Samsung is preparing to request a ban on the iPhone 5 in South Korea, according to the Korea Times. “Just after the arrival of the iPhone 5 here, Samsung plans to take Apple to court here for its violation of Samsung’s wireless technology related patents,” the newspaper quoted an anonymous Samsung executive. “For as long as Apple does not drop mobile telecommunications functions, it would be impossible for it to sell its i-branded products without using our patents. We will stick to a strong stance against Apple during the lingering legal fights.”
Samsung is apparently taking a more aggressive approach as a result of Apple’s contested injunctions against the Galaxy Tab in both Germany and Australia. “We are taking different tactics since we are quite confident,” a second anonymous executive explained. “If Samsung wins in Germany that will give us a big breakthrough and so will other envisioned efforts against such products as the iPhone 5.”
The Times also reports that the iPhone 5 will sport an LCD screen and camera parts straight from LG, with Samsung supplying the flash memory. Samsung plans to remain an Apple supplier, despite more than 20 lawsuits in progress between the two companies.