Samsung Display on Sept. 16 released a foldable panel with the world’s smallest curvature for a smartphone screen. (Samsung Display)


By Kim Minji and Yoon Sojung 

Samsung Display on Sept. 16 released a foldable OLED display panel with the world's smallest curvature of 1.4R for a smartphone.

The 1.4R rating refers to the curvature of a 1.4-mm radius circle. The smaller the figure, the more perfectly a device can be folded.

Samsung Display's breakthrough of the smallest OLED curvature on the market means a near-perfect fold for such smartphones.


This is Samsung's third foldable OLED panel and has a resolution of 2,208×1,768 pixels and a 7.6-inch screen, bigger than previous models.

The new display has received praise for its slim and sleek design thanks to the lower curvature rating of the folding area. It was first applied to the Galaxy Z Fold 2 of Samsung Electronics launched last month.

LG Electronics on Sept. 14 introduced its revolutionary smartphone model LG Wing, whose main display can be rotated. (LG Electronics)


LG Electronics has also introduced a smartphone innovation through the LG Wing.

Released online on Sept. 14, the new model has a rotatable main display that enables multiple shapes.

The LG Wing can be used as an ordinary smartphone but when needed, the main screen can be moved clockwise to unveil the hidden 4-inch secondary screen that can be used with the main one. One app can run both screens or one app can be used for each screen.

Equipped with Gimbal Motion Camera for the first time in the world, the Wing allows more stable and gentle video shooting.

From next month, the model will be launched in Korea, North America and Europe in phases.


kimmj7725@korea.kr

 

20200602_Qatar Petroleum signs the largest LNG shipbuilding agreements

Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Sung Yun-mo (right) on June 1 poses with Hyundai Heavy Industries President Ka Sam-hyun in holding an agreement at the signing ceremony for a memorandum of understanding on a construction capacity reservation deal for LNG vessels at Lotte Hotel in Seoul. Qatari Minister of State for Energy Affairs Saad Sherida Al Kaabi, Qatargas CEO Khalid bin Khalifa Al Thani, and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering CEO Lee Sung-geun also attended the event. (Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy)



By Xu Aiying and Lee Jihae

Three Korean shipbuilders have obtained an order from Qatar to build 100 liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels.


The state-owned company Qatar Petroleum on June 1 announced that it inked a deal worth QAR 70 billion (KRW 23 trillion) for LNG ship construction with Hyundai Heavy Industries, Samsung Heavy Industries, and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.

The signing ceremony was held via videoconferencing and attended by Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Sung Yun-mo, Qatari Minister of State for Energy Affairs Saad Sherida Al Kaabi, Qatargas CEO Khalid bin Khalifa Al Thani, Hyundai Heavy President Ka Sam-hyun, Samsung Heavy CEO Nam Joon-ou and Daewoo CEO Lee Sung-geun.


Minister Al Kaabi said the "monumental" deal will secure Qatar 60% of the global capacity for LNG vessel construction until 2027, calling Korea an important strategic partner in energy.


He added that he hopes this agreement, which marks a milestone in bilateral relations, will make greater and widen the prospects for economic cooperation between the two countries.

Producing 77 million tons of LNG a year, Qatar is expanding its LNG fleet to boost annual output to 126 million tons by 2027.

xuaiy@korea.kr



 

Apposter, a member company of the Born2Global Centrereleased an unlimited subscription plan for its independently-developed MR TIME earlier this month.

MR TIME is a global platform that allows easy creation and sharing of smart watch faces via mobile phones. The recently-released unlimited subscription plan, "MR TIME Subscription Pass," is a service that offers over 300 (charged) premium watch faces regardless of their original cost. MR TIME Subscription Pass was simultaneously released on Google Play and the Samsung Galaxy Store.

Apposter CEO Sean Kyung said, "We released a regular subscription model that adds even greater privileges to the existing in-app service as a way of expanding our fixed user base. By allowing unlimited use of high-quality premium design watch faces, previously only sold individually, through a single subscription plan purchase, we expect not only to enhance user satisfaction but also see an increase in the number of active users."

The key business premise of MR TIME is that it is the world's easiest and fastest way to create one-of-a-kind smart watches. It offers a DIY tool using a customization engine for easy construction of diverse watch face designs and is compatible with over 90 types of smart watch devices.

Since its inception in 2015, MR TIME has been downloaded over two million times. Individual content downloads number approximately 10 million, while 650,000 watch faces have been created thus far.

The VIP model, which includes an ad removal function, is available for an annual fee of USD 24.99 or a monthly fee of USD 2.99. The regular unlimited subscription plan is available for an annual fee of USD 21.99. Those who purchase a subscription plan at Google Play by September 30 will receive a 10 percent discount, regardless of plan type.

