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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.

  • John Falcone 3/14/2013 9:59:36 PM
    Hi everyone
  • Paul Sloan 3/14/2013 9:59:56 PM
    Thanks all for coming.
  • John Falcone 3/14/2013 9:59:57 PM
    Welcome to the preshow for today's Samsung event from New York City.
  • Gel 3/14/2013 10:00:32 PM
    Good morning, from Philippines
  • John Falcone 3/14/2013 10:00:36 PM
    We've got several CNETers lining up at Radio City Music Hall. They'll be reporting in shortly.
  • Eddy 3/14/2013 10:00:52 PM
    Caaaantttt waaaaait!!!!
  • charles.cooper 3/14/2013 10:00:53 PM
    Home of the Rockettes...
  • John Falcone 3/14/2013 10:01:02 PM
    In the meantime, we hope you'll enjoy the live preshow in the video window above from our San Francisco studios.
  • charles.cooper 3/14/2013 10:01:13 PM
    ...and let the handicapping begin
  • John Falcone 3/14/2013 10:01:27 PM
    Rest assured, that video feed will toggle over to the event as soon as it starts. (Scheduled for 4pm PT / 7pm ET.)
  • bingo77 3/14/2013 10:02:01 PM
    Hello from Chicago
  • Gil Smith II 3/14/2013 10:02:11 PM
    This is only the pre-show? I can't wait that long!!!
  • Matt Hamblen 3/14/2013 10:02:38 PM
    Would be great if they have 802.11 ac as predicted.
  • AC 3/14/2013 10:02:43 PM
    Good morning from Singapore
  • rs2klee 3/14/2013 10:02:45 PM
    hi from the UK :-)
  • Sly 3/14/2013 10:03:01 PM
    Please,,, no fat brick
  • Vaibhav 3/14/2013 10:03:09 PM
    Guys do u think the body of s4 will be better that iphone 5 ?
  • Zabolt 3/14/2013 10:03:24 PM
    Brian always wears that tie...
  • Daryl 3/14/2013 10:03:32 PM
    Hello from Ghana
  • charles.cooper 3/14/2013 10:04:57 PM
    Been going back and forth with a pen pal regarding the Galaxy 4 rumors - especially the eye-scrolling technology supposedly in there. There was a story out earlier in the week debunking that one. But I still like the chances of it happening..or maybe I'm just hoping. Would be fun.
  • Nathalie 3/14/2013 10:05:07 PM
    Hi from Inverness, Scotland
  • John Falcone 3/14/2013 10:06:25 PM
  • John Falcone 3/14/2013 10:07:11 PM
    Note that last year's Samsung superphone, the S3, also had some limited "eye recognition" functionality (the screen wouldn't fade out if you were looking at it). But that sapped the battery life, apparently.
  • Yepitsmememe 3/14/2013 10:07:34 PM
    Any rumor of an update to Jelly Bean for the S4?
  • Possibilities 3/14/2013 10:07:57 PM
    To be honest, what is Samsung gonna do with an eight-core, most companies have not untapped the maximum potential of a quad core processor.
  • charles.cooper 3/14/2013 10:08:07 PM
    The news is out: Here's Times Square in Manhattan:
  • pawan adhikari 3/14/2013 10:08:33 PM
    Thank you cnet you are awesome
  • madmacs 3/14/2013 10:08:45 PM
    an aluminium casing would be a dream come true. We all know the inside is going to be the usual excellence
  • CalgarianTechie 3/14/2013 10:08:50 PM
    Hi from Calgary...I hope the body of the phone is light especially if the screen is bigger than the S3
  • John Falcone 3/14/2013 10:09:01 PM
    Jelly Bean is the current Android OS. I'm guessing you won't see an update until the Google IO event in May (just a couple of months away).
  • John 3/14/2013 10:09:07 PM
    The future of cell phones will be expandable and collapsible screens. I want a big screen, but I don't want to hold a brick up to my ear. Make a phone that can be small and comfortable next to my ear, but can then expand its screen when I want a big screen to look at.
  • Fran 3/14/2013 10:09:11 PM
    Hey guys, do you think this thing is going to have the latest android software(unreleased)? Do you think they would tease the new android and release it after the google io?
  • Samson Osztreicher 3/14/2013 10:09:22 PM
    Hello from Melbourne, Australia :) Have a Note 2 how far apart will the S 4 be from it?
  • jb13760 3/14/2013 10:09:39 PM
    Hey guys. Love the site. Do you think Samsung has any tricks left up its sleeves after two leaks? Also with the battery spec leak, do you have any concerns about the size of the battery?(Especially with the hover-touch feature?)
  • John Falcone 3/14/2013 10:09:52 PM
    Don't be surprised if the S4 looks and feels a lot like the Note 2. Probably not as big, though.
  • Caspid 3/14/2013 10:09:54 PM
    Why are phones getting bigger and bigger? It's like technology is going in reverse.
  • ekedum 3/14/2013 10:10:05 PM
    good morning from Philippines! so pumped for the unveiling. thanks CNET.
  • Paul Sloan 3/14/2013 10:10:11 PM
    Yes, battery life is key. I just came back from SXSW, and the lines for outlets were longer than the lines for sessions and panels.
  • John Falcone 3/14/2013 10:10:36 PM
    Battery life is always a concern. That's why the Motorola Droid Maxx and Maxx HD were so distinctive -- they truly offered all-day battery life.
  • usfkawi86 3/14/2013 10:11:21 PM
    i agree with the camera statements. The megapixels will not mean a thing if the quality is not that great.
  • John Falcone 3/14/2013 10:11:33 PM
    Here are some the S4 leaks from earlier today: Galaxy S4 features shown off in YouTube videos
  • jatt 3/14/2013 10:11:43 PM
    i hope eye scrolling is smooth...In the video they appeared to be moving their head lol..
  • Mark 3/14/2013 10:12:17 PM
    Apple suffers from the 80/20 rule. 80% of time spent on new product secrecy and 20% on innovation. Apple drips out innovation hoping it satisfies its loyal customers. Competitors push out more innovations and have passed Apple in the process. Pretty simple business case study.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 10:43:09 PM
    Yeah, I'd be surprised if we were surprised by anything that comes out at this show. There have been so many leaks.
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