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Samsung mocks the Pixel 3 XL and its notch on Twitter

By midian182 · 5 replies
Oct 12, 2018 at 8:08 AM
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  1. Hostilities started when the official 'Made by Google' account sent out a Tweet asking what people would like to know about the Pixel 3, though it used a Pixel 3 XL in the image. Replying to the post, Samsung Mobile US wrote, “You could land a plane on it.” While it didn’t say if this was a reference to the tall notch or the phone itself, it was likely referring to the cutout as Samsung’s Note 9 is bigger than Google’s new handset.

    Mentioning a plane is a bold move for a company whose explosive Note 7 phones were banned from aircraft, and there’s the fact that Samsung’s devices use Google’s Android OS, but those sorts of details never stop companies publicly dissing each other.

    Samsung’s US team made its thoughts on the notch perfectly clear a few tweets later, stating it was “Time to botch the notch.”

    When someone claimed Google copied many of its features from Samsung, it wrote that “Not everyone is born to lead.” With Samsung and Apple having spent years throwing copyright infringement lawsuits at each other, this is one area the company’s familiar with.

    The social team also highlighted the Pixel 3’s 4GB of RAM and lack of expandable storage in another Tweet.

    It seems that by targeting Google, Samsung is taking a break from tormenting its usual victim: Apple. The company has spent years mocking its closest rival, and poked fun at the iPhone X’s notch in an ad from last year.

    It could be telling that Samsung doesn’t call Google out on the Pixel 3’s absent headphone jack. Samsung is one of the few companies that still use the 3.5mm port, but a recent report claims it may be dropped next year, possibly in the Note 10. Could the firm eventually add a notch to its phones, too?

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  2. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 1,264   +1,365

    Social media mocking is so entertaining. Now, hopefully samsung doesnt backtrack on these in a few years like they did replaceable batteries.
     
    Reehahs likes this.
  3. gusticles41

    gusticles41 TS Guru Posts: 296   +308

    Mocking the company who's OS you use is an interesting tactic.
     
    Hexic likes this.
  4. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 547   +266

    I really enjoy all the social media trolling that samsung does, but I have 3 issue with my Galaxy note 9

    1) The samsung skins sucks. I just want to be able to import the pixel icon pack.
    2) Camera takes a bit more effort to take nice photos.
    3) The bixby button is garbage and I removed it from the device.
     
  5. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,576   +1,034

    Now Samsung has to keep these features or else they'll look like *****s, which is good.
     
  6. Bannhammer

    Bannhammer TS Enthusiast Posts: 26

    Samsung phones were banned on planes so bringing up the word plane by the company is "a bold move"? Really? Reaching are we?
     

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