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HTC exec retweets image of a gold Samsung Galaxy S5 compared to a band-aid

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HTC exec retweets image of a gold Samsung Galaxy S5 compared to a band-aid

The fun continues over at the HTC camp after Samsung announced its new Galaxy S5 flagship at MWC 2014 in Barcelona. First, HTC’s official Twitter account posted an image suggesting that S5 owners would regret getting the Samsung handset after the All New HTC One is unveiled. And now we are seeing that HTC America president Jason Mackenzie retweeted an image that compares the gold Galaxy S5 to a band-aid. The image was originally tweeted by Joanna Stern, who is currently writing for The Wall Street Journal.

We'll
HTC exec retweets image of a gold Samsung Galaxy S5 compared to a band-aid
admit it: the S5’s perforated pattern that's found on its back case and the "copper gold" color do make it look like a giant band-aid. 

HTC also has gold versions of its One smartphones, but those certainly don’t look like band-aids.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will be released around the world starting April 11. Besides gold, other available colors will include “shimmery white”, “charcoal black,” and “electric blue.” 

Until the new smartphone hits shelves, here is all you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S5

source: Twitter (1), (2)

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posted on 25 Feb 2014, 03:57 57

1. phonepro (Posts: 22; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)


I actually find this one quite funny. Good one HTC!

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 04:12 28

13. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 489; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


MKBHD mentioned that as well

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 05:03 2

35. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


But this band-aid will still sell well. :)

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 05:09 9

40. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


Yes it will but I suspect it's not going to sell as well as Samsung thinks especially with the competition offering the same specs in better packaging.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 05:29 6

43. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


But it doesn't mean it's a good and stylish phone LOL!

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 06:35 3

59. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


@itsdeepak4u2000

Really numbers game again ?! Funny enough samsung is more than capable of designing a good looking phone and use decent materials...but why should they when there are plenty like u out there...40 million more exactly.
Being objective, on the spec side of things the phone is ok...but the looks...let's face it...ABOMINATION... I think that although not a lot different..even the s4 looks slightly better...and that says a lot. Anyway...u fanboys keep defending this sort of crap...I'm sure that will push samsung into actually making a decent phone not..

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 06:46 4

60. rd_nest (Posts: 1605; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


@giani : You think you're the only one intelligent here and rest all are morons.
Maybe there's a reason why HTC is as good as dead. Live with that.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 07:10 1

67. darkkjedii (Posts: 22019; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Actually HTC would have to live with that...not giani. IJS

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 07:21 1

69. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Yes, it's numbers game as Sammy is still no. 1. That's why HTC, LG, Sony, etc. are not doing that well. Personally I also don't like the design (I think you haven't seen my other comments regarding design in other article(s)) but see specs are good though and yes the S4 looks definitely better than S5. Huge disappointment for design. :)

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 10:36

85. wiiandds (Posts: 64; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


i like the new design, it look cool

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 08:04 2

78. Glim12808 (Posts: 394; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


The S4 did not sell as expected and I suspect the S5 will sell even less.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 13:26

90. Rager722 (Posts: 319; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


How much you want to bet it wont?

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 06:20 1

55. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Not sure which is funnier, the picture or your icon. Haha!

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 04:14 3

15. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


I neither love Samsung nor hate it, but seriously the gold version with dots looks like bandage........... Even Samsung kept it plane shiny or matte it will look good............

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 05:30

44. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


LOL like what I posted here http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-S5-hands-on-a-winning-formula-gets-refined_id52950 comment #56.. Wait I thought it was my idea! LOL

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 04:18 4

18. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


another one from HTC facebook wall http://i.imgur.com/GlCpVgj.jpg

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 04:19 2

20. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


another one from
Jason Mackenzie

http://i.imgur.com/pmDGdRd.png

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 04:30 8

24. FoneAddict (Posts: 259; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


lol it's open season on Samsung! Samsung have no one but themselves to blame, the S5 is an utter let down design wise!

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 05:21 2

42. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)


HTC is desperate

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 03:58 7

2. zachattack (Posts: 621; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


Haha! Wow... talking so much s**t HTC, really hope you end up backing it up with that weird ass dual camera set up. Samsungs phone might be ugly as sin but their camera looks great. It would be nice to have this and z2 on verizon, but if i had to choose i'd pick the z2 easy

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 05:07 1

39. Hyperreal (Posts: 258; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


Pain in ya a*s?

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 03:58 7

3. amats69 (Posts: 1465; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Lol...hilarious! So ladies will love galaxy s5....hahha

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 03:59 2

4. N3Z1droid (Posts: 89; Member since: 02 Jan 2014)


this will be another long war...

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 03:59 8

5. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


it's immature but really funny.
samsung should also post a shiny tin can once the fat htc the all new one gets released.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 04:00 12

6. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 275; Member since: 30 May 2013)


HAHAHA sickest joke in the phone world :D

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 04:01 12

7. alterecho (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


+1 @HTC

If Samsung wanted to create a camofalauge effect in their ad, they could have just placed it along with the rest of their phones (facing front).

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 04:02

8. Jazbec (Posts: 30; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


I actually see the similarity. Hopefully Samsung will design new covers and send them to S5 buyers free of charge ... That woul be the least Sammy could do for the heros that will buy the copy of a band-aids...

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 07:30

71. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


You can always buy a metal aftermarket cover.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 04:03 2

9. maherk (Posts: 4016; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I feel sorry for HTC, they are turning into what Nokia has turned into after being purchased by Windows. Instead of coming up with something new and letting their innovations do their talk, they take a cheap shot at their competitors using social media. Can htc remind us how many One max units they sold so far? More like 13 I guess.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 04:12 7

12. amats69 (Posts: 1465; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Lol you take this seriously? This is posted by somebody in the net and htc only retweeted it.hahaha..besides this is really funny, i can used it as stress removal..i have to save this picture.hahaha

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