Oh, Samsung… can’t we all just be friends?
The South Korean company has published yet another video that takes several jabs at Apple’s smartphones, while promoting their latest Galaxy product from start to finish.
Samsung is well known for making fun of its most bitter rival with playful and oftentimes funny ads, but this one hits iPhone users where it hurts most.
You can watch it here:
Titled “Moving On,” it begins with an iPhone 6 user having difficulty opening an app, which, of course, the Galaxy S9+ user has no trouble with. It’s followed by the same girl going through hassle after hassle while Galaxy S9+ owners come to her rescue. She eventually gives up and heads to an Apple store, only to realize that performance throttling is a thing now. A father and his son, both sporting notched haircuts, stare at her before she ends up with a Galaxy S9+ in her hands.
Nothing particular new here, but the odd move is Samsung choosing to compare its flagship Galaxy S9+ to Apple’s iPhone from 2014. That’s a four-year gap! Had Sammy chosen to use its Galaxy S5 from the same year instead, the playing field would’ve actually been fair.
We even see a disclaimer saying “Newer iPhones are currently available” at the start of the video, making us question why Samsung didn’t just use an iPhone X like it did before. Perhaps Samsung simply wanted to target those upgrading from much older phones?
Still, this isn’t as bad as what OnePlus recently did to both Apple and Samsung in another video ad. It makes us wonder how far these brands are willing to go in order to bring their competitors down. Only time — and more smartphone releases — will tell.
Xiaomi forays into personal grooming with a water resistant trimmer
A basic product that doesn’t disappoint
Xiaomi is known for its value-packed phones and accessories, but it is slowly making its mark in the lifestyle space as well. The brand sells almost any device imaginable, from umbrellas to toothbrushes, but they’ve been restricted to China so far.
But that’s slowly changing, and one of the first countries outside of China to benefit is India.
Today Xiaomi launched the Mi Beard Trimmer, marking its foray into the personal grooming space.
The Mi Beard Trimmer comes with two combs and a total of 40 length settings. This makes it suitable for every kind of beard style and gives the user more options to choose from. Xiaomi claims the blades are made of heavy-duty stainless steel and are self-sharpening in nature, meaning they remain sharp for an extended period of usage.
It can be used sans any wires thanks to a built-in battery but can work plugged in as well. Xiaomi says you get 10 minutes of use with just a five-minute charge. A full charge will deliver up to 90 minutes of usage on the go.
It’s also safe for shower use, with an IPX7 water resistance rating, it is designed to withstand submersion of up to 1 meter for 30 minutes.
The Mi Beard Trimmer is now available for pre-order and will start shipping from June 27 via Mi.com, Amazon, and Mi Homes. With a price tag of INR 1,199, it might just give Philips a run for its money.
A few weeks back, Xiaomi announced the availability of Mi LED Smart Bulb in India. The smartest thing about the bulb is that it comes with both, Amazon Alexa as well as Google Assistant support. It pairs with the Mi Home app that can also be used to control other Mi Home products.
This lady ‘made’ the first-ever Tesla pickup truck
It actually looks nice
Simone Giertz, a YouTuber and engineer, converted her Tesla Model 3 into a fully-functioning pickup truck. People have been anticipating the upcoming futuristic electric truck from Tesla but this lady has beaten Elon Musk to the punch…technically.
Giertz has always wanted a pickup truck and she likes Tesla vehicles as well. Not being able to wait for the official introduction of Musk’s truck, she decided to take matters into her own hands. Literally.
With the help of her friends, they stripped the Tesla Model 3 of its interior, tore the rear portion of the car, and loaded a truck bed on its back. An entertaining documentation is available on her channel and it shows the planning and actual process of turning a brand new Model 3 into what they now call Truckla — derived from “truck” and “Tesla”.
It’s even complete with its own promotional video set in the countryside complete with farm animals and Giertz whipping up a lasso. Pretty entertaining stuff.
Since it’s “available nowhere”, we still have to wait for Elon’s official Tesla truck. If you ask us, though, we wouldn’t mind having a compact version like Truckla if it had the capabilities of a truck in that sleek body.
Xiaomi confirms the Mi CC series, announces the meaning behind its name
Not just a selfie-centric lineup
Following Meitu’s acquisition and Redmi’s independence, Xiaomi announced the Mi CC series. It’s a new smartphone lineup dedicated towards selfies, aesthetics, and beauty. Through the Xiaomi x Meitu AI Aesthetics Lab, the Chinese company will combine advanced camera equipment and beauty technology.
Earlier this week, there were plenty of rumors that Xiaomi will introduce the Mi CC9 and Mi CC9e. The former is said to be the company’s first Meitu-branded smartphone aimed at the female market.
Codenamed “Little Fairy”, its design caters to women with its pearl finish and pink accents. In addition, the Mi CC9 looks similar to the ASUS ZenFone 6 with its motorized flip camera design, offering a 48-megapixel main camera, ultra-wide, and telephoto lenses.
On the flip side, the Mi CC9e looks similar to the Mi 9, retaining the company’s aesthetics. It’s powered by Snapdragon 712 and packed with 4,000mAh battery capable of 18W fast charging. Selfie-wise, the phone offers a 32-megapixel front camera. Moreover, it features a triple lens design on its back, carrying a 48-megapixel main camera with ultra-wide and telephoto units, too.
However, no smartphone was actually launched and instead, the company announces the name of its new lineup and the meaning behind.
CC stands for “Colorful & Creative”, while “9” signifies the company’s ninth year anniversary. It’s developed by the Chic & Cool 90, Xiaomi’s youngest development team comprised of art students.
Xiaomi is yet to reveal the launch dates for its new smartphones.
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