Samsung unveils Galaxy S4

Samsung has unveiled its latest Galaxy S4 smartphone handset at an event in New York. The Galaxy S3 was 2012's best-selling handset in the UK.

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New Galaxy handset could 'disrupt mobile market'

While Samsung has refused to give anything away in terms of what customers can expect from their mystery offering, experts believe the highly-anticipated S4 handset could seriously disrupt the mobile phone market.

Among its predicted features are a five inch screen, wireless charging capability and a 13-megapixel camera which would be able to take 360 degree pictures.

Some rumours suggest the device - dubbed Samsung's next big challenge to Apple - could include new eye-tracking technology that follows the user's gaze, automatically scrolling through pages as they are read to reveal more text.

Greg Isbister, CEO of mobile advertising firm BlisMedia, said:

If the rumours are to be believed the launch of Samsung's Galaxy S4 has the ability to disrupt the mobile market.

It would be great to see further progress made by Samsung on connecting its devices.

The brand has a huge footprint in our lives - from washing machines and fridges in the kitchen to TVs in the living room, to phones in our pockets. It is already starting to join the dots by using mobile as the connecting device... This is hopefully a stepping point to more connectivity.

– Greg Isbister

Samsung expected to unveil Galaxy S4 handset

Samsung is today expected to unveil its latest Galaxy smartphone at a launch shrouded in secrecy.

The electronics giant is said to be anticipating sales of its new handsets to be as high as 10 million per month.

But it has kept tight-lipped about the design of the mystery product which has been at the centre of much hype in the run-up to its launch.

A teaser picture was published online on Tuesday showing only a shadowed image of the top of a dark handset.

Samsung Mobile US posted the shot on Twitter writing: "The countdown for #TheNextBigThing has begun. Who's ready for the Global Unpacked Event on March 14?"

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