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Samsung Unpacked at IFA 2014

Samsung is running events in Berlin, New York and Beijing to announce its new mobile products, widely expected to include the Galaxy Note 4.

  • DakotaRiley19972016 9/3/2014 12:54:20 PM
    it is probably starting to slip
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 12:54:25 PM
    I can see a Korg keyboard on the stage, not sure how that ties into a phone launch yet, not long to wait though!
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 12:55:26 PM
  • Pep & Lemonade 9/3/2014 12:56:22 PM
    ive been waiting 6 months for this... cant wait to get my hands on a stylus. Goodbye iPhone!
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 12:56:34 PM
    The music has died down. Five minutes until kick-off. And hey, the music has changed to something more subtle! Some chilled-out string music.
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 12:56:39 PM
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 12:57:04 PM
    A band has taken position on stage. Here comes the rock!! Or, er, soft piano music?!
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 12:57:48 PM

    This song is apparently directed by Jordan Rudess. Dream Theater are amazing so I'm expecting big things from this song.

  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 12:58:10 PM
    The band is playing a piece called Over the Horizon. It's a bit synthy. This is thanks to Soundcamp, Samsung's new realtime music solution. The keyboardist is using a Samsung phone to control the music.
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 12:58:11 PM
    Is Samsung taking on Apple's Garageband app? Looks like it might be.
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 12:58:57 PM
  • F.H 9/3/2014 12:59:23 PM
    While their Galaxy S range is considered their flagship, I think the Note range is probably the reason their still at the top of the Android market
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 12:59:29 PM
    The Samsung phone music sounds a bit like whale song. We'd be surprised if Samsung announced a whale, though.
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 12:59:43 PM
    Oh yeah baby! Soft rock FTW!
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 12:59:46 PM

    It looks like the keyboardist was playing some synth app on a Samsung tablet

  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:00:04 PM
    Hey Samsung orchestra
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:00:36 PM
    This is a more pared-down musical performance than the usual orchestra. But... I sort of miss the orchestral grandeur. This is a bit like the music to Free Willy 6.
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:00:38 PM

    And you can just make out that the guitar is plugged into a phone.

  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:01:09 PM
    The song is building to a climax. Here comes the standing ovation! Perhaps.
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:01:12 PM
    Well there are three people on stage enjoying this at least.
  • Zane SA (= 9/3/2014 1:01:28 PM
    Zane and Jp in Berlin waiting for the launch of the Note 4. Cant wait!!! Def getting one!
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:01:34 PM

    This guy seems good, but it's a shame Rudess couldn't get Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci to join in.

  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:01:49 PM
    The song appeared to finish, but has an extra bit on the end. That's called a coda, music fans.
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:02:17 PM
    Applause at the orchestra
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:02:26 PM
    And we're done. Now the show can progress. The lights dim, and a countdown appears above us.
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:02:27 PM
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:02:27 PM
    We're off
  • Dana 9/3/2014 1:02:29 PM
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:04:00 PM
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:04:28 PM

    This is Rachel Riley, a UK famous person

  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:04:28 PM
    There's a lot of smart casual clothing on stage right now. A few wardrobe cues from Apple, perhaps.
  • Nick Hide 9/3/2014 1:04:33 PM
    Okay, we're shutting down comments until after the show now. Enjoy!
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:04:56 PM
    "Welcome to Samsung Unpacked." First we're going to hear about the strategy behind all the new gadgets.
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:05:00 PM
    We begin with a video of kids using the Galaxy Note.
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:05:20 PM
    DJ Lee, president, head of sales and marketing, IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung is here. Phew, that's quite a title.
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:05:38 PM
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:05:44 PM
    "I would like to say thank you to everyone who is enjoying the live broadcast all around the globe."
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:06:07 PM
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:06:15 PM
    "We're here to talk about new technology of course," Lee says. "The smartphone industry has been driven by technology innovation."
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:06:49 PM
    "More and better features," says Lee of the smartphone world. It's certainly progressed at a rapid pace.
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:07:14 PM
    "Samsung has always been at the forefront of mobile history," Lee says.
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:07:18 PM
    Now we're taking a look at a slide showing the history and evolution of Galaxy phones. The Galaxy S in 2010, then the first Note in 2011.
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:07:35 PM
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:07:51 PM
    "We pioneered the exciting new concept of wearable devices in 2013" -- yep, that's the Galaxy Gear. "Our industry is now at a very important moment."
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:07:52 PM
    Samsung is right to call out the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note as successes, but the Galaxy Gear? Not so much.
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