Friday 24 March 2017

Samsung to bring forward launch of new Galaxy phone to compete with Apple - report

Samsung's gearing up to challenge Apple
Samsung's gearing up to challenge Apple

Samsung plans to bring forward the unveiling of its next Galaxy S smartphone to January in an attempt to compete better with rival Apple's new iPhones, South Korea's Electronic Times reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed sources.

Samsung has in recent years announced new Galaxy S smartphones on the sidelines of the Mobile World Congress trade show, which usually takes place between late February and early March. The world's top smartphone maker unveiled its Galaxy Note 5 device in August this year, however, earlier than the typical September announcement.

A Samsung spokeswoman said the firm does not comment on rumors or speculation.

The South Korean firm has been unable to arrest its smartphone market slide despite a product lineup revamp. Researcher TrendForce says Samsung's smartphone shipments will shrink by 1pc this year, marking the firm's first-ever annual decline.

Reuters

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