Jason Statham LG G5 Commercial

LG G5 smartphone commercial starring English actor Jason Statham.

Source: LG Mobile HQ

Apple rumored to open first store in Korea

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Apple Inc. is planning to open its first official retail store in South Korea, home to Samsung, its fiercest rival in global smartphone market.

Right now Korean consumers have to buy Apple products via third party retailers. The products generally arrived later than global release; and there’s also customer support issues, which is probably the main reason Apple is considering the move.

Apple has just launched the iPhone 7 with mix success. Meanwhile Samsung is facing huge problem with its Galaxy Note 7 batteries, with global recalls and sales halted.

LG begins sales of world’s first curved Oled TV

LG Electronics announced that it will begin accepting pre-orders for its 55-inch Curved OLED TV in Korea, with deliveries to begin in May, which makes LG the first and only company to commercialize both the flat screen and the Curved OLED TV.

LG Electronics First Curved Oled TV

According to press release, the new EA9800 model “features the industry’s very first curved screen ergonomic design, providing an IMAX-like viewing experience in the home. With more than five years of research behind developing the optimum curvature, the entire screen surface is equidistant from the viewer’s eyes, eliminating the problem of screen-edge visual distortion and loss of detail.”

Timing and pricing of the Curved OLED TV in markets outside of Korea will be announced in the months ahead.

Koreans Change Phone Most Often

Korean smartphone users change their gadget more frequent than in any other country, according to data released by research firm Strategy Analytics.

67.8% of Korean smartphone users is said to have changed their phones last year. Chile came second with 55.5%, followed by the United States at 55.2%.

The report covered a total of 88 countries and is used as forecast for global smartphone market.

Source: Koreatimes