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

Published 20/10/2015 | 08:50

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.

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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.


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