Galaxy Note 9 teasers prove Samsung can't stop throwing shade at Apple

After officially revealing the Galaxy Note 9 would be unveiled on August 9 (which is exactly two weeks from today), Samsung hasn’t done much to build buzz around the company’s “next big thing.”

But unless you’ve been living under a (remote) rock, and as long as you’re into Android powerhouses, you’re probably hyped up from all the recent leaks. Basically, we already know everything there is to know about the subtly refined, supercharged, juiced-up, and possibly overpriced Samsung Galaxy Note 9, not to mention its radically improved S Pen companion.

Battery life, storage space, and system speed are the focus of three new Unpacked event teasers, uploaded to Samsung’s official YouTube account earlier today. The short 30-second videos are not as obvious in their Apple-taunting efforts as the “Ingenius” series, but make no mistake, those are (disguised) iPhones being mocked for weak battery life, insufficient storage space, and sluggish performance.

The new ads certainly hit the mark in terms of entertainment value, also making a few decent enough points about the key weaknesses of some of the world’s most popular handsets. But ironically, arguably the best of the three clips could be easily turned around on Samsung.

“A lot” can definitely “change in a day”, and August 9 will most likely bring a Galaxy Note 9 with a massive 4,000 mAh battery. But why did we have to wait so long for a hefty, non-explosive cell on a large and relatively sleek Samsung flagship? Remember, the Note 8 packs a not-so-great 3,300 mAh battery.

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Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)



2. haruken

Posts: 307; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Just like Apple will mention Android at every conference and had an entire series of YouTube commercials earlier this year comparing and throwing shade. Stop with the hypocrisy.

15. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

They mention Android, not Samsung. Also, they dont spend millions of dollars on advertising to do it.

42. deleon629

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Why not spend the money? Apple’s technically paid for the ads with the billions generated in their provisions of iPhone components over the past 5-6 years, right? lol

3. toukale

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

It's easy to see why. Just the other day, this site reported on a report that showed the iPhone occupied 8 of the top 10 best selling devices for last quarter. That is an unbelievable accomplishment when you consider the iPhone sells at a higher price than anything else out there. It would make sense if the iPhone was one of the cheapest devices, but its not. Between that, and Apple dropping Qualcomm for their modem use in iPhones it makes sense why we are seeing all those ads attacking the iPhone. The problem for those guys, the average joe/jane do not care about specs.

7. peace247 unregistered

which site? most of the sites are running apple's (biggest company in the world) fake propaganda...

9. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Please watch "this" ad carefully. Thankyou


Posts: 443; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Of course they'll keep going at Apple. Apple has so many customers brainwashed into thinking their phone is far more superior when it actually isn't.

25. Tipus

Posts: 894; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Any iZombie will tell you, that iphone is greatest invention of all time, bar none. And the iOS is the second coming. :)) And these words are from an actual comments, i kid you not :))

32. theviolinist

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 03, 2018

Naah, it's far from the best invention of all time but it's still better than all that android crap.

5. Rigmaster

Posts: 234; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

If Apple played the same game, they'd run ads that poke at 1) lack of updates - really hard to keep an updated Sam-phone; 2) how many fewer phones Apple can make to make more $ than Samsung; 3) how soon will the Note 9 be on BOGO programs because they're really not going to be in demand - might even be a by a Note 9 get a S9/S9+ free deal. Samsung basically made Note 9 DOA with self-inflicted moves.

14. fyah_king unregistered

Pretty sure Apple has BOGO too at

20. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Actually Apple phones have gone on sale many times before. And Apple's updates tend to be on the buggy side.

33. theviolinist

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 03, 2018

Actually not as many times as samsung phones. you can basically get an s9 with a tv. enough said. not to mention the poor resale value of samsung phones...

37. cocoy

Posts: 463; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

I don't care about resale value coz I don't sell my old phone.

43. deleon629

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

They’d never do that because it would only direct the techies to ask, as a last line of defense, the billion-dollar question of why Apple is so co-dependent on Android OEMs for parts to keep their mobile industry afloat; and that’s without digging up old complaints about obsolescence and other bad press just on the cusp of back-to-school buying frenzy and pre-holiday orders

8. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

After seeing those ads carefully I noticed 2 things •The phone in the ad don't resemble like iPhone. •The UI of the phone don't resemble like iOS. So in easy words Samsung isn't taking any jabs at Apple. They are showing this ads in general as there rumours that Note 9 is gonna have 4000mAH battery capacity and base storage is going to be 128 GB. I don't get why author thinks that Samsung is taking jab specifically at Apple/titled the article as Samsung is throwing shades at Apple.

12. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Exactly There is nothing that points this to be at apple.

22. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

The phone resembles the Huawei Mate 10 while the UI reminds of Chinese OEM who takes inspiration with iOS design. I think the ads are targeting not only iPhones but also the Android OEMs specially Chinese vendors.

39. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

So, the ad targets in general and not only to iPhone.Thanks for proving my point

28. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I think you also miss 2 things.. •The title of this article is clickbait. •They wan't to start a war. (More arguing = More comments&replies = More page visit = More profit)

40. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Ya. PAs nerve got struck. Lmao

11. nikhil23

Posts: 472; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

so what? I still like these ads. That being said, I really like how Note9 is shaping up but I don't have enough reasons to upgrade. My S8+ is holding fine. I will probably upgrade to S10 or Note 10 unless Google comes up with a better design for Pixel 4. #NONOTCH #NOSMALLPHONES

44. deleon629

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Word is, OEMs totally jumped the gun with the 845 and beyond, hence the SD835 is still a top contender in terms of power/task management as opposed to the SD845; which was technically built for low-powering laptops. Word is, the 710 is actually better than the 845, yet hasn’t been marketed as the “latest and greatest” for its lack of hybrid desktop (i.e., Dex) versatility.

21. Ali888

Posts: 100; Member since: Apr 13, 2018

Wtf PhoneArena?

24. slvnofrr

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 27, 2015

To me the ads target every phone that don't have micro sd, big battery and it's slow, so if iPhone is one of them, ye it target iPhone too

45. deleon629

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

And there’s a LOT of them out in the wild, hiding under the guise of a pretty glass back and HD+ screen that’s just good enough to make YouTube vids and Instagra, pages look like Fourth of July while on display

26. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

These damn ads already stir up a lot of butt-hurt iFans. It's only Note 9. Wait till the S10, there will be stabbing and shooting going on I am guessing lol.

35. theviolinist

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 03, 2018

its gonna be a fail, just like the s9

36. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

The S9 was never failed. S9 was the best of Samsung S series and the Note 9 will be the best of Note series. People are holding to their older phone to save money. Android people are smart. They dont just throw money at them greedy company. You can't expect all these companies to sell phones like the way it used to anymore.

38. midan

Posts: 3016; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

S9 is big fail They are not holding their money, they are switching to another cheaper models from another OEM. You said it right they are smart, why would they pay very high price for Samsung device If they can get basicly same experience from some chinese companies almost half cheaper. Note 9 propably will have bad sales too.

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