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Samsung refreshes iPhone-challenging Galaxy line

6:17 AM, Mar 15, 2013   |    comments
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NEW YORK (AP) - Samsung Electronics is kicking up its competition with Apple with its new Galaxy S 4 smartphone, which has a larger, sharper screen than its predecessor, the best-selling S III.

Samsung revealed the phone at an event in New York Thursday. The Galaxy S 4 crams a 5-inch screen into a body slightly smaller than the S III's. It also has an upgraded processor and a battery that's 20 percent larger than the S III's.

The S 4 will go on sale globally starting in April. In the U.S., it will be sold by all four national carriers - Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA - as well as by smaller ones US Cellular and Cricket.

Samsung didn't say what the phone will cost, but it can be expected to start at $200 with a two-year contract in the U.S.






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