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Time to be the first mover

The Galaxy S5, Samsung’s much anticipated new flagship smartphone, has disappointed tech-savvy Samsung fans and provided relief for its rival Apple. The S5 shows some improvements in battery life and camera pixels, and it’s also water resistant and has fingerprint recognition. But that’s all - minor technical improvements and partial redesigns.

No innovative functions, like iPhone’s much-rumored Healthbook feature, were unveiled. Samsung is No. 1 in the smartphone industry. It leads the market in every continent except the United States.

It’s time that the fast follower stops playing it safe and lives up to its title as a market leader; that’s how Apple, once hailed as the first mover, has run the mobile industry.

BY Choi Si-young, Editing adviser on Yonsei European Studies at Yonsei University.

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