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Latest Japan news

Here you will find the latest news and most recent developments on the Japan, with regular updates and all the information you need.

Galaxy Z Flip 4 and BTS take over five major cities around the world

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 months ago

Samsung chief visits Japan to strengthen business ties and supply chains

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 3 months ago

Japanese airline reminds us that a Galaxy Z global rebranding is due

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 3 months ago

Samsung’s phone business booms in Japan with highest share in 10 years

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 4 months ago

[Update: Download Link] Google Assistant is finally available for the Galaxy Watch 4 series!

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 4 months ago

Samsung will build NTT East’s private 5G network in Japan

Samsung Networks, Samsung’s networking infrastructure arm, has announced that it has been selected by NTT East to jointly build a private 5G network in Japan. Both firms will begin offering commercial private 5G networks in the country to enterprise customers sometime in Q2 2022. Both firms had conducted a series of tests last year to […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 7 months ago

It’s settled: The Galaxy S21 Olympic Games Edition can now be pre-ordered

The Galaxy S21 Olympic Games Edition is now available for purchase in Japan via NTT Docomo as part of the network operator’s New 2021 collection. The limited-edition device was first unveiled a couple of weeks ago and it is now available for pre-order online. The carrier’s website states that the phone will ship to customers […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 1 year ago

Samsung signs contract to build a 5G network for Japan’s OPTAGE

Samsung has won another 5G project in Japan. The company announced today that it has partnered with Japanese telecommunications company and service provider OPTAGE to implement a dedicated private 5G network and a real-time video monitoring system at one of its factories. Samsung will provide OPTAGE with its industry-leading end-to-end 5G solutions including 5G radios, […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 1 year ago

A Galaxy S21 Olympic Games Edition is happening, unless it gets canceled

Samsung and Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo have announced a new special edition Galaxy S21 model to celebrate the upcoming Olympics. The new phone variant was presented as part of the mobile operator’s New 2021 collection of smartphones, and while it doesn’t have an official launch price just yet, prospective buyers can now make a […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 1 year ago

Samsung has only become more independent following Japan’s trade ban

The Japanese government’s trade ban on key materials for semiconductor manufacturing seems to have had the unintended opposite effect on local suppliers. The Japanese media now reports that the trade ban has affected local suppliers who continue to suffer massive losses. Meanwhile, the trade ban has helped South Korean suppliers grow their businesses and become […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 years ago

Samsung secures NTT DOCOMO as its latest 5G network equipment client

Samsung Electronics has secured another key 5G client in Japan. As a result, the company will be responsible for providing 5G network solutions to NTT DOCOMO, the latter of which offers wireless network services to roughly 82 million users across Japan. Samsung will empower NTT DOCOMO’s infrastructure with innovative 5G technologies and solutions compliant with […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 years ago

Samsung and KDDI collaborate to bring 5G enterprise solutions to Japan

Samsung Electronics today announced that it reached a new agreement with Japanese telecom operator KDDI for the commercialization of 5G network solutions to enterprises. Samsung and KDDI will create a joint 5G-centric business designed to prepare enterprises for the 5G era and help them develop new business models that can leverage the new technology. KDDI […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 years ago

Samsung succeeds in verifying 5G network slicing tech in collaboration with KDDI

Samsung has announced that its network arm has succeeded in verifying the 5G network slicing technology in collaboration with Japanese carrier KDDI. The advanced 5G technology promises lower latency and higher speed than regular 5G networks by slicing a physical network into multiple virtual networks. The 5G network slicing test was done at a laboratory […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 2 years ago

Samsung could win big with the Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition in Japan

Samsung has struck gold with the release of the Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition. The company leveraged the K-pop group’s fandom to increase sales, but more importantly, the collaboration has brought a lot more attention to the flagship series as a whole. Samsung wants to keep that momentum going, and after the phone’s successful launch in […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 years ago

Samsung intros fashionable Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition to Japan

Samsung’s fashionable variant of its stylish foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition, is going to be released in Japan by the end of the week. The product is already listed on the Galaxy Mobile website in Japan, but online reservations will be accepted from May 13. The smartphone, or rather the bundle, […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 years ago

Galaxy S20+ 5G Olympic Games Edition is officially canceled

In a disappointing turn of events for Galaxy fans and supporters of the Olympic Games, Japanese carrier NTT Docomo has decided to cancel the release of the Galaxy S20+ 5G Olympic Games Edition. Originally planned to go on sale in July, the device has been canceled in light of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games being […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 years ago

Galaxy S20 marketing plans in Japan quashed by Olympics delay

Samsung is supporting the International Olympic Committee’s decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 games until next year, but that’s not to say it won’t suffer any losses in regards to its market influence in Japan. Samsung is a long-time Olympics partner, and according to a recent Reuters report citing an anonymous Samsung official, the company […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 3 years ago

Samsung supports IOC’s decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

You may have seen this coming if you’ve kept up to date with recent worldwide events, but the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been officially postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Samsung, a long-time global partner of the Olympic Games, has addressed the issue and it has confirmed that it will ‘remain fully […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 3 years ago

Olympics may be canceled but the Galaxy S20+ 5G Olympic Edition is real

Samsung and Japanese carrier NTT Docomo have announced the Galaxy S20+ 5G Olympic Games Edition; a limited run of the flagship bearing the Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo on a Matte Gold finish. It lacks the Samsung branding because ‘Galaxy’ is synonym to the company’s name in Japan, and because the device follows Samsung’s reworked 2020 […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 3 years ago

Galaxy S10, A20, A30 help Samsung to secure a podium finish in Japan

Samsung Electronics is back on the podium in Japan after it managed to outperform Sony in terms of smartphone market share and climb up the ranks to secure third place in 2019. Samsung’s market share last year stood at 8.0%, up from 7.4% a year before, according to iNews24 citing market research firm IDC. Meanwhile, […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 3 years ago
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