Samsung Premiere 2013: Galaxy & ATIV London Launch, Live Blogby Anand Lal Shimpi on June 20, 2013 1:54 PM EST
02:59PM EDT - I think we're done with the live blog though! Now off to hands on time!
02:58PM EDT - Live entertainment
02:58PM EDT - "One more huge surprise to announce"
02:58PM EDT - HomeSync Lite, turns device into a home server/personal cloud
02:57PM EDT - Samsung SoundAlive 2.2 channel?
02:57PM EDT - quad-core CPU
02:57PM EDT - Premium metal frame though?
02:57PM EDT - Design inspired by the SGS4
02:56PM EDT - ATIV One 5 Style - all-in-one
02:56PM EDT - Book 9 Lite comes in Marble White, Ash Black and Wine Red
02:56PM EDT - Hmm quad-core? This thing has to be Kabini based
02:56PM EDT - quad-core CPU, 16.9mm thin, 1.44kg
02:56PM EDT - ATIV Book 9 Lite
02:55PM EDT - You can operate your SGS smartphone screen via your notebook
02:55PM EDT - Samsung Side Sync, lets you move content between your Samsung smartphone and ATIV Book 9 Plus
02:55PM EDT - yep this is running Windows 8.1, note the start button in their screen shots
02:54PM EDT - qHD+ 3200 x 1800 touch screen display
02:54PM EDT - 4 hours more battery life than the previous model
02:54PM EDT - 13.6mm thin and 1.39kg for the ATIV Book 9 Plus, 12 hours of battery life
02:54PM EDT - ATIV Book 9 Plus is next
02:54PM EDT - No word on what's inside the ATIV Tab 3, CloverTrail+? Too early for Bay Trail
02:53PM EDT - And features an S Pen as well
02:53PM EDT - ...for free
02:53PM EDT - Comes with Office 2013
02:52PM EDT - 8.5 hours of battery life
02:51PM EDT - Running full Windows 8
02:51PM EDT - 10.1-inch display
02:51PM EDT - 8.2mm thin, 550g
02:50PM EDT - Now on to the ATIV Tab 3
02:49PM EDT - Chassis made out of magnesium
02:49PM EDT - 13.9mm thin, 1.29 kg
02:48PM EDT - The ATIV Q also features an S Pen
02:48PM EDT - Display can lift up and away revealing an integrated physical keyboard
02:47PM EDT - Up to 9 hours of battery life
02:47PM EDT - Intel Haswell CPU
02:46PM EDT - You can pin Android apps to the Windows 8 start screen
02:46PM EDT - Button on the front switches between Android and Windows 8
02:45PM EDT - 178-degree viewing angle
02:45PM EDT - "So bright you can use it in very bright sunlight"
02:44PM EDT - 275 PPI
02:44PM EDT - This thing has to run Windows 8.1
02:43PM EDT - qHD+ 3200 x 1800!
02:43PM EDT - 13.3" display
02:42PM EDT - Looks like a modern take on ASUS' Eee Pad Slider
02:42PM EDT - Starting with the convertible ATIV Q
02:41PM EDT - Family: Tab 3, Book 9, One 5, Q - tablet, notebook, all-in-one, hybrid convertible
02:41PM EDT - ATIV is to Windows as Galaxy is to Android
02:41PM EDT - Talking about the ATIV family first
02:38PM EDT - Head of European ATIV Marketing, Patrick Povel taking the stage
02:37PM EDT - Done with the Galaxy announcements, off to ATIV now
02:36PM EDT - Now showing off smart mode, auto presets
02:36PM EDT - "Separate ISP"
02:36PM EDT - 1.6GHz quad-core
02:35PM EDT - 4.8" HD TFT LCD display
02:34PM EDT - Running Android 4.2.2
02:34PM EDT - 1/6000 max shutter speed
02:34PM EDT - NX300's Hybrid AF is present in Galaxy NX
02:34PM EDT - 20.3MP APS-C sensor
02:33PM EDT - Fully compatible with other Samsung NX camera lenses
02:32PM EDT - "Features you'd expect from a high-end mirrorless camera and the power of Android"
02:32PM EDT - "Taking the notion of connected camera to a whole new level"
02:31PM EDT - Galaxy NX introduction time
02:30PM EDT - Smart mode suggest - automatically chooses from 12 smart modes, and gives you the best one based on the shooting situation you're in
02:29PM EDT - "25 smart modes to choose from"
