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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: JK Shin, President and Head of IT and mobile communication division of Samsung introduces the Samsung Galaxy S IV, March 14, 2013 in New York City. Samsung, the world's largest handset maker, revealed their successor to the Galaxy S III. The Galaxy S IV features a five-inch 1080p screen, a 1.9GHz quad-core processor, a 13-megapixel rear camera and ships with the latest Android version, Jelly Bean.  (Credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 14: JK Shin, President and Head of IT and mobile communication division of Samsung introduces the Samsung Galaxy S IV, March 14, 2013 in New York City. Samsung, the world’s largest handset maker, revealed their successor to the Galaxy S III. The Galaxy S IV features a five-inch 1080p screen, a 1.9GHz quad-core processor, a 13-megapixel rear camera and ships with the latest Android version, Jelly Bean. (Credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

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By Ian Bush

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Samsung took over Radio City Music Hall last night to show off the newest version of its best-selling Galaxy smartphone, the S IV. It’s expected out at the end of next month.

The true star of this show at times took backstage to the live orchestra, actors, and skits — even a tap-dancing routine.

“The screen is now a full five inches. This is a full HD, Super AMOLED screen,” that Samsung says works even with gloves on.

A 13-megapixel rear camera joins a lower-resolution lens in the front.

“With the Galaxy S IV, Patrick can shoot video with both at the same time. He can capture the scene he’s looking at while also inserting himself in it.”

People check out Samsung's new Galaxy S4 during its unveiling on March 14, 2013 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.  The slim, feature-rich Galaxy S4 was introduced as Samsung's  new champion in the fiercely competitive smartphone arena, scheduled to roll out in 155 countries in late April.   AFP PHOTO / Don EMMERT        (Credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

People check out Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 during its unveiling on March 14, 2013 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. (Credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

In photos, too — though it’s not seamless. The one taking the picture or video floats in a bubble next to the main subject.

“Oh, I want to talk about the Samsung Smartscroll and Smartpause,” which stops a video while you’re looking away. Tilting the S IV slightly will scroll a web page or email without you touching the screen.

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