New regulations from October 1 draw outcry from consumers, carriers and manufacturers as they come into force, making high-end phones far more expensive than in the past.
Having filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, ongoing troubles at Pantech have forced the company to seek a full buyout.
An HP report suggests the reclusive country's cyberwarfare capabilities are rapidly making it a threat to Western systems.
Impending reforms to handset subsidies have retailers resorting to extreme measures, with some snatching phones from women in attempts to force them to enter stores.
Huawei hopes its Honor 6 will carve a path into the saturated South Korean mobile market.
Despite reluctance from three major carriers, creditors have agreed to extend Pantech's deadline for debt repayment by two years, keeping the South Korean company alive for the time being.
The third largest phone maker in Korea continues to post losses while still owing debt to various entities, including Korea's three carriers.
As the Korean cellular market draws closer to saturation point, the drive to win customers through cheap phone deals has gone off the rails.
A South Korean manufacturer is making samples of an Apple TV set based on OLED technology, a report claims.
The Galaxy S5 will go on sale smack in the middle of a ban that will keep Korean carriers from adding new customers or allowing existing customers to upgrade phones.