Television ad for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is about a phablet-based relationship

On Friday, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was officially launched in many countries, including the U.S. and Canada. At the same time, Samsung released a television commercial for the latest version of its high-end phablet. The ad is all about watching the Galaxy Note 8, its Live Message feature, and the S Pen digital writing instrument help a burgeoning relationship grow. From the first Live Message sent by a girl to a guy sitting right across from her at a party, we see the two communicating back and forth using their Galaxy Note 8 handsets. As the commercial progresses, we can feel the bond between them growing stronger.

Finally, after a period of time passes, she finally gives in and writes him a Live Message that reads "I think I love you." She is on pins and needles as she awaits the response, and we know that you are too, now that you are emotionally invested in these two characters who seem to prefer communicating with Live Message rather than talking to each other.

We don't want to give away what happens next with this love story, but let's just say that it bodes well for other couples that have just one thing in common, which is the phone that they both use. Who would have thought that a whole relationship could blossom so quickly when two people share the love of a phablet. Maybe the same thing will happen to you!

The Live Message feature allows a Galaxy Note 8 user to create a message or a drawing, convert it to an animated gif, and send it to others via email, social media or text. Send the right Live Message to the right person, and you might find your soul mate! See how this might work for you by tapping on the video at the top of the story.

source: Samsung

Related phones

Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)



1. Phonehex

Posts: 764; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Note 8 has been amazing so far. Even FPS position i got used to it fairly quickly.

24. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

BTW there are many amazing functions S-Pen have, except of jotting and art. Once you get to know them, no other phone is good enough, or compare to Note, no matter what. Note 8 is in different category than Notch X , GS8,... and such.

31. izim1

Posts: 1599; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

If it's that good, then get it before China kills it like it killed the note7 by making false explosion claims. China wont allow a phone so good it can't copy, right klingon?

2. Avieshek unregistered

They touted about big screens Apple got them. They tout again about styluses, Apple will get them too.

3. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

They've got Apple pencil. And iPhone is optimized for fingers. Galaxy note series' intention is very productive.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31102; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple Pencil doesn't work with iPhones. Stupid of Apple, to not allow it to work with its biggest seller.

34. tedkord

Posts: 17362; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Isn't the pencil kind of large, and nowhere to store it? I don't think it'd get much use, anyway. Now, not allowing the LTE Watch to send/receive SMS/MMS standalone is baffling stupid.

47. darkkjedii

Posts: 31102; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

True words.

4. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

What big screen? 5.8in is not a big

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

What you saying, man? 5.8 inches is big enough to be called phablet.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Yeah anything above 5.5 inches. I remember when the Nexus 6 came out, 5.9 inches and some people were complaining that it was too big. Mind you, in reality it wasn't that much taller than the iPhone Plus phones.

14. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

What? So the first Note 1 is not a "fablet". Right? It's "only" 5.3". Same about the first "fablet" : Dell Streak 4.99". LOL .

25. srgonu

Posts: 554; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Phablet definition is based on overall dimension of the device not just the screen. Now 5.8 inch iPhone X is only as big as 4.7 inch iPhone 8.

35. tedkord

Posts: 17362; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, phablet is defined by the display size.

40. izim1

Posts: 1599; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

No it isnt. The new flagships have screens bigger than the original note did. No one is calling the s8 a phablet. Dont be dumb, man. The s4 and HTC one had screens .1 inch smaller than the dell streak, which was known as a phablet. Would you call an s4 a phablet, too?

41. tedkord

Posts: 17362; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And, they're phablets. Phablet today is accepted as a device with a 5.3" or larger display.

48. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Correction: tedkord's definition of a phablet is anything bigger than 5.3 inches. The Galaxy S8 is not a phablet, it has a 5.8" display. The definition hs changed a lot since the screen to body ratio has changed a lot. The iPhone X is not a phablet, it's even more hampered by the fact that its corners are extremely rounded off plus it's lacking a huge flat spot on the top.

43. Tythas

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

I'm surprised they didn't pair Apple Pencil with the iPhone 8 Plus/10 to take advantage of its screen size tbh

6. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Sure can't wait to get mine. B&H Photos still hasn't listed the international 256GB Exynos version, now, looking for other means to get it with a warranty.

8. rdvn26

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 04, 2017

Good but new a11 will crash it

17. cmdacos

Posts: 4220; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

How will an average user know the difference?

9. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Nice add.

11. AxelFoley unregistered

The couple should have sent each other animojis or their heartbeats.

12. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Send a s**t face to each other?

13. path45th

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Compared to the new iPhones the Note is old technology. Check out A11's performance. It's a Bionic Neural death for the Note.

15. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Good sarcasm.:) BTW we will believe that A11 is powerful, if it could just boot the Note 8.

49. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

There are also good indications that Samsung is selling Apple last year's display technology in the iPhone X. The maximum brightness on the iPHone X is similar to what the Galaxy S7 achieves, much, much less than what you can get on the S8 or Note 8. It's clearly Apple who are still stuck on old technology. Though, don't worry, iAnandtech will of course tweak their display tests to favour Apple's displays like they've always done. Just to make iDevice owners believe they're actually paying extra for something other than the painted on logo.

16. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

You can't even multitask with A11on iOS lol

18. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Can't even do several ancient and extremely basic tasks dumb phones were capable of despite all that horse power...

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