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Samsung Galaxy event (live blog)

Samsung is widely expected to announce the Galaxy S4 at its Unpacked event in New York City. Join us live from Radio City Music Hall.

  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:16:29 PM
    S Health - a wristband that presumably syncs with the phone.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:16:45 PM
    We're ready to provide the perfect solution for work and play, called Knox, he says.
  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 11:16:50 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/14/2013 11:16:57 PM
    Samsung Knox was just announced a few weeks go at Mobile World Congress: reviews.cnet.com
  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 11:16:59 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:17:11 PM
    Samsung Home Sync mentioned.
  • Joe 3/14/2013 11:17:27 PM
    Is the audio terrible for everyone, or just me?
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:17:40 PM
    What will show you tonight is the vision of all of this innovation that improves the way people truly live, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:18:02 PM
    Life is a journey, he says. What's the device that you want to accompany you on that journey, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:18:12 PM
    Ladies and gentleman, the Galaxy S4!
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:18:15 PM
    Finally!
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:18:26 PM
    Cue the flashy promo video.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:18:43 PM
    Lots of base, the phone comes into full view. Galaxy S4 "Life companion"
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/14/2013 11:18:58 PM
    Samsung has really hyped this phone. The teaser video images show that it has a dimpled backing, moving away from the brushed, smooth back finish of the GS3.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:19:02 PM
    Shin now opens the box that Jeremy is opening to pull out two Galaxy S4 phones.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:19:07 PM
    A white and black version.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/14/2013 11:19:14 PM
    Buuut, it looks almost identical to the GS3 from the front. Round corners, same physical home button.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:19:28 PM
    A life companion, huh? Does that imply that you're lonely without it?
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:19:53 PM
    The Galaxy S4 can fit in your style, Shin says. It's slimmer, but stronger, less to hold, but more to see.
  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 11:19:58 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:20:05 PM
    Galaxy S4 will be available at the end of April.
  • John Falcone 3/14/2013 11:20:14 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:20:22 PM
    There will be a 4G and 3G version. It will support both FD-LTE and TD-LTE.
  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 11:20:31 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:21:04 PM
    The Galaxy S4 will be available at 327 carriers in 55 countries.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/14/2013 11:21:12 PM
    The camera module on the back is another GS3 departure; that piece of it looks more like the Note 2.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:21:16 PM
    Okay, Shin leaves the stage, and another promo video plays.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:21:39 PM
    Wow that center screen is gigantic. That's a really large display for a Samsung commercial.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/14/2013 11:21:45 PM
    A feature called Group Play flashes with people all playing music in a circle.
  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 11:22:06 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:22:13 PM
    The MC is back on stage to introduce Ryan Bidan, director of product marketing for Samsung Telecommunication America.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:22:34 PM
    The Galaxy S4 is 136.5 m long by 70.6 mm wide. It weighs 130 grams.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:22:42 PM
    There is less to hold, more to see.
  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 11:22:48 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:22:58 PM
    This is a full HD super Amoled display with 441 ppi. People are clapping at that (likely employees).
  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 11:23:10 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:23:14 PM
    Samsung is using polycarbonate (plastic) in black and white.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:23:25 PM
    There's a new user experience and upgraded interface.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/14/2013 11:23:29 PM
    I'm impressed that Ryan can keep a straight face while talking about the stunning "white frost" and "black mist" colors.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:23:41 PM
    When you hover the finger over the lock screen, you can unlock the phone.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:24:06 PM
    Samsung wanted to more subtly blend phone info on the to home screen.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:24:18 PM
    We've spent a lot of time perfecting the look and feel, Biden says.
  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 11:24:52 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:24:58 PM
    The GS4 will be a 4G LTE device, which will support downloads of 100 Mbps and uploads of 50Mbps. Of course, no carrier really offers that speed now.
  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 11:25:03 PM
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