LG shames Samsung over exploding Galaxy Note 7 phones
Unfortunately, it looks like even the Galaxy Note 7 replacement units that Samsung has started to deliver last month continue to have issues. It's unclear whether it's the new battery inside these phones or these case of smoking phones are simply bad luck.
Nevertheless, LG simply couldn't stay away and joined the Galaxy Note 7 saga with its own remarks. LG smartphone users living in India started to receive messages on their phones that mock Samsung.
Diwali is an ancient Indian festival celebrated in autumn or spring. This year, Diwali will take place on October 30, but LG has decided to start sending best wishes to its consumers three weeks earlier, and take a jab at Samsung in the process.
Here is the message that many Indian customers received in the last couple of days: “Heard the news of exploding products? At LG, our products go through multiple tests to ensure safety of our most valuable asset - YOU. Have a safe Diwali with LG.”
Motorola did a similar thing about two months ago, but the Lenovo-owned company posted a message on Twitter instead of being so intrusive as LG.
On a side note, one of the reasons that LG is running this aggressive campaign against Samsung might be the fact that the company plans to launch the V20 in India very soon. Still, it's a bit low for LG to send these messages to consumers wishing them a safe Diwali while shaming Samsung.
This story is part of:The explosive Galaxy Note 7 saga (140 updates)
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