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Samsung looks set to unveil the Galaxy S5, the newest version of its flagship smartphone, this month.
The company has invited journalists to the ‘Unpacked 5’ event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 24, an event which is widely believed to be the platform that will be used to launch the S5 after the company hinted of an imminent announcement on its website.
The new smartphone is expected to feature a bigger screen, incorporated biometric scanners and additional peripherals, including a smartwatch.
Meanwhile, Samsung is expecting its weakest mobile growth in seven years due to competition provided by Chinese vendors and Apple’s recent release of the iPhone 5c and 5s.
The company has been under pressure to improve performance after the release of the iPhone 5s, the first smartphone to incorporate 64-bit architecture.
Samsung is expecting additional challenges after Apple’s penetration of the Chinese market as well as Lenovo’s recent acquisition of Motorola Mobility.