02:29PM EDT - Spin a ring around the lens that fires up a set of quick launch shortcuts
02:28PM EDT - Spin the ring, take a picture, hit send and it'll go directly to the person you're talking to
02:28PM EDT - Can take photos while in the middle of a call
02:28PM EDT - Now onto Software features: In-call photo share
02:27PM EDT - Available in white frost or black mist
02:27PM EDT - 16MP sensor, xenon flash
02:26PM EDT - Now showing off OIS working on the SGS4 Zoom
02:25PM EDT - "better glass for better pictures"
02:25PM EDT - "Officially the SGS4 zoom is the only smartphone in the world with a 10x optical zoom"
02:24PM EDT - Now on to the SGS4 zoom
02:24PM EDT - It's a pretty cool phone for those really worried about dropping their phone in water
02:22PM EDT - Pulled the phone out of the water, now they're taking a photo of us with it
02:22PM EDT - But you can use the volume rocker as a camera button
02:22PM EDT - Touch screen doesn't work under water
02:21PM EDT - Just dropped it in water
02:21PM EDT - Now they're about to test the SGS4 Active
02:20PM EDT - From Brian's launch post on the SGS4 Active: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7031/samsung-makes-galaxy-s-4-active-official-ip67-and-ruggedized
02:20PM EDT - "The SGS4 Active includes an IP67 rating, which means it's fully sealed against dust (first digit 6 connotes a completely dust sealed design), and submergible up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes (second digit 7)"
02:20PM EDT - IP67 certified
02:19PM EDT - Now comes the SGS4 Active, Brian was pretty excited about this one
02:19PM EDT - dual-core 1.7GHz, 1900mAh battery, 8MP camera, 1.9MP front facing camera
02:18PM EDT - Recapping the SGS4 mini: 4.3" qHD Super AMOLED
02:18PM EDT - Starting with the SGS4 mini
02:17PM EDT - First time the new SGS4 derivatives are making an actual appearance
02:16PM EDT - Blue arctic, purple mirage, red aurora, brown autumn, pink twilight
02:16PM EDT - Five new colors on the SGS4
02:15PM EDT - Samsung loves popup books apparently
02:15PM EDT - Setting the scene with a short video
02:14PM EDT - VP of European telecom operations at Samsung, Jean-Daniel Ayme
02:14PM EDT - Now onto product demos
02:13PM EDT - Samsung Galaxy NX, world's first interchangeable camera with LTE camera and powered by Android
02:12PM EDT - ATIV Book 9 Lite, lower cost
02:12PM EDT - Notebook PC line gets updates too: ATIV Book 9 Plus
02:11PM EDT - "World's thinnest Windows based tablet"
02:11PM EDT - ATIV Tab 3
02:11PM EDT - Features an integrated keyboard
02:11PM EDT - Supports both Windows and Android
02:11PM EDT - ATIV Q
02:10PM EDT - Today announcing two new ATIV tablets
02:10PM EDT - "Galaxy S 4 range is now complete"
02:08PM EDT - Now talking about SGS4 Active, mini and zoom
02:08PM EDT - Tonight we will show you how you can bring our customers a wide variety of choices
02:08PM EDT - Now thanking all of his customers for supporting the Galaxy S 4
02:07PM EDT - "Sincerely appreciate the attention the world has given the SGS4"
02:07PM EDT - SGS4 feedback has been "very rewarding and encouraging"
02:06PM EDT - Recapping Galaxy S 4 launch now
02:06PM EDT - er DJ Lee
02:06PM EDT - DR Lee, President and head of sales and marketing at Samsung IT/Mobile Comms division just took the stage
02:05PM EDT - some "seriously cool" surprises
02:05PM EDT - "Things will be popping up throughout this evening"
02:05PM EDT - "Pop-up theme to this event"
02:04PM EDT - There's a video playing, talking about Samsung's focus on improving our lives using their technology
02:03PM EDT - We're starting!
01:59PM EDT - The show is about to start!