Live from Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 unveiling

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 Liveblog

People laughed when Samsung’s (005930) marketing boss said the company was planning to generate Apple-like buzz for future products. It has been a little over a year since Younghee Lee’s comments, and now it’s quite clear that Samsung kept its impossible promise. The Galaxy S 4 is one of the most highly anticipated devices of the year and it could go down as one of the biggest product launches of all time — which is why Samsung spared no expense and rented out Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Can the Galaxy S 4 possibly live up to expectations and help Samsung continue to flourish the smartphone market? Our live coverage of Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 press conference follows below.

UPDATE: Be sure to check out the Galaxy S 4′s complete specs as well as our extensive hands-on preview!

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That is all she wrote… check out our hands-on post and have a good night

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Everyone is taking a bow

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It looks like we are wrapping up here.

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The new S View Cover builds on the GS3′s cover and includes a see through space to allow users to see notifications

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A new feature called S Health will help users stay healthy… supports accessories such as body scale, heart rate monitor or s band (sorta like Nike Fuelband)

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When reading you can tilt the phone slightly to scroll up or down

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As we learned from previous rumors, the Galaxy S 4 will automatically pause if you turn away from the phone.

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Samsung’s ChatOn service will also support the company’s “dual camera” software.

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There are short plays for each new feature… people are getting restless and are looking forward to playing with the device

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Samsung has added what seems like hundreds of new features in the Galaxy S 4

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Samsung is pushing its new KNOX software for enterprise users, a service that keeps business and personal files separate and safe

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The Galaxy S 4 works while wearing gloves too

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Watch out Apple! “You can transfer information from older phones to the Galaxy S 4 thanks to Samsung Smart Switch”

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It is essentially the same feature Samsung introduced with the Galaxy S III but includes bigger fonts and a few different features to assist you while driving

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“S Voice Drive” is a service that Samsung would like you to use while you are driving.

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Samsung HomeSync creates a home cloud that allows you to stream content to your device when you aren’t home

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We have also published our hands-on preview with the Galaxy S 4 http://bgr.com/2013/03/14/samsung-galaxy-s-4-hands-on-preview-374918/

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“Adapt display” feature changes brightness of the display depending on what you are doing, watching a video, playing a game, reading a webpage, etc…

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It can be used without a data connection… very cool!

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The brand new S Translator feature supports both text to speech and speech to text in 9 languages.

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As expected the Galaxy S IV includes “floating display” technology, allowing users to hover over the screen to make selections.

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It also includes an eraser mode that can… you guessed it… erase unwanted people from images!

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The camera’s new “drama shot” feature can take more than 100 shots in 4 seconds

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The Samsung kid (Jeremy) can tap dance!

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It works with both videos and photos

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The front and rear cameras can actually shoot video at the same time

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Samsung has included a new “dual camera” feature in the GS4

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Oh geez… Samsung is putting on a play…

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Removable battery too… thank you

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2,600 mAh battery!

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13-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facer, microSD slot, 2GB of RAM

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GS4 includes Bluetooth 4.0, an IR LED sensor to control your TV, MHL support, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac

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“Magazine look and feel” to the new TouchWiz

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Full HD 5-inch display with 441 ppi

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Ryan Bidan, Samsung’s Director of Product Marketing, has taken the stage to talk more about the GS4

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A Galaxy S 4 video is now playing

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“It will make your life richer, simpler and fuller”

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Coming to 327 mobile operators, available in 4G LTE and 3G versions

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The GS4 is slimmer, lighter, and more solid

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“The Samsung Galaxy S 4″

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“What we show you tonight is the result of all of this”

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Samsung is looking to create an ecosystem

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Words like “S Health” “S Translate” “Group Share” and “Samsung Knox” on screen.

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“Wouldn’t it be convenient if a smartphone paused when you look away or know when to scroll up and down.”

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Talking about a lot of “what ifs”

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“We are always listening to people around the world”

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J.K. Shin, Samsung’s mobile chief has taken the stage

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“Tonight we will show you a beautiful Samsung product”

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Box and all

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Will Chase and Jeremy have taken the stage

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Playing the Samsung teaser with Jeremy

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The countdown begins… here we go

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The lights are dimming

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“The show will begin in a few minutes “

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A little Internet troubles but we are back and the show will start in 3 minutes.

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“Ladies and Gentlemen the show will begin in 15 minutes”

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People have come from all over the world for today’s event. This place is packed!

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We have taken our seats and are waiting for the show to start

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