In May, Apposter released two MR TIME X Maison Kitsuné smartwatch straps and three smartwatch faces, which were created through collaborations with Maison Kitsuné and Samsung Electronics (official partners of Apposter), respectively, simultaneously with the release of the Galaxy Watch Active. Apposter also actively engages in cooperative endeavors with other global brands, including DucatiMarymondAstro BoyRilakkuma, and Keith Haring.

 

B2G invites the specialist with about 20 years of experience in System and Open-source software field.

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The AI beauty startup, lululab, will be launching its AI skincare assistant "LUMINI" at Beautyworld Middle East, the largest beauty expo in the Middle East, which will be held in Dubai from April 15 to 17 (Booth: C2A08).


The Beauty AI startup, lululab, to unveil the LUMINI, designed for the Middle Eastern market, at Beautyworld Middle East

 

lululab, a spin-off company of C-Lab, Samsung Electronics' in-house venture program and a member company of the Born2Global Centre, has developed the LUMINI, an AI-based skincare assistant that provides customers with individually tailored skincare solutions. lululab is already being recognized in the beauty industry. The company received the Innovation Award at CES 2019 and was named the winner of the skincare category at Cosmoprof Asia 2018.

 

The LUMINI offers a three-step service (face scanning, skin analysis, and product recommendation) using AI technology independently developed by lululab. It is comprised of a small device that scans the face of the user and a mobile application that shows the user the analysis results and suggests customized solutions. Based on AI technology, it scans and analyzes the condition of a person's skin within 10 seconds. Using the results of this diagnosis, the LUMINI is then able to recommend the cosmetic products that can best meet the individual's skincare needs.

 

At Beautyworld Middle East, lululab will host a K-beauty product recommending event for visitors to the company's booth.

 

lululab CEO Yongjoon Choe said, "By applying the LUMINI to the global beauty industry, we hope to offer customers who visit makeup stores, shopping malls, spas, and other beauty-related facilities accurate skin analyses and individually-tailored services that can be used anytime, anyplace. Today's consumers are smart; they do their research online and they are the final decision makers. We give them the digital tool to strengthen their confidence and ease their final decision on what products to buy. Through continued collaborations with beauty companies and companies representing diverse sectors, including distribution and IT, we hope to provide individualized IT services that can be easily used by as many people as possible."

 

Based on this year's product launch, lululab aims to increase exports and strengthen ties with K-beauty brands in the Middle Eastern beauty market.

 

For more detailed information on lululab, visit http://www.lulu-lab.com/en/.

 

 

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 collaboration with famous K-beauty brands, it will recommend K-beauty products that best meet the specific needs of users based on its analyzed skin data. With this solution and service, lululab will establish a foothold for expanding its solution in the global market." data-reactid="27" style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: rgb(38, 40, 42); font-family: "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-variant-ligatures: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); line-height: 1.5;">lululab will also introduce its AI-based K-beauty curation service. Through collaborationwith famous K-beauty brands, it will recommend K-beauty products that best meet the specific needs of users based on its analyzed skin data. With this solution and service, lululab will establish a foothold for expanding its solution in the global market.

LUMINI can now help people to get the personalized services based on objective data," said Yongjoon Choe, CEO of lululab. "By collecting big data on skin types related to ethnic origin and environment, we aim to transform LUMINI into an AI solution that recommends not only skin care products but customized lifestyles and foods for all kinds of users."" data-reactid="28" style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: rgb(38, 40, 42); font-family: "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-variant-ligatures: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); line-height: 1.5;">"If you had to rely on the personal capabilities and experience of skin care professionals in the past, LUMINI can now help people to get the personalized services based on objective data," said Yongjoon Choe, CEO of lululab. "By collecting big data on skin types related to ethnic origin and environment, we aim to transform LUMINI into an AI solution that recommends not only skin care products but customized lifestyles and foods for all kinds of users."

Yongjoon Choe will present about "How AI and Big Data Technologies Are Innovating the Beauty Industry" and the vision of lululab at the DIGITALDIGITAL INNOVATION TO CREATE THE FUTURE OF BEAUTY conference in COSMOPROF Bologna 2019." data-reactid="29" style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: rgb(38, 40, 42); font-family: "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-variant-ligatures: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); line-height: 1.5;">In addition, CEO Yongjoon Choe will present about "How AI and Big Data Technologies Are Innovating the Beauty Industry" and the vision of lululab at the DIGITALDIGITAL INNOVATION TO CREATE THE FUTURE OF BEAUTY conference in COSMOPROF Bologna 2019.

