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[팟캐스트] (390) 삼성 저가라인 폰 A12 출시 / 팬데믹 설 선물

By Lim Jeong-yeo

Published : Feb. 10, 2021 - 05:01

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진행자: 임정요, Kevin Lee Selzer

1. Samsung Electronics rolls out Galaxy A12 at W275,000 in Korea

[1] Samsung Electronics will launch the Galaxy A12 phone in South Korea on Tuesday at a price of 275,000 won ($246). The Galaxy A12 has four cameras on the back, with a 5,000-milliamp-hour battery designed to last the full day and support 15-watt fast charging.

*designed to: made to; intended to

[2] The rear quadcamera features a 48-megapixel main camera with live focus function, a 5-megapixel ultrawide-angle lens, a 2-megapixel depth camera and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The front camera has 8 megapixels.

Samsung Electronics says anyone with the Galaxy A12 will be able to take snaps like a professional photographer for shots ranging from portrait to scenery.

*quad: 1. (prefix) four of something (quadrilateral, quadruplets, quadruple (verb)); 2. Campus quad; Compare: bi & tri
*mega: 1. Really, really big; 2. (prefix) Million; Compare: kilo, giga, tera
*snaps: shots, pics, photos

[3] In Korea, the Galaxy A12 will only be available in a choice of black or white. Prior to the official launch Tuesday, Samsung Electronics will presell the phone Monday through the Samsung Electronics homepage and ecommerce platforms Coupang, Gmarket and 11st at a 10 percent discount.

*presell: (verb), presales (noun), preorder (verb, noun)
*platform: 1. Structure that allows something to happen or to gain attention; 2. Marketplace


2. [Weekender] Something special to celebrate a pandemic Seollal

[1] The fear of the pandemic has forced many to cancel plans for visiting families and friends during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday this year, but instead, has made Seollal gifts more special.

*forced: 강제하다
*instead: ~대신에

[2] Many gift sets are still practical ones, with popular and affordable choices being daily items such as canned tuna or Spam, cosmetics products and health supplements.

*practical: 실용적인
*affordable: 경제적인, 가격적으로 합리적인
*canned tuna: 참치 통조림

[3] But local retailers have rolled out a list of eye-catching items for customers wanting to lift up the holiday spirit and deliver their blessings to families they cannot meet under the strengthened social distancing rules.

*roll out: 출시하다
*eye-catching: 눈에 띄는
*lift up spirit: 분위기를 띄우다



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