Samsung mocks Google Pixel 3 XL notch on Twitter, pointing out 'not everyone is born to lead'

Samsung mocks Google Pixel 3 XL notch on Twitter, pointing out 'not everyone is born to lead'
If you’re not following the official Twitter account of Samsung Mobile’s US branch, you may want to start doing that and check the replies for some scathing remarks about the competition.

Of course, this is a company that’s been getting attention for years with publicity stunts deriding Apple for various divisive design decisions and a general lack of innovation, so it’s hardly surprising to see it throw jabs at Google in the wake of the Pixel 3 and 3 XL announcement.

If anything, we’re surprised Samsung wasn’t more vocal about its animosity towards the universally scorned Pixel 3 XL. Still, the world’s largest smartphone vendor took the time to hilariously point out “you could land a plane on it”, although it’s not entirely clear if that was meant as a dig at the Pixel 3 XL notch or the gargantuan phone on the whole.

We’re guessing the former, as the Galaxy Note 9 is actually taller, thicker, and roughly as wide as Google’s newest jumbo-sized handset. Besides, Samsung’s dislike of the notch has been repeatedly (and hilariously) highlighted in a number of ads aimed at mocking Apple.

But the company didn’t stop at just one snappy wisecrack, also hinting that Google is not “born to lead” (ouch), while promising to “botch the notch.” Harsh Google taunts aside, one could interpret that as a sign of things to come. Or rather things not to come.

It looks like notch haters can rely on at least one company to continue designing stellar flagship phones with razor-thin bezels and no unnecessary compromises.

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Pixel 3 XL
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64GB
  • Battery 3430 mAh

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53 Comments

4. Jrod99

Posts: 781; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

They will never do the notch or remove the head phone jack either.

5. raky_b

Posts: 440; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Yes, yes...One+ also mocked others for notch, for audio jack,price and some other things...and they have followed afterwards. I think Samsung will too...as they did before, following Apple on many occasions

30. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

This comment! ++++++++++ Finally there is someone who makes sense :-)

75. tuminatr

Posts: 1175; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

All the companies follow trends Apple makes larger phones because of Samsung's success with the Note series

6. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Htc,Sony,Razer,Motorola dont have notch flagship phones too but only without a headphone jack while LG flaghsip phone have a notch with a headphone jack and Nokia flaghsip don't have a 18:9 display ratio with a SD845 chipset.Chinese Companies flagship,sub-flagship phones full of iphone internally and external design copy cat.Samsung will join the bandwagon too soon on Note 10 or S11 onwards while avoiding the notch trend but omitting 3.5 jack for wireless future workspace.Funny thing is Pixel 3xl dont have a 3.5 jack and notch on top but only 1 benefit over competitors is 3 years of OS updates and security updates while all there previous pixel without the 3.5 jack have the same benefit except of pixel 1 gen series. Samsung is right is Scroogle is not born to lead as they following every apple moves but with only advantage they have their own OS unlike other companies which involve in different creation of phones components.Sure Msft could join in smartphones markets but rest is history as you know.

10. Cat97

Posts: 2021; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

It's incredible how the optical illusion of the notch fools people's minds. Instead of seeing the notch as the remaining part of the top bezel which was protracted up for more real screen estate, people's brains see the notch as a protrusion into the display, which couldn't be more false. Until no-bezel phones are available, a notch is much more useful than a useless black bar at the top. Samsung's phones do not have 'razor thin' bezels considering today's standards, they are just ancient remnants of the smartphone's past, their thinner but still thick bezels are a bandaid, not a solution. However, Google Pixel 3XL's notch is just atrocious, it's like Google is forcing you to like an ugly phone, not to mention the even uglier colors available.

11. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Google are leaders in software, something that Samsung is still relying on Google for that. Samsung should fully utilize Tizen in their smartphones before they troll Google.

15. Panzer

Posts: 283; Member since: May 13, 2016

Most of the new features on stock Android were implemented on Samