STAGE FIVE said in a statement on Monday that its smartphone, "STAGE 5", installed with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 chipset and a triple-lens camera, comes with a price tag of 814,000 won ($702). It carries apps such as Kakao Talk, a popular messenger app, and Kakao Navi, a navigation app.
"We will continue to provide user experiences which consumers want by converging devices and Kakao's services," STAGE FIVE CEO Seo Sang-won was quoted as saying. It offers gift vouchers for pre-installed apps such as Kakao's mobile games.
5G smartphones hit the shelves in South Korea after mobile carriers began the world's first commercial mobile communication services in April this year. However, 5G smartphones released by Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics carried an expensive price tag of about 1.25 million won.
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