Samsung's Unpacked 2013 Launch Event Live Blogby Anand Lal Shimpi on March 14, 2013 7:06 PM EST
07:31PM EDT - Time to end the live blog a bit prematurely, here's our hands on post with full details of the Samsung Galaxy S 4! http://www.anandtech.com/show/6832/samsungs-galaxy-s-4-introduction-hands-on Thanks for reading!
07:29PM EDT - dual camera feature lets you capture video from both front and rear facing cameras
07:28PM EDT - Talking about dual-camera now
07:26PM EDT - removable battery
07:26PM EDT - 2600mAh battery
07:26PM EDT - 8 sensors - IR gesture and temp/humidity
07:25PM EDT - 16GB of storage built in, options for 32 and 64GB and microSD card slot
07:25PM EDT - 2GB LPDDR3 memory
07:25PM EDT - 2MP front facing
07:25PM EDT - Now talking about cameras: 13MP rear facing camera
07:25PM EDT - IR support enables universal remote functionality
07:24PM EDT - BT 4.0, IR LED and MHL 2.0 support
07:24PM EDT - 802.11ac (HT80) support
07:24PM EDT - Cat 3 100/50Mbps up to hexa band 4G LTE
07:24PM EDT - Updated look and feel
07:23PM EDT - SGS4 supports hover gestures with your finger
07:23PM EDT - Black mist and white frost - polycarbonate chassis
07:22PM EDT - 441 ppi
07:22PM EDT - 1080p
07:22PM EDT - 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED
07:22PM EDT - Thinner than the SGS3, weighs 130 grams (vs. 132 for the SGS3)
07:22PM EDT - 136.6mm long x 69.8mm wide at 7.9mm thick
07:22PM EDT - Samsung's Ryan Bidan took the stage
07:21PM EDT - Now showing a video of SGS4 features
07:20PM EDT - Global LTE roaming support
07:20PM EDT - Global LTE networks for all frequencies and standards will be supported
07:20PM EDT - FDD LTE and TDD LTE supported
07:20PM EDT - Available in 3G and 4G LTE versions
07:20PM EDT - Starting from the end of April
07:19PM EDT - 327 mobile operators and 155 countries will get the SGS4
07:19PM EDT - "slimmer, lighter and more solid"
07:19PM EDT - Samsung Galaxy S4: Life Companion
07:18PM EDT - Samsung Galaxy S 4 announced!
07:18PM EDT - "a companion that helps us experience life to the fullest"
07:17PM EDT - "a device that enables us to do more"
07:17PM EDT - "These ideas have been conceived from our observation of real life"
07:16PM EDT - Samsung just announced a bunch of features without announcing them
07:16PM EDT - S Health
07:16PM EDT - Group Play
07:15PM EDT - S Translator
07:15PM EDT - "Imagine touchless interfaces"
07:15PM EDT - Hinting at new features: dual camera, shot & sound, smart scroll/smart pause, air view
07:14PM EDT - Talking at a high level about what Samsung is trying to do in the smartphone space
07:14PM EDT - Samsung is "committed to innovation"
07:12PM EDT - This is a pretty insane venue with a ton of folks in attendance, Samsung is going big
07:10PM EDT - We're seated and watching an intro video
07:10PM EDT - Here we go!