Samsung to showcase 4G smartphone at industry fair in Germany

Samsung Electronics Co. said Sunday it will introduce a new Galaxy smartphone at an industry exhibition in Germany this week as it seeks to win consumers for fourth-generation (4G), super-fast wireless service.

Samsung will unveil the 4G version of the Galaxy S II smartphone at the IFA electronics show beginning Thursday in Berlin, the company said in a statement.

"This is a milestone in our commitment to lead the charge in 4G mobile telephony around the world, both in terms of back-end network solutions for service providers and the development of powerful consumer handsets," said J.K. Shin, chief of Samsung's handset division, in a statement.

Smartphone manufacturers are jostling to win a bigger slice of the super-fast wireless service using the 4G mobile technology called long term evolution (LTE).

Later this year, Samsung will also start selling an LTE-version of its tablet computer, according to the statement.

Shin said the 4G service "redefines the user experience made possible by these devices and opens entirely new possibilities in terms of content viewing, sharing, quality and connectivity."