Samsung Unpacked at IFA 2013

All the pre-show buzz points to Samsung unveiling a smart watch and the latest version of the Galaxy Note. Tune in for the latest as it happens.

  • john.falcone 9/4/2013 3:57:03 PM
    Hi everyone. Our preshow will be starting at 9am PT / 12n ET.
  • john.falcone 9/4/2013 3:57:15 PM
    The actual Samsung event will start an hour later.
  • Anekait Kariya 9/4/2013 4:01:40 PM
    excited as always for THE Samsung event
  • Kent German 9/4/2013 4:06:06 PM
    Hi, everyone. Welcome to Samsung's Unpacked event!
  • Kent German 9/4/2013 4:07:54 PM
    I'll be hosting you from San Francisco until the fun begins in Berlin at 7 p.m. local time. That's 10 a.m. on the US West Coast, 1 p.m. on the East Coast, and 6 p.m. in London.
  • Kent German 9/4/2013 4:08:44 PM
    Also, until we begin please enjoy the preshow with Brian Tong, Eric Franklin, and Donald Bell. If you don't see the video player, please refresh your browser.
  • Kent German 9/4/2013 4:09:43 PM
    The CNET UK team will be live blogging the event from Berlin with Josh Miller from San Francisco delivering the photos.
  • Kent German 9/4/2013 4:10:35 PM

    CNET's Luke Westaway (left) and Jason Jenkins get ready for the show.

  • Joshua Morris 9/4/2013 4:13:50 PM
    Hi everyone! Excited for the Galaxy Note 3 announcement
  • Techy 9/4/2013 4:14:37 PM
    I think it's probably safe to say that the Note 3 will have a 13MP camera, and an octa-core proccesor for the international model.
  • Kent German 9/4/2013 4:17:10 PM
    This has been a busy day from IFA. Sony and Asus held press conferences just a couple of hours ago. Samsung will host another press conference tomorrow (Thursday) at 11 a.m. Berlin time. CNET will be there to live blog so please join us (if you're awake).
  • Kent German 9/4/2013 4:19:24 PM
  • Viv 9/4/2013 4:20:05 PM
    Looking forward for the Smart Watch...
  • Sean Graflund 9/4/2013 4:23:38 PM
    The Smartwatch talk is cool.. I was a Pebble backer.. and while I like it.. there are limitations.. I have a hard time leaving the house without it now though.. keeping the phone in the pocket when driving, or busy... just looking at the watch for text messages, phone calls, music, etc... that's why. I'm excited to see the Samsung Gear and Note 3.. I might pick up both.
  • Kent German 9/4/2013 4:24:35 PM
    Once the team in Berlin enters the room and get online, they'll take over.
  • Vic 9/4/2013 4:24:44 PM
    4k recording would be awesome on the Note 3.
  • Kent German 9/4/2013 4:25:57 PM
    @Vic: The Acer Liquid S2, which was announced yesterday, does shoot 4K video
  • Kent German 9/4/2013 4:26:42 PM
  • Kent German 9/4/2013 4:28:00 PM
  • Kent German 9/4/2013 4:28:39 PM
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 4:28:59 PM
    We're seated, waiting for the event to kick off! Half an hour to go. What's everyone hoping to see?
  • Kent German 9/4/2013 4:30:24 PM
    Welcome, Luke!
  • Mandar Joshi 9/4/2013 4:30:38 PM
    Very much excited !!! Go Samsung Go ........ Crush the new Iphone before it comes !!!
  • Kent German 9/4/2013 4:31:57 PM
  • Gengkis Khan 9/4/2013 4:32:27 PM
    GNote3, Definitely the smartphone main event for 2013
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 4:32:33 PM
    Samsung has opted for its usual musical score -- booming, heartfelt orchestra music. We feel suitably moved.
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 4:32:54 PM
    The venue is absolutely enormous -- Samsung clearly has cash to splash on events like these. We'll get a behind-the-scenes picture for you asap.
  • Ryan 9/4/2013 4:33:37 PM
    How long u think before Verizon gets the note 3
  • Kent German 9/4/2013 4:34:34 PM
    @Ryan: We'll have to see what Samsung says. Sometimes they reveal a new device without giving exact details on carrier availability.
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 4:35:07 PM
    The lighting is a deep blue, classic Samsung-logo shade. The stadium is filling up quickly -- we have 25 minutes until go time!
  • josh.miller 9/4/2013 4:37:20 PM

    Look at the size of the stadium!

  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 4:37:36 PM
    The Galaxy Note 3 is hotly anticipated to feature here -- what features do you want to see in the next Note?
  • Musaddaq Ch 9/4/2013 4:39:07 PM
    hey Jason you have a cool voice
  • Shashank 9/4/2013 4:42:26 PM
    Finger print scanner!!! Top of my list
  • Kent German 9/4/2013 4:44:12 PM
    @Shashank: Fingerprint scanners do appear to a hot feature that a lot of people want right now
  • dancingdiva 9/4/2013 4:47:55 PM
    I want some pie - key lime pie!
  • Kent German 9/4/2013 4:49:44 PM
    @dancingdiva: Remember, Key Lime Pie is now known as KitKat
  • yash 9/4/2013 4:50:46 PM
    some more exciting featues for the SPen will be great
  • Kent German 9/4/2013 4:51:05 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 9/4/2013 4:53:43 PM
    @Yash, Samsung seems to incrementally give the S Pen more features, so I'm confident we'll see some new tricks today.
  • Seth Gorton 9/4/2013 4:54:01 PM
    I want the fingerprint scanner....being IT Hardware Coordinator in the Health Care field, this would help with complying with HIPAA regulations.
  • Simon Hansen 9/4/2013 4:54:13 PM
    What should i buy? The LG G2 or the Note 3?
  • Jessica Dolcourt 9/4/2013 4:55:01 PM
    Fingerprint scanners *could* work, but they have to make sure that the scanners actually adequately capture your entire fingerprint in one go -- that's meaty fingers in addition to the slim ones. Current versions are pretty hit or miss.
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 4:55:18 PM
  • Kent German 9/4/2013 4:55:51 PM
    @Simon: Hard to say until we know the Note 3 details. Here's Lynn La's G2 First Take in the meantime.
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