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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.

  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 11:25:11 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:25:18 PM
    It'll have Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi abgnac, and IR LED and MHL 2.0.
  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 11:25:19 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:25:32 PM
    The main camera has 13 megapixels, while the front facing one will have 2.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/14/2013 11:25:47 PM
    The rumors about the 13-megapixel camera were true, but that's sort of expected at this point. Samsung hung on to 8-MP for a long time.
  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 11:26:04 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:26:11 PM
    The Galaxy S4 will ship with 2GB of LPDDR Ram with 16GB of space. A 32 and 64 option is available, and it is expandable via SD Micro by 64GB.
  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 11:26:18 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/14/2013 11:26:18 PM
    With 64GB internal and 64GB external, there's no higher storage capacity in the market today.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:26:26 PM
    Battery time.
  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 11:26:38 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:26:47 PM
    There is a 2,600 mAh battery that's removable.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/14/2013 11:26:51 PM
    Hmm, a 2,600mAh battery is good, but I actually expected it to be a bit bigger.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:26:57 PM
    Okay, the MC Chase takes over.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:27:01 PM
    I fear there will be a show now.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:27:21 PM
    I'm not sure what's going on now.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/14/2013 11:27:24 PM
    We get our very own Broadway show! Who woulda thunk?!
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/14/2013 11:27:46 PM
    Something tells me that little Jeremy is a tap dancer...
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:27:46 PM
    Okay, a scene pops up from the stage...a scene from the Upper West Side school.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/14/2013 11:28:00 PM
    I was right!
  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 11:28:29 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:28:34 PM
    WIth the dual camera feature, you get pictures and videos from both camera feeds (front and back).
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/14/2013 11:29:24 PM
    Dual-camera record function puts the recorder on the front and the subjects in the back. People are clapping, but I'm not sure about the real-life utility. I guess it could be cool.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:29:38 PM
    With the dual camera mode, you can turn both cameras on. The full screen video taken by the rear camera also has a picture in picture shot with the front facing camera.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:29:44 PM
    It works with videos and photos.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:30:01 PM
    This is pretty cool and smart. I'm surprised we don't have this already.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:30:37 PM
    It's like adding another dimension of detail to your memory, Bidan says.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:30:52 PM
    Okay, so Jeremy's a tap dancer and he's actually pretty good.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/14/2013 11:30:58 PM
    So I guess if you don't want to take a video, you can play an audio clip. So long as the recipient knows to play the audio. I wonder if that carries through when you upload that to a social network.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:31:06 PM
    I guess that's why he was featured in all those Samsung spots.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:31:23 PM
    I noticed no one on stage is using their Galaxy S4 to take shots of the kid.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/14/2013 11:32:08 PM
    Actually, this drama shot stuff is pretty darn cool.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:32:10 PM
    Now for Drama Shot. The GS4 can take more than 100 shots in four seconds, and can show them as a collage in one frame.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:32:44 PM
    There's eraser. With one click, you can speed up the shutter to take multiple shots, so you can edit the shot to grab the best pics. Of course, Nokia and HTC have this already.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:33:20 PM
    Now for Air View. With the GS4, you can use your finger to control the phone via gesture control.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:33:38 PM
    The stage lifts for a scene in Shanghai.
  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 11:33:40 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:33:54 PM
    I guess we're in a Shanghai train station.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:34:44 PM
    The tourist, John, uses the S-Translator to communicate with a "local."
  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 11:34:49 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:35:04 PM
    The S-Translator can handle nine language. It can handle speech to text and text to speech.
  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 11:35:15 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:35:56 PM
    WIth the optical reader, the GS4 can translate written words. It has 3,000 useful sentences that are embedded. You can communicate even if you don't have a network connection.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/14/2013 11:35:56 PM
    Oh, and in case you're wondering what I think about the Galaxy S4, you can watch video and read up on it in my hands-on impressions
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:36:13 PM
    That's key if you travel and don't have an international plan.
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