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This article was published on October 15, 2013

    Report: 41% of connected devices in South Korea are phablets, compared to 7% worldwide

    Report: 41% of connected devices in South Korea are phablets, compared to 7% worldwide Image by: Getty Images/iStockphoto
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    Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

    Well-respected mobile app analytics firm Flurry has just released a deep dive report on the Korean mobile market, and it makes for fascinating reading.

    Among the nuggets is a chart which shows that — according to Flurry analytics — 41 percent of smartphones and tablets in Korea are phablets, i.e. smartphones that are between 5 and 7-inches in length. That’s compared to a global average of just 7 percent.

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    There are plenty of other interesting stats and trends about Korea, including that Apple holds an improved 14 percent market share. That’s not at all bad considering Korea is Samsung’s homeland.

    ➤ The South Korea Report: Device and App Trends in The First Saturated Device Market [Flurry Blog]

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