 

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The French daily Le Monde on Feb. 20 praises the ‘Galaxy Fold' in the article headlined “Samsung, unveils foldable phone, three Galaxy S10 series phones, mobile 5G,” saying,“Magic appears when the phone is unfolded like a book and the tablet screen pops up.” (Screen capture from Le Monde)

The French daily Le Monde on Feb. 20 praises the Galaxy Fold in the article headlined “Samsung unveils foldable phone, three Galaxy S10 series phones, mobile 5G,” saying, “Magic appears when the phone is unfolded like a book and the tablet screen pops up.” (Screen capture from Le Monde)


By Min Yea-Ji and Kim Hwaya

"Magic appears when the phone is unfolded like a book and the tablet screen pops up." (Le Monde, France)

"The Galaxy foldable phone is an unprecedented and stylish product in both technology and design." (Phoenix TV, China)


"Samsung has surprised the world with the foldable phone." (Stern magazine, Germany)

The Galaxy Fold, the latest smartphone release of Samsung Electronics, has attracted major coverage by international media. 

Bloomberg News said, "Samsung's device is not the first foldable-screen phone, but the company's brand, reach and technological prowess makes it the most advanced folding phone for the mass market."

The Vietnamese online media outlet 24H praised the new release by saying, "The Galaxy Fold will bring a whole new experience and make us do new things we’ve never did before with a smartphone."

The Japanese daily Mainichi Shimbun added, "Samsung has gone on the counterattack against Chinese companies like Huawei by equipping the new device with a creative design and outstanding capabilities."

Other media, however, remained skeptical about the Galaxy Fold, specifically how its high price of nearly USD 2,000 could dampen demand for it. 

USA Today quoted the results of a poll conducted by SurveyMonkey Audience, saying, "Only 19 percent of smartphone buyers with an Android device said a flexible or foldable design would fill the bill," adding, "In the same survey, only 3 percent of buyers said they were willing to spend more than $1,000 on any new smartphone." 

The American daily, however, did mention the Fold's technological features, saying, "That may be beside the point, though. For one thing, many of us have pointed to smartphone innovation as having hit a wall these past several years. So whatever you end up thinking about the Fold, you can't say that it isn't different or doesn't represent change."

The Galaxy Fold was formally introduced at the event "Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2019" in San Francisco. With sales to start from this year's second quarter, the device features a 4.6-inch screen when folded and a 7.3-inch screen when fully opened into a tablet. 

Samsung Electronics on Feb. 20 unveiled its newest smartphone Galaxy Fold at the event Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2019 in San Francisco. Pictures here are views of the phone when folded (left), opened (center) and from the back (right). (Samsung Electronics)

Samsung Electronics on Feb. 20 unveiled its newest smartphone Galaxy Fold at the event "Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2019" in San Francisco. Pictured here are views of the phone when folded (left), opened (center) and from the back (right). (Samsung Electronics)

jesimin@korea.kr



The U.S. magazine Time has included Samsung’s QLED TV (second from the first row) and LG’s CineBeam Laser 4K Projector (second from the second row) on its list of Best Inventions 2018 in the toys, games and entertainment category. (TIME Magazine)

The U.S. magazine Time has included Samsung’s QLED TV (second from the first row) and LG’s CineBeam Laser 4K Projector (second from the second row) on its list of Best Inventions 2018 in the toys, games and entertainment category. (Time Magazine)



By Jung Joo-ri and Hahm Hee-eun

Korea’s leading companies have received critical acclaim from major media in the U.S. and Europe, with Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics each putting an item on Time magazine’s list of Best Inventions of 2018. 

Samsung’s QLED TV appeared in the toy, games and entertainment category. Time tech columnist Patrick Lucas Austin described the award-winning set as “a TV that blends into the wall,” adding, “Using the Ambient Mode, QLED TV allows you to display artworks, weather reports, personal photos, etc.”

LG’s CineBeam Laser 4K Projector also made the cut in the same category. Time deputy news director Alex Fitzpatrick said, "To replicate the theater experience at home, there are few better ways to do so than the LG CineBeam Laser 4K Projector.”

Time’s annual list of the best inventions spans ten categories and honorees are selected based on their originality, creativity, level of influence and usefulness. Voting is conducted via online submissions and nominations from its editors and correspondents abroad.

Hyundai Motor on Nov. 26 is crowned BBC Top Gear Magazine’s Manufacturer of the Year. (Hyundai Motor)

Hyundai Motor on Nov. 26 is crowned BBC Top Gear Magazine’s Manufacturer of the Year. (Hyundai Motor)


Hyundai Motor on Nov. 26 was named Manufacturer of the Year by BBC Top Gear magazine. 

The magazine said, “Hyundai is the envy of global rivals by offering stylish models at affordable prices. Hyundai’s success of today is the outcome of humble yet steady devotion.”

