The roaring whir of a helicopter's blades chopping through the air. A quartet of smartphones with digital googly eyes. An in-car navigator that warns of speed traps.
These made up some of the sights and sounds of a trip to Samsung and LG's respective offices in and around Seoul, South Korea. Below are some of the smartphones I met and facts that I learned, with even more tech slideshows and stories to come in the next few weeks -- so check back soon!
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