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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 1:19:48 PM
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:19:56 PM
    That 2.5D glass adds durability
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:20:12 PM
    Weighs 176g, 8.5mm thick
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:20:30 PM
    Colours: black, white, gold, pink
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:20:45 PM
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:20:55 PM
    There's a new UX design with a transparent widget
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:21:08 PM
    A dynamic lock screen
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:21:41 PM
    There are 1000s of high-quality photos that can flash up
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:21:46 PM
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:21:57 PM
    Samsung has clearly listened to the critics -- the focus here so far is on design and interface. The Galaxy S5 took some steps in the right direction, but personally I'm still hoping for a less complex TouchWiz UI.
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:22:11 PM
    The screen: it has a 5.7-inch, quad HD super AMOLED screen
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:22:27 PM
    Samsung is going bigger and bigger with its displays. But pockets aren't getting any larger! We want to know -- can a smartphone be too big
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:22:28 PM
    3,786,400 pixels on this thing
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:22:38 PM
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  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:22:59 PM
    Super AMOED gives you access to 20% more colours
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:23:35 PM
    Multi Window: users find it hard to find this, so they put the functions inside the Recent key.
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:23:41 PM
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:23:52 PM
    The Note 4 really crams in a *lot* of pixels. The Note 3's display was hard to fault, so I'll be keen to see if the Note 4's quadHD display really makes a visible difference.
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:23:54 PM
    We're looking at a video of a reporter writing notes, using multi-window
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:24:21 PM
    We're looking at a multi-window demo
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:24:42 PM
    Google hangouts at the top, Facebook at the bottom of the screen
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:24:46 PM
    Samsung has been pushing multi-window for a while. Note owners -- is this a tool you regularly use, or not?
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:24:52 PM
    All controlled with the stylus
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:25:06 PM
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:25:14 PM
    Samsung calls the stylus the S Pen
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:25:32 PM
    Samsung believes that for a phone to be smart, it must have multiple ways of doing things.
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:25:42 PM
    The new S Pen is capable of 'so much more'
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:25:43 PM
    "The pen is mightier than the finger or the thumbs." Um, Samsung, that's not how the quote goes.
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:26:09 PM
    It gives you more of a sensation of writing with a real pen
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:26:18 PM
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:26:22 PM
    Doubled the sensitivity of the S Pen compared to the Note 3
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:26:35 PM
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:26:57 PM
    Added a feature called smart select, you can capture several pieces of content in a row
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:26:57 PM
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:27:00 PM
    We all mocked the Note back in 2011 for coming with a stylus, but the sensitivity tech really does seem to work. Extra sensitivity can only be a good thing.
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:27:19 PM
    Now a demo of smart select
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:27:53 PM
  • Luke Westaway 9/3/2014 1:27:57 PM
    This Samsung exec is sending his sister on a trip to Paris for her birthday. I hope none of my siblings are watching this...
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:28:01 PM
    They are using air command to choose images to store from the Trip Advisor app
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:28:10 PM
  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:28:29 PM
    Now they are selecting pictures from Samsung scrapbook
  • Andrew Hoyle 9/3/2014 1:28:30 PM
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  • Jason Jenkins 9/3/2014 1:28:59 PM
    Everything gets presented together in a list, then you can send it in an email.
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