28 Apr '11, 5am

Samsung challenges Apple with new smartphone

SEOUL: South Korea's Samsung Electronics on Thursday showcased an updated version of its Galaxy S smartphone designed to compete against rivals such as Apple amid a legal battle with the US giant. The world's second-largest mobile phone maker aims to sell at least 10 million Galaxy S2 smartphones after its international debut in early May, said Shin Jong-Kyun, president of the mobile business unit. "We expect the sales to be as good as Galaxy S," Shin told reporters. The original model has sold 14 million units worldwide since July 2010. The new phone is slimmer, faster and consumes less energy, Shin said. It will be sold by more than 140 vendors in some 120 countries from early May, and by all three wireless network operators in South Korea from Thursday. Despite the updated features, Samsung has cut the price of the S2 in South Korea in apparent recognition of the intens...

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