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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.

  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:08:15 PM
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:08:24 PM
    "Or industry is about to jump," Lee says. Your smartphone will be the "gateway to financial security." err...
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:09:04 PM
    Lee is talking about how the importance of the smartphone in the Internet of Things era -- the gateway to your whole life. He has a point!
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:10:02 PM
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:10:10 PM
    "Despite all the change, one thing remains constant. We at Samsung continue to make a sincere effort to bring forward new products and services that will improve people's life."
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:10:10 PM
    "We will never slow down." A bold statement.
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:10:42 PM
    "We created this category" Lee says of the Note.
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:10:58 PM
    We're seeing a slide highlighting the evolution of the Note phones. Here comes the fourth.
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:11:11 PM
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:11:24 PM
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:11:35 PM
    Here it is: the Galaxy Note 4. Four colours, looks more metallic.
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:11:50 PM
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:12:02 PM
    The Note 4 doesn't look much different to its predecessors -- but more of the same isn't necessarily a bad thing.
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:12:09 PM
    It has advanced technology, an S pen experience and new design. Thanks for that.
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:12:47 PM
    There's another one: Galaxy Note Edge!
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:12:57 PM
    Cheers and applause from the crowd
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:13:11 PM
    The Galaxy Note Edge gets a big round of applause, and some whooping! This is the product that really has a visual, design difference.
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:13:19 PM
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:13:21 PM
    It has a unique screen that curves over the right hand side of the phone
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:13:53 PM
    CNET saw Samsung's curved smartphone screen tech some years ago, at a briefing at CES. It's great to see it's finally coming to market!
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:13:58 PM
    Now on the Samsung Gear S. Drum roll
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:14:22 PM
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:14:32 PM
    It brings a smartphone experience to your wrist
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:14:40 PM
    Some are bound to call the Note Edge gimmicky, but hey -- at least it's different to all the other phones out there. Excited to see what kind of features that curved screen brings.
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:14:41 PM
    "A lifestyle revolution"
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:15:14 PM
    Now: Samsung Gear VR: a virtual reality headset
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:15:31 PM
    It uses the Galaxy Note 4 for a next-generation viewing experience.
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:15:34 PM
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:15:49 PM
    With the Gear S and Gear VR, your mobile experience will never be the same, he says.
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:16:05 PM
    That was a brief look, we're about to get more details.
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:16:08 PM
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:16:49 PM
    Samsung is never one to shy away from tech trends, and now it's hopped on the virtual-reality bandwagon. This may very well make Samsung the biggest player overall in the VR space.
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:16:52 PM
    We're being thanked for being here, and our attentive listening. So that's nice.
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:16:52 PM
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:16:56 PM
    Lee is talking a lot about the "industry", and trends -- I suspect he's aware that smartphone evolution has slowed, and that everyone here is looking for the next big thing.
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:17:18 PM
    The Samsung marketing people are back on the stage
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:17:59 PM
    The Note 4 supports LTE cat 6
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:17:59 PM
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:18:21 PM
    We're getting a more detailed look at the Note 4
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:18:24 PM
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:18:37 PM
    Samsung's is known to introduce all its new products in rapid-fire form, then go through each one in detail. That's what's happening here, so expect much more in-depth looks at the Note Edge, Gear S, Note 4 and the intriguing Galaxy VR.
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:18:59 PM
    Design: this is important for technology, apparently.
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:19:09 PM
    There's design continuity from the Note 3
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:19:22 PM
    They have added a metal frame
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:19:39 PM
    And 2.5D glass. Goodie.
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