The wait is almost over. Samsung (005930) is set to finally unveil its next-generation Galaxy S IV smartphone on Thursday evening and BGR will be on hand reporting live from the event. The company rented out Radio City Music Hall in New York City to debut its new flagship smartphone, so we’re likely in store for a spectacle of unimaginable proportions. Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy S IV is expected to feature a 5-inch HD display, an eight-core processor (or a quad-core chipset in the U.S.), a 13-megapixel camera, up to 64GB of storage plus microSDXC support, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. While it’s shaping up to be an absolute beast on paper, will the Galaxy S IV live up to its sky-high expectations once it’s finally announced?

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