Samsung is under considerable pressure to deliver the “wow” on Thursday when it releases the long-awaited Galaxy S4 smartphone at an event in New York City. Like Apple’s (AAPL) splashy iPhone announcements in recent years, a considerable chunk of Samsung’s 2013 revenue rides on the success or failure of this particular model, and many believe that a strong showing tomorrow could help bolster the Korean company’s place in the smartphone pecking order.
Apple commanded 42.7 percent of the global smartphone market in Q4 2012, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, while Samsung came in second with 28.7 percent. Most notably, however, Samsung all but took over control of the Chinese smartphone market last year, trouncing both Nokia and Apple with more than 30 million units sold.
But what is the rumor mill hoping to see from the company at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday night? Expectations are, to put it mildly, quite high.
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