New Poll Shows Korean Smartphone Trends

South Korean smartphone users change their devices every 14 months, with teens changing their handsets in less than a year, a poll showed today.

According to the survey conducted by the Korea Information Society Development Institute, South Koreans on average used their handsets for 19 months, but those using smartphones changed their devices sooner.

The poll was conducted on 10,172 respondents, where 92.4 percent said they had a mobile phone.

Among the age groups, South Korean teenagers used their smartphones for the shortest time at 10 months, while those in their 50s bought new handsets every 21 months. Those in their 60s and 70s changed models every 29 months and 34 months, respectively.

Source: Busan eFM News


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