Samsung is to pull the curtain back on its new flagship handset, the Galaxy S5 at a special event on 24 February, during
The South Korean handset vendor, which is the global number-one in smartphone shipments, circulated invitations to a "Samsung unPacked 5" event. The company was expected to launch the new S series after MWC, as it did last year with the S4, but weak holiday-season sales of the S4 led to a change in schedule, Reuters reported.
Samsung will face stiffer competition than ever in 2014, following Apple's stronger presence in
The S5 will likely carry a bigger screen, as the phablets (smartphones with screens from five to 6.9 inches) subcategory proves a growth area for the industry. Also expected is a more powerful sensor in the main camera and biometric functions such as iris recognition or a fingerprint scanner, to compete with Apple's iPhone 5S. Additionally, it is possible that Samsung will release a new iteration of its Galaxy Gear companion wristwatch.
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