“Samsung Electronics Co is bringing forward the launch of a key premium smartphone model, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday, as the South Korean tech giant seeks to revive sales after a sluggish second quarter,” Se Young Lee reports for Reuters.
“The world’s top smartphone maker will launch a new version of its Galaxy Note phablet in mid-August, the person said, declining to be identified due to the sensitivity of the matter,” Lee reports. “Previous versions, such as the Note 3 and 4, typically launched in September.”
“The mid-August launch will likely put the new Note smartphone model on the market ahead of arch-rival Apple Inc’s next iPhones,” Lee reports. “The U.S. company is preparing for its largest initial production run for new phones so far by the end of the year, the Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]