Jay-Z drops his Apple iPhone for what we assume is a Samsung Galaxy S4

Jay-Z drops his Apple iPhone for what we assume is a Samsung Galaxy S4
We've seen celebrities change phones before, like Jennifer Lopez who switched from a BlackBerry to a Nokia Lumia 920. Jessica Alba dropped her Apple iPhone (not figuratively) for what would eventually be a Nokia Lumia 920. But neither starlet received $20 million smackers to change platforms like Jay-Z did. Are we really surprised? This guy can walk into a dung-filled landfill and walk out smelling like a rose...and with 30 endorsements.

The rapper as entrepreneur model started years ago with Sean Combs, but Jay-Z might do it even better. His deal with Samsung allows 1 million Galaxy device owners to download the new Magna Carta Holy Grail album 72 hours before it drops in stores.

Comparing a couple of tweets sent by Jay-Z, one from April before the deal was announced and the second one just days before the deal was announced, we can see that Jay-Z did indeed drop his Apple iPhone for an Android model. Which one? We'd guess that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is now the phone in Jay-Z's hand.

Jay-Z has dropped his Apple iPhone for an Android handset

Jay-Z has dropped his Apple iPhone for an Android handset


source: @alucci via AllThingsD

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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24 Comments

1. roldxx

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

so? lol

15. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

So? SO?! Don't you not understand what this means for Android?! This is the next huge step for Android and Samsung's technology and features!!! Duh!

18. roldxx

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

lol. so?

21. ashue

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 26, 2013

so, smart guy!!

2. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Slow news day...

3. FlushGordon unregistered

Well. ................................

13. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

............................you must be bored

4. Cellphonator12

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

This is out of control.

22. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

they pay him alot of money and he drop his other phone

5. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

Lol how can you guess the s4 out of all the android phones on the market right now...

6. mi55u unregistered

at least Samsung phone, its very obvious tho...

9. SkOne

Posts: 105; Member since: May 02, 2012

Because Jay-Z signed a $20,000,000.00 deal with Samsung?!?!?

7. hms2407

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

haha even jay-z thinks that the new innovative ios 7 is ugly....apple=fail

17. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Yes... of course THAT is the reason he switched. It didn't have anything to do with the $20 million dollar endorsement deal.

19. Cellphonator12

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

LOL, with $20 million I would go back using my 30 years old Walkie-Talkie if you ask me!

8. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Roc- a - fella records ...you mean Rockefeller records?

10. jibraihimi

Posts: 800; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Give me 20 million $, and I will even use Kin 1 or Kin 2............

16. Dadler22

Posts: 233; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

hahaha oh my god the kin! I forgot about that thing

11. dapsta

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Who is smarter, the chumps who pay companies for their products then spend all their time reading and have fanboy fights about them online, or the person the companies pays top dollar to use their products and not even formally announce it?

20. threeline

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

Way to call them out! People defend these companies on here like they own them.

12. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Nas will downgrade to an iPhone just to re-start his feud with Jay-Z.

14. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1148; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

My goodness, if this deal and it's marketing are done correctly this will make for incredible marketing for Samsung, Jay-Z is very influential, you just need to ask a few nightclubs how much of those Ace of Spades bottles they sell every weekend.

23. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Personally, I don't like jayz, but if Samsung feel they need to give him money, more power to them. But they were doing well without him so far. The saga begins... Antichrist meets far east.

24. DibelDibil

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

"I'm from where the hammer's rung, news cameras never come You and your man's hung in every verse in your rhyme Where the grams is slung, n****s vanish every summer Where the blue vans would come, we throw the work in the can and run Where the plans was to get funds and skate off the set"

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