Samsung Galaxy Pop Announced In South Korea; Quad-Core Version Of Galaxy Premier

Back in November, Samsung unveiled the Android powered Galaxy Premier smartphone for international markets. Today, the South Korean manufacturer launched this smartphone in its home country. However, the device has been renamed from Galaxy Premier to Galaxy Pop. Samsung has also upgraded the dual-core processor to quad-core processor. Apart from that, there are no major changes in the specs of this device.

I’m sure some of you might get confused with the previously launched Android Gingerbread powered Galaxy Pop. However, the new Galaxy Pop (SHV-E220S) looks strikingly similar to the Galaxy S III smartphone and runs on the newer Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. This device will be available across all three major carriers – SKT, LG U+ and KT in South Korea.

Samsung Galaxy Pop features a 4.65 inch HD display, sporting a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, TouchWiz UI, 8 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and so on.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, S-Pen, S Note, S Planner, Samsung Hub, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 64 GB expandable memory, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, up to 790 hours of stand-by time, up to 11 hours of talk-time and a 2100 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Pop is currently available for 700,000 South Korean Won (approx. $650). Samsung has also bundled a Flip Cover right in the box.

Samsung Galaxy Grand With 1.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor Announced In South Korea

Samsung has already announced the international variant of the Galaxy Grand smartphone. Earlier this week, the South Korean manufacturer has even launched this device in India. Today, Samsung has finally announced the Galaxy Grand for its home market. However, this variant is slightly different from the international variant. The Samsung Galaxy Grand will comes with a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor and VoLTE connectivity, instead of 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 3G connectivity. Sadly, there is no change to the disappointing screen resolution.

The South Korean variant of Galaxy Grand features a 5 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, TouchWiz UI, 8 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and so on.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, S-Pen, S Note, S Planner, Samsung Hub, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, VoLTE Connectivity, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 64 GB expandable memory, DLNA, Google Play Store, Wi-Fi Direct and a 2100 mAh battery.

Samsung has not yet announced the price of this device. However, the price is expected to be slightly higher than the international variant. This device will be available across all three major carriers – SKT, LG U+ and KT in Marble White color.

LG Optimus G Gets The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update

LG Optimus G is one of the most powerful Android smartphone out there. It is the company’s current flagship device featuring a 4.7 inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064) processor with a 1.5 GHz quad-core Krait CPU, 2 GB RAM, 4G LTE Connectivity and much more.

The LG Optimus G was shipped with the older Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. The manufacturer has already promised to release the newer version of the Android soon after the launch, however it was delayed due to some unknown reasons. Today, LG finally released the much-awaited Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) update for the LG Optimus G.

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This update is currently rolling out in South Korea for both LG U+ and SK Telecom’s variant. The latest update bring the usual Jelly Bean features such as Google Now, Project Butter, improved voice and data connectivity, offline text-to-speech, better performance in camera, new Gallery app, improved power management and advanced notifications.

The latest update can be easily downloaded via Over-The-Air (OTA). You will be automatically notified once the update is available for your device. If you have not yet received the update, then just go to Settings > About Device > System updates and check for the update. LG Optimus G owners in other countries are expected to get this update starting next month.

Samsung Rolling Out The Android 4.0 Update For Galaxy S II LTE In South Korea

Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the most popular device in the history of Android smartphones. Samsung has managed to sell more than 20 million units of this device. Last year, Samsung announced two new variants of this device – the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE and Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE. As the name suggests, both the handsets support the blazing fast 4G LTE network.

Samsung Galaxy S II LTE

All of these devices originally runs on the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. However, Samsung already rolled out the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for the original Galaxy S II smartphone. Now, the company has finally started rolling out the Android 4.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE smartphone.

This update is currently available in South Korea. It comes with some usability improvements and applications multitasking, Face Recognition (Face Unlock), Android Beam, mobile data management and much more. After the upgrade, T store or some market applications may not work properly. This update is not available via OTA (Over-The-Air). You will need to manually update the smartphone using Kies 2.0. If you find something new after this update, please let us know in the comments section below.

5 Million Galaxy S II Units Sold In South Korea

Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the most popular device in the history of Android smartphones. This handset is the successor of the highly-popular Samsung Galaxy S, which was the largest selling Android device in the year 2010. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S II was the largest selling Android device in 2011. This handset was first launched in its home country on April 28, 2011. Even before its official launch, SK Telecom, KT Corp and LG U+ customers pre-ordered 200,000 units in South Korea. 10,000 units of Galaxy S II were pre-ordered in just 24 minutes, while the number doubled in less than an hour.

Samsung Galaxy S II

The Samsung Galaxy S II is also the most popular smartphone in South Korea. Last year, we reported that Samsung managed to sell 3.5 million units of Samsung Galaxy S II in just 5 months. Now, Samsung announced that, the company has finally sold more than 5 million units of this device in South Korea alone. Samsung is currently the market leader in South Korea with more than 53% market share.

The global sales clearly shows that, Samsung Galaxy S II is not only popular in its home country, but the device is still selling like hot cakes in most of the European and Asian markets. Samsung managed to sell 3 million units of this handset in just 55 days, followed by 5 million units in less than 85 days. Within five months of its official launch, Samsung sold 10 million units of Galaxy S II globally. You heard it right! Samsung achieved that milestone, even before the device was officially available for the Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T customers in the States.

