated to roughly $979. Aside from the regular Midnight Black, Orchid Gray and …

South Park: Phone Destroyer lands on Android and iOS devices on November 9

Ubisoft soft-launched South Park: Phone Destroyer in Canada back in June and announced today that the mobile game will be released in the App Store and Google Play on November 9.

According to developers, this is a mobile card collection real-time that brings players iconic South Park characters, action-packed strategy, fierce PvP battles, as well as trademark South Park humor.

There are more than 80 unique collectible cards in South Park: Phone Destroyer, which can be upgraded as you advance in the game. The game also features a single player story written …

Samsung rings up 270,000 Galaxy Note 8 units in South Korea over the launch weekend

With the hoopla over the new 2017 iPhone models, some of the excitement over the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 seemed to have dissipated. Still, with the device released last Friday, Samsung was able to sell 270,000 units of its high-end phablet in South Korea over the launch weekend. On Friday, three major South Korean carriers (SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus) scored 200,000 orders for the Galaxy Note 8 with an additional 70,000 sold the next day.

To put the figures in perspective, last year 160,000 Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units were sold in South Korea on the date of the phone’s release. Subsequently, …

More than 800,000 Galaxy Note 8 units pre-ordered in South Korea

The Galaxy Note 8 seems to be defying all expectations. According to The Korea Herald, South Korean consumers are absolutely loving the 6.3-inch phablet, as more than 800,000 units have been reserved since pre-orders went live on September 7th.

For comparison, its ill-fated predecessor, the Galaxy Note 7, needed 13 days to achieve the much smaller number of 380,000 pre-orders. What’s even more impressive is that the achievements of the Note 8 are really close to those of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ which broke all mobile sales records in the …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 sets a new pre-order record in South Korea and in the U.S.

Last year, when the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was unveiled, pre-orders for the device went through the roof. Had the phone not been recalled twice and subsequently taken off store shelves, it might have become one of the most popular handsets ever offered by Samsung. This year, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is smashing pre-order records set by previous Galaxy Note devices.

For example, after 24-hours in South Korea, 395,000 units of the Galaxy Note 8 were reserved. Last year, it took 13-days for the Galaxy Note 7 to hit the 380,000 mark for pre-orders. The record this year was achieved by the Galaxy …

South Korea exclusive LG V30 Plus to be unveiled alongside the LG V30 on August 31

LG V30 is becoming official on August 31, just a day before IFA 2017 at Berlin kicks off, that’s already old news at this point. We also do know a ton of stuff about the device, so much that we actually have a few preliminary size comparisons with other unreleased devices. What can we say – there are tons of leaks and we are rather good with Photoshop.
A new rumor just broke pertaining to LG’s future handsets just broke out, and it’s a rather saucy one – apparently, there might be two devices unveiled on stage on August 31, with a so-called LG V30 Plus joining …

Galaxy Note FE now for sale in South Korea with Bixby on board

Samsung’s ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 has finally been resurrected in its final form — the Galaxy Note FE. The new S Pen-toting phablet bears the same design as last year’s beast and — since it’s built from the returned and recycled Note 7 units — mostly the same hardware, save for the battery and the processor. To be extra, extra safe, Samsung has downgraded the Note 7’s 3,500 mAh cell to a 3,200 mAh one to put inside the Note FE. The SoC has been slightly upgraded to Snapdragon 821, from the Snapdragon 820.

After a long wait, the Fan Edition has finally hit store shelves in South Korea. There …