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What will Samsung announce at its "Be Ready 4 the Next Galaxy" event?



Samsung's latest major launch is just a day away. And while all rumors seem to point to the Galaxy S IV as the star attraction, the manufacturer is remaining mum on the specifics for now. What will Samsung actually roll out tomorrow? And what will the "Next Galaxy" offer to compete with new smartphones like the HTC One? We'll be on hand tomorrow to find out. In the meantime, tell us what you expect, and share your Next Galaxy wish list!

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dbreuning

Again plastic. Also the presentation was kind of lame and didn't really show any features demo'd just ways it can be used. The HTC One looks more compelling regarding build quality and design.
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Met

This is a middle end phone, whereas the HTC One is a flagship phone. Of course that will have a much more premium feel to it. But this does look kinda decent for a medium end phone. Also, HTC are really good at polycarbonate. The HTC One X is very durable... Except for the display of course. :P
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dbreuning

I don't think the S4 is positioned as a middle-end phone though, they compete directly with iPhone. The Galaxy devices always felt cheap to me.
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Met

Oh.. I was responding to multiple threads at the same time. I must have confused what phone was being discussed in this thread. >.<

I thought your post was on the thread about the HTC First. :P
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dbreuning

Ah I see. No i didnt comment there yet haha.
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LinkJuice

Although the S4 seems to be very attractive I don't think a S3 holder needs to upgrade to the S4. But as I still have a S2, I will probably upgrade for the S4.
As an android device, it is the best in many fields.
1. You can remove the battery for any purpose. (Reboot from freeze, change battery...)
2. You can add an SD card up to 64GB, so you end up with a 128GB phone for videos and music.
3. Plastic cover, plastic is flexible and absorb better the heat than glass or aluminum. It also absorbs phones waves in a better way.
4. It has a 13MP camera with new features that are more usefull than instagram. ( ;-) )
5. They added tons of software improvements that still need to be tried out, as Nitehawk said.
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nitehawk

This is my observations after seeing videos of the phone and hearing about the event:
I think it's more of what Samsung users want. The eye tracking aspect is very cool, but I'm unsure of it's actual implementation. Just one of those things that until you use it, you're not sure if it's any good or useful.

The not actually touching the screen is okay, but doesn't seem to have any real advantages that they leveraged it into. It's not like you can change songs in your pocket by rubbing your pants or whatever so again, I'm suspicious of the experience before people are actually utilizing it. Maybe it's good for using a thick case and controlling your phone with thick gloves?

Also, I heard the event was very strange with the pre-show full of giggling women in strange outfits and such. Not very mainstream, but maybe it's a Korean thing and it's like how Sony bakes in some Japanese flavor for their Playstation events.

The phone has all the right specs for android. Large screen, lots of horsepower and memory and some punchline tech to make an upgrade worthwhile for other Android users.
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peterzhu2118

It would have been good for half a year ago, when the Butterfly was released. Now, there are many 1080p smartphones. Samsung will have a harder time now.
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Met

Including the 4.7" HTC One, therefore much higher PPI.
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groovechicken

Since it looks like it will be a while before I can get my hands on a Pebble, I really hope they announce that watch we saw leaked images of a few weeks ago with immediate availability. That would be a nice addition to the Note II so that I wouldn't have to take the beast out of my cargo pocket as often. :)
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marc

A couple of sites have speculated that the Galaxy Altius smart watch could be on stage tomorrow. And Samsung has used launch events to show off multiple products before; when they rolled out the Galaxy Note II, they also teased the Galaxy Camera (though that had already been announced). As a fellow Note II owner, I agree that something like the Altius makes a lot of sense given the steady growth in the girth of Samsung's phones. At least we won't have to wait too long to find out!
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groovechicken

I saw you taking pictures with your Note II from the platform at the live event Saturday and had to chuckle because only a fellow Note II owner can fully appreciate the awkwardness of that maneuver. :D
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