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Liveblog: Samsung Galaxy Premiere event

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Liveblog: Samsung Galaxy Premiere event
It's tablet day today! Or at least, that's what we can make of Samsung invitation for its Galaxy Premiere event, which is going to take place today in NYC. Long story short, the invite features the tagline "Tab into color," which leads us to believe that the manufacturer is going to unveil its expected line of AMOLED-powered tablets.

So, for those who have missed the news, Galaxy Tab S is expected to be a premium line of tablets, with its main differentiating feature being Samsung's signature AMOLED displays, instead of LCD. Holding your breath for the Galaxy F smartphone? Well, we wouldn't, if we were you - chances are pretty slim, to say the least, but we guess nothing is impossible.

Stay with us as we flood you with up-to-the-minute updates in our liveblog, which can be found below!

Event start time: 4 PM PT | 5 PM MT | 6 PM CT | 7 PM ET | 11 PM GMT | 1AM CET

Live event tracker

18:58That's a wrap folks. Hope you enjoyed. Check the site out for our hands on. John V out!
18:56Not surprisingly, the Tab S line directly competes with Apple's iPad line. Pricing and specs seem almost similar.
18:55US: Both available in July. 8.4 inch will sell for $400, 10.5 for $500. LTE models will come later.
18:54Galaxy Tab S will feature the same finger print sensor in the S5. Tablet also has a multiuser mode as well. Up to 8 users.
18:51You can connect to a PC with its remote PC feature.
18:50At the same time, you can even transfer files, photos, and more between the two with SideSync.
18:48It's called SideSync, which works with the Galaxy S5. Essentially, you get a virtual Galaxy S5 on the tab S interface.
18:47You can have voice calls through the tab S, when it's connected to a Galaxy phone.
18:46Next topic : connectivity.
18:45Samsung will also offer a plethora of accessories, like case and keyboards.
18:45Titanium bronze and dazzling white colors are available.
18:44Tab S definitely shares some of the design characteristics of the Galaxy S5.
18:436.6mm thickness, which is like 5 stacked credit cards. It's actually incredibly thin. At the same time, light weight.
18:41Samsung is hoping that its music streaming service, Milk, will hopefully garner users with the Galaxy S Tab line.
18:3990 day free trial of Google Music play will be available with the Galaxy Tab S.
18:37And oh yeah, Samsung products will appear in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron movie.
18:37Marvel, yet another partner who will deliver content specifically optimized for Galaxy users.
18:33Another collaboration is with National Geographic.
18:30Conde Nast collaboration with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S family.
18:29Papergarden is a magazine app optimized to fit the 16:10 apect ratio of the Tab S devices.
18:28Content home is a new UI element with the homescreen that aggregates a variety of different content.
18:2711+ hours with video playback at 1080p. 7,900 mAh battery in the 10.5 inch model and 4,700 mAh in the 8.4
18:22Super AMOLED has 100 times the contrast ratio over standard LCD panels. Therefore, blacks are deeper and more detail is exposed.
18:19Wider color range, deep contrast, adaptive display, and outdoor visibility consist the strengths of the Super AMOLED display.
18:19Conventional LCD versus Samsung Super AMOLED
18:18Lots of talk about the richness of the AMOLED panel: high contrast, beautiful colors, and great viewing angles.
18:162560 x 1600 Super AMOLED display, thinnest tablet, lots of connectivity, and security like a fingerprint sensor
18:16"Samsung Galaxy Tab S is our best tablet line yet." The display is what's most pronounced here.
18:14Michael abaray is now on stage talking further about the features
18:13SideSync feature allows the tablets to interact with samsung smartphones so you can get phone calls & send texts on the tablet.
18:13Not surprisingly, there's a kid mode with the experience.
18:09Hello Samsung Galaxy Tab S family! Super Amoled display in tow. "it's simply beautiful, like jewelry."
18:05"People Inspired Innovation." The words splashed on the screen as Lee is expanding about the growth of Sammy's tablet line.
18:04DJ Lee is now on stage along with Ryan.
18:02Samsung MC, senior director, Ryan Bidan is out on stage. Big round of applause from the crowd.
18:01And we are starting folks! Quick video presentation first thing.
17:55PA announcement just came on saying that the show is about to begin. We're almost there people. Packed house too!
17:40Alright folks, we are finally in our seat.

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posted on 12 Jun 2014, 17:13

1. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

I'm sooooooo glad you guys are "Test'ing", everytime I rely on one 9f your "Live Blogs" I wind up getting the story two days later. Counting down .... 47 minutes to go.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 17:35

2. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


posted on 12 Jun 2014, 17:58

3. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)

Finish watchin ma match...Brazil won...of course.

Time for this...any second now 0_0

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 18:01

4. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

Oh yaaay, the time hath come.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 18:04

5. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

John, the video please?

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 18:07 1

6. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


posted on 12 Jun 2014, 18:40

7. salaal (Posts: 109; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)

S5 mini please!

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 18:59 1

8. Gamas_K (Posts: 71; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)

No new phones? Really?

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