Galaxy S9 sales finally surpass 1 million units in South Korea, Samsung confirms

Samsung has officially confirmed sales figures for the Galaxy S9 series in South Korea. The number one smartphone manufacturer still expects the Galaxy S9 line to outperform last year’s Galaxy S8 devices, although the company’s sales figures suggest the new devices are lagging behind slightly.

Since the Galaxy S9 series launched back in March, Samsung has confirmed its new lineup has sold 1 million units in its home country, taking just under two months to do so. For comparison, last year’s flagship devices took just 37 days to reach that number, while even 2011’s Galaxy S2 reached the …

Samsung's Galaxy S9 sales hit record-lows in South Korea, iPhone X too

A new report claims the latest flagships from Samsung and Apple are seeing record-low sales in South Korea. It has previously been reported a number of times that Apple has been forced to cut iPhone X orders due to lower-than-expected demand, and this appears to have spread to South Korea. Unfortunately for Samsung, however, its brand also appears to be tackling weak demand.

According to the data obtained by ET News, Apple managed to shift just 475,000 units of the iPhone X via the major South Korean carriers over the course of its first four months, with a peak of 163,000 devices in December …

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are not embraced in South Korea

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ seem to be underperforming in sales. The news comes from nowhere else but Samsung’s home soil – South Korea.

Reports have it that South Koreans are not that interested in the Galaxy S9 and S9+ because of the lack of significant improvements over the previous generation. The “reimagined” camera and AR Emoji, despite being all good and smooth, seem to not be the selling point of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ Samsung hoped for.
Another reason for the low sales could be the lack of design differences between the Galaxy S8 and S9. There’s …

Mike and Karen Pence 'took a seat' to protest North and South Korean unity of all things


When North and South Korean athletes walked out together during the Pyeonchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony Friday, most people present cheered it as a sign of possible peace during a tumultuous time. 

But not Vice President Mike Pence.

Pence and his wife Karen were in attendance for the Parade of Nations as competing athletes of the world filed in. Athletes from North and South Korea entered together, wearing matching outfits and waving flags. The stadium erupted in cheers for the symbolic show of unity. 

As everyone stood, the Pences sat the whole thing out.

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Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee is named by South Korean police as a possible tax evader-again

A few days ago Jay Y. Lee, the Vice Chairman of Samsung Electronics, was released from prison after serving 353 days of a five year sentence for bribery and embezzlement. Now, he is a free man although he is on probation for four years. The Seoul High Court overturned the original court ruling and cut Lee’s sentence to two and a half years before granting him early release and probation. But while Lee is now out of prison, his father might be moving in.

Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee, Jay Y. Lee’s dad, has been hospitalized since suffering a heart attack back in 2014. Now, South …

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 …