NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung says the latest phone in its Galaxy line, which has emerged as the biggest competitor to Apple's iPhone, will go on sale in Europe this month and in the U.S. this summer.
The Korean company is showing off the phone at an event in London. It has a touch screen that's nearly twice the size of the iPhone's, but it's thinner and lighter than Apple Inc.'s phone.
Samsung Electronics Co. says the phone will go on sale in 145 countries, making it the company's biggest launch so far.
In the U.S., the phone will use fourth-generation, or 4G, networks for faster data downloads. Samsung didn't say which carriers would sell it, but the previous Galaxy model was sold by all four national wireless carriers: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.