Founded in 1993, BBC Top Gear is one of the U.K.’s top four automotive magazines.

This is the latest among several global accolades Hyundai has received this year. The carmaker on Nov. 22 was named Electric Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year at the GreenFleet Awards in the U.K. and Most Innovative Brand on Nov. 30 at Auto Trophy 2018 hosted by the German car magazine Auto Zeitung.


etoilejr@korea.kr





LG전자가 7일(현지시간) CES 개막을 하루 앞두고 개최한 ‘글로벌 프레스 컨퍼런스’에서 'LG 시그니처 올레드 TV R’을 공개했다. LG전자

LG Electronics on Jan. 7 debuts its revolutionary rollable Signature OLED TV R at a news conference held before CES 2019. (LG Electronics)



By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Hana 

A TV that rolls up into a speaker when not in use and a robot that monitors the user's health and calls 911 in case of emergency. These were among the most exciting tech products unveiled on Jan. 7 by Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. 

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The LG Signature OLED TV R, the world's first rollable TV, is unveiled at the CES 2019 in Las Vegas on Jan. 7.



The world's first rollable OLED TV unveiled by LG has a screen that can appear and disappear from a rectangular base with the click of a remote control. The TV has traditionally belonged in the living room in front of the sofa but this new model is good anywhere within the home. 

The base can be connected to a smartphone and used as speakers. Consumers can also set the screen into the base about three-quarters of the way for use as a clock or monitoring panel for other smart devices. This mode allows users to also look at photos or play videos. 

Samsung also showcased its Robot Companions, or AI-powered automated helpers for the elderly designed to serve as digital nurses. Samsung Bot Care, which debuted at this year's CES, is a next-generation health aid that monitors vital signs like blood pressure and heart rate while keeping track of medication intake. It also sends a report based on a user’s health monitoring stats to family members and calls rescue services in the event of an emergency. 

Future mobility products featured at CES 2019 included Elevate, a walking car developed by Hyundai Motor Company, and Hover Car, a flying two-seater by Volkswagen. The latest models of AI-powered speakers like the Amazon Echo and Google Home were showcased as well.

이근배 삼성전자 AI센터장 전무와 이윤철 미국법인 상품혁신 전무(오른쪽)가 차세대 인공지능 프로젝트 '삼성봇(Samsung Bot)'을 소개하고 있다. 삼성전자

Samsung Electronics introduces Samsung Bot Care, one of its latest robotics initiatives, at CES 2019. (Samsung Electronics)



CES, along with the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, and IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) in Berlin, Germany, is considered one of the world’s three biggest tech events. To run from Jan. 8-11, CES 2019 will showcase more than 4,500 exhibiting companies from over 150 countries. 

jesimin@korea.kr

 

 

 


LG Electronics invested in USD 3 million into the U.S.-based robotics firm BossaNova Robotics on June 22. The photo shows a BossaNova Robotics service robot managing the shelves at a retail store. (LG Electronics)

LG Electronics invested in USD 3 million into the U.S.-based robotics firm BossaNova Robotics on June 22.

The photo shows a BossaNova Robotics service robot managing the shelves at a retail store. (LG Electronics)

 

 

By Jung Joo-ri and Yoon Sojung

 

Korean companies are concentrating on high-tech information and communications technology (ICT), hoping that this will give them an edge as the fourth industrial revolution unrolls across the global economy. The key technologies mainly include robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT).

 

Large Korean conglomerates are working hard to be at a point where the development of ICT can become a new engine for economic growth in and of itself, by connecting technologies with innovation within those fields.

 

Korea’s leading telecommunications firm, KT, unveiled on June 22 "AIR i," an electric bicycle equipped with IoT, in collaboration with Reacon Hi-Tech, a smart mobility-specialized firm.

 

Riders can check the bike's location in real-time thanks to an inner module that works on KT’s LTE-M phone networks. When the bicycle is lost or stolen, the owner can still control its power, backed by KT’s smart mobility platform.

 

LG Electronics announced on June 22 that it invested USD 3 million into the U.S. firm BossaNova Robotics, which develops service robots for retail stores. This is the first time for LG Electronics to make such an investment in an overseas robotics company, the firm said.

 

LG Electronics has also been focusing on AI research, along with robotics. The firm launched a research body in Silicon Valley in January this year, and has been preparing the establishment of an AI lab in Toronto, Canada.

 

Samsung Electronics launched a “Q Fund” to invest in AI-related start-ups on June 14. The conglomerate said that the fund is designed to invest in start-ups that can develop new AI technologies. The firm also opened AI centers in the U.K., Russia, Canada and France in order to support research into AI technology and to recruit talented workers.

 

etoilejr@korea.kr

 

 

 


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