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The event officially kicks off at 7 p.m. EDT. That's 4 p.m. on the left coast, and 11 p.m. in the UK. Bookmark this page. Leave it open. E-mail it to your friends and family. 

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Live from Samsung Unpacked 2013 in New York City

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I believe that was intentional. If you look at a map, the West Coast is on your left hand side. I don't know about you, I am giving them the benefit of the doubt.

Man this much hype for a launch event... those leaks HAVE to be fake. No way Samsung would hype up this event so much if the leaked device is real.

To be honest i want it them to all be fake because quite frankly i am not impressed with the look of the phone. Personally i thought the s3 looked terrible, and it seems this one is headed in the same direction. I did see one concept rendering that i thought looked really nice, then i saw the leak photos and was very dissapointed.

heres to hoping your right

i agree but disagree..

the s3 design isn't bad... minus the plastic back and cut out that home button and we have a great phone...

but no matter, i want something new... like htc... they did something new... they stepped away from their normal design constraints and moved in a bit of a diff direction... they put a beautiful suit on it (metal back)... then they gave it some interesting eyes (cam)... and after that, they give it a mouth thats louder than most (if not all) phones today (speaker)....

so im hoping samsung will do the same and try something bolder...

there is a 16gb, 32gb, 64gb verizon Galaxy S4 for sale on Ebay- and the pics they use look nothing like the leaked videos- these photos show a thinner less rounded body, with what looks to be a 3d camera set up on the back, no home button on the front- i like the way that looks more than the leaked photos- doubtful though that the photos on ebay are real though...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SAMSUNG-GALAXY-S4-SCH-I545-16GB-VERIZON-WHITE-/1...

there are other listings using the leaked photos also

No it's only a 4 hour difference now with daylight savings time, their clocks dont change until the end of the month. 11PM IS correct.

I have to point out that Radio City Music Hall is in Rockefeller Center, not Times Square. Just sayin'.

I for one believes that the leaks were real and I do remember Samsung saying a few weeks ago that the GS4 is not really about hardware but about software, so this will be the first device besides Nexus to be released str8 out the box with 4.2 plus better camera, processor,more stable touchwiz, eye scroll and so on. They still believe they can give HTC One a run for their money just with their marketing campaign alone. So my idea is if you already have the GS3 there is no need to upgrade to the GS4 and actually I think I would rather have the HTC One but then again they are very slow with their updates and lockable bootloader has me thinking twice even I though would root both devices in a heartbeat lol

Probably won't happen, but I wish they'd do away with the Super AMOLED screens. I can't get over that color saturation. But I know many people love it so I'm sure it'll be on the GS4. :/

Lets face it ,if this is just an S3 with a 1080P screen, Exynos Octa and a tighter body it would still be the best phone on the market. Whatever HTC were smoking when they came up with the One i don't know and the XPeria Z is rather average.

WTF!! Is Samsung pulling and Apple and releasing an S device. Give me a break. HTC One here I come!

Can't watch another minute of this. Horrible and not funny. I hope the phone is much better than the unpacked show. Who came up with this garbage?

I think the htc one bends this thing over its knee. It's too bad htc's marketing muscle can't take samsung on.

*THUMP* ....*SCREECHING FEEDBACK*...*NO APPLAUSE* *WALKS OFF STAGE*

HAHAHA!!! LMBO!!!!!!!!! You have me in tears right now!!

Watched it live streaming. That has to be one of the goofiest things I have seen, ever! Take 15 min of content and stretch it out horribly.

LOL, I was thinking the exact same thing. That presentation was the worst! HTC One for me... S4 is one huge gimmick.

They had this whole cool thing going with the S3 and Note 2 campaigns, and then they went "Chicago" with the S4.

Not impressed! Now we wait for the next big thing.... Hopefully the XPhone has more to bring to the table.

Samsung pulled an Apple. iPhone4 to an iPhone4s. Their probably gonna get sued now.