We are sure that Samsung Galaxy S II will soon reach the 20 million mark globally. Samsung will also announce the much-awaited smartphone of this year, the Samsung Galaxy S III at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. Are you planning to buy the Samsung Galaxy III smartphone and create another history? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

Samsung Unveils The Galaxy M Style Smartphone In South Korea

Yesterday, Samsung announced the entry level Galaxy Ace Plus smartphone. Now, Samsung unveiled another device in its popular Galaxy range of smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy M Style. This handset runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. The Samsung Galaxy M Style will be first available in South Korea and it is expected to be showcased next week at the CES 2012 in Las Vegas. All the three South Korean carriers – SK Telekom, Korea Telekom and LG U+ will offer this device in the coming weeks.

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Samsung Galaxy M Style features a 4 inch Super AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz single-core processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, TouchWiz user interface, 3 megapixel rear camera, VGA front-facing camera for video calls, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G connectivity and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, stereo FM Radio with RDS, 4 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, DMB TV tuner, Music Hub, Social Hub, Samsung Kies 2.0, A-GPS, Samsung Apps, Android Market and a 1650 mAh battery.

This handset measures 122.5 x 63 x 9.9 mm and weighs just 123 g. The Samsung Galaxy M Style will be available in 3 vibrant colors – Platinum Silver, Blue Black and Lavender Pink. This handset comes with a price-tag of 500,000 won (approx. $440) in South Korea. Samsung has not yet announced the availability of this smartphones in other markets. Stay tuned for more updates!

LG Prada 3.0 Now Available In South Korea

Earlier this month, LG unveiled the first smartphone in the Prada series, the LG Prada 3.0. This handset runs on the Android 2.3.7 (Gingerbread) Operating System. LG has also announced that, the Prada 3.0 will get the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update during the Q2 of 2012. Within 2 weeks of its official announcement, this handset is already available for purchase in South Korea.

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LG Prada 3.0 features a 4.3 inch Nova Plus display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1 GHz dual core TI OMAP 4430 processor, Android 2.3.7 (Gingerbread) OS (upgradable to Android 4.0), Prada UI, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 8 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera, 1 GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32GB expandable memory, A-GPS, NFC, microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0 and a 1540 mAh battery.

LG Prada 3.0 comes with a price tag of 899,800 won (approx. $780) without any contract. SK Telecom will be the first operator in South Korea to sell this handset. KT subscribers can get this handset from January 5, 2012. LG Prada 3.0 will be available for purchase in European and Asian markets, starting next month.

LG Optimus LTE Announced In South Korea

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LG just announced a new smartphone in South Korea – the LG Optimus LTE. It is the company’s first smartphone which comes with a 4.5 inch True IPS HD (1280×720) display. LG Optimus LTE runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. This handset will be available for the SK Telecom subscribers in South Korea. LG has also announced a new variant of the LG Optimus LTE, exclusively for the LG U+ subscribers. There are no difference in the specs of these devices, but the design is slightly different.

“LG Optimus LTE is the first smartphone in Korea to offer vivid and clear HD content on a 4G network,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Our goal is to be a leading player in LTE devices by continuously offering best-in-class products based on our LTE patents and know-how.”

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LG Optimus LTE Specs:

  • 4.5 inch True HD IPS display
  • 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • 8 megapixel rear camera
  • LED flash
  • 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • Stereo FM Radio
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 4 GB internal memory
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • microSD card slot
  • 16 GB card bundled
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • HDMI
  • DLNA capabilities
  • 1830 mAh battery

This handset measures 132.9 x 67.9 x 10.4 mm and weighs 135 grams. LG Optimus LTE is expected to release before the end of October in South Korea. The handset comes with a price tag of 899,800 won (approx. $750). We’re not sure, if LG will sell this device in other countries. Let’s hope for the best!

LG Optimus EX Announced In South Korea

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Last week, we posted the leaked press shots and specs of LG’s upcoming device. Now, LG has officially announced the new LG Optimus EX smartphone. This handset is powered by the powerful 1.2 GHz Tegra 2 dual-core processor. It runs on the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. This device will be exclusively available for SK Telecom customers in South Korea.

LG Optimus EX features a 4 inch WVGA display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, 5 megapixel rear camera with full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB ROM, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 3G Connectivity, micro USB 5-pin connector, 3.5mm audio jack, micro HDMI connector, Bluetooth 3.0, Android Market, Mobile TV, DivX support, GPS with A-GPS and a 1500 mAh battery.

This handset will be available in 2 color schemes – black and silver as well as white and gold. The price and release date of this handset has not been announced yet. LG Optimus EX is most likely to be released next month in other Asian and European countries.

3.5 Million Galaxy S II Units Sold In South Korea

Samsung Galaxy S was the most popular Android smartphone of 2010. Samsung has sold more than 10 million units of this handset in less than 6 months. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S II is the most popular Android smartphone of 2011. It is the successor of the original Galaxy S smartphone. Samsung sold 3 million units of this handset in just 55 days and then, Samsung reached another milestone of 5 million units in less than 85 days.

Samsung Galaxy S II

Samsung Galaxy S II was first launched in its home country on April 28. Even in South Korea, the powerful Galaxy S II is the most popular smartphone. According to MK News, Samsung managed to sell more than 3.5 million units of this handset in South Korea alone. Samsung is currently the market leader in South Korea, with more than 50% market share.

Samsung is reportedly activating 23,000 units of Galaxy S II daily, while Apple is activating only 3,000 iPhones each day in South Korea. Samsung recently announced 3 variants of this smartphone exclusively for the AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint customers in the US. Samsung is expected to reach the 10 million mark by the end of October.