The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 guest-stars in Ariana Grande’s new music video for Focus

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 guest-stars in Ariana Grande’s new music video for Focus
In South Korea, Samsung is everywhere — you wake up in your Samsung bed, shower in your Samsung bathroom, go to the doctor's at the Samsung hospital, eat at the Samsung restaurant... you get where we're going with this. For better or worse, Samsung hasn't cast a shadow this long over the rest of the world, but it is carving a spot for itself in increasingly surprising places, such as starlet Ariana Grande's video for her new single, 'Focus'.

Although you'll be keeping your eyes on the singer for the duration of the video, the Galaxy Note 5's presence is impossible to miss. Sammy's King Phablet shows up in her hands no later than two seconds in, and what can we say, the phone is definitely dressed for the occasion with its sharp metallic looks! Ariana is in full swing too, writing notes with the S-Pen and showing off that cool trick that lets you write things on its screen without unlocking the phone. A match made in heaven, indeed!

For all we know, the Note 5 is bound to make more than a few appearances like this in the coming weeks. Samsung reportedly paid $25 million to play a part in Rihanna's upcoming new album and tour! It may seem like a hefty investment, but $25 mil will probably pale in comparison with the wads of cash generated by Riri's album and ticket sales. Hopefully, the fans who see Samsung's logo and products featured in her upcoming shows will convert to more sales of the Koreans' high-end Android tablet.

The video to 'Focus' is available for your aural pleasure below.

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Galaxy Note 5
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(22h 3G talk time)

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29 Comments

1. Takeharu

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Must be a slow day

21. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Yeah, Sammy.... They rip off consumers and give all the money to some stupid self claimed artists. The best thing is that Sammy declares this as "RnD costs" among all their expenses oppressing the union, bribing people, etc. And the funniest thing is that the SheepDroids fall for it.

22. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Howmany times would you like to get banned, Mr Buster? Stop your sarcastic comments, you sound like all you do is trolling. *crap*

28. sissy246

Posts: 6959; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Hay Bobbybuster you have that so wrong. It is apple ripping off people. They are over charging you dump isheep for what you get. But I will say, at least they are up to 2012 in spec's now.

2. Kumar123 unregistered

This song is boring, stupid and ugly. Just like the phone it featured.

4. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Agreed for the song, but not for the phone...

5. tedkord

Posts: 17093; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Best large smartphone on the market, bar none. By a large margin, too.

16. chenski

Posts: 738; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

The next android phone i switch to will be better than samsung's best

17. tedkord

Posts: 17093; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Then you'll have to wait for something new to be released.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Best large, smart, or any other phone for that matter. To me, nothing even competes with it. +1

8. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

I don't like Ariana song. I like Taylor more.

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

they both suck.

25. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Not at all. Some of her song I don't like than I don't buy by album. I play the song first and if I like it than I purchased. It because in 1 album only 3-4 songs is good.

9. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Let me guess you are from india and cant afford a note 5?!

15. legiloca

Posts: 1674; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Indians most of the time hate things that they can't understand or can't afford. Imo

23. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

aba refered to the singer, not the phone! so what's your issue with Indians who can't afford a pricey phone? *sigh*

26. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Exactly.

29. OneMinusOne

Posts: 3; Member since: May 11, 2015

Indians buy these phones unlocked at much higher price than US. dont talk crap if you don't know a thing.

3. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

You guys are so late with this story & Rihanna's... Gotta be a slow day.

6. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

the thing is why is it important for Phone Arena to post this and sooner or later everyone will be talking about it. See these people want to make money off of people for everyday browsing and we just refuse to see that once a blue im on that website this post makes no sense.

7. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I don't think the 25 million is worth it these days. It would be probably better used elsewhere. When you are on the rise and upswing marketing does wonders, but when you are on a downswing it's better used elsewhere imo.

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I would have offered $500,000 and that's it. But its nearly free advertising. Out of the 25M, she probably got 1/2 if that or any ant all. Watching stars if that si what you want to call them, use a branded device; doesn't entice me to want to buy it. But if it is the first time I have seen it, I may just go check it out at best. Which could be a good thing I guess. If Samsung recoups the 25M+ then I guess it is money well spent.

24. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Just a huge waste of cash!!

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I recall all the years we say Apple products being used in commercials, movies, videos and TV shows. Then Microsoft got into the game with the Surface which I first saw being used in Agents of Shield. But lately I've seen Samsung devices pop up in unexpected places. Like the latest Flash where they all use Samsung devices. Jurassic World they all were using Samsung products including the original Gear. Even though many commercials have blocked out the Samsung name, you can see the distinct shape of them using the S4 and S5 models in lots of commercials. I would like to see Samsung in more media outlets like that and not let it just be one brand. Pick others too. Sony and LG would be nice to see too.

13. dirkadirkamurica

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 26, 2015

She sucks.

14. jibraihimi

Posts: 800; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

This was the phone i was waiting for, since last year....and then samsung killed it for me by omitting the features which used to distinguis this phn from Apple, sd card, removable battery, and infrared sensor..... :(

18. tedkord

Posts: 17093; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's still distinguished from the iPhone: better display, S-pen, multi screen, more flexibility...

27. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Better display - Yes -but who use there phone in 100% brightness S-Pen - Yes -extra features only but I don't see Note 5 user using S-Pen Multi Screen - Yes -extra features only and I don't see Note 5 user using Multi Screen More Flexibility -I don't know because I think iPhone can do flexibility also in some ways.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dick move Samsung, but still the best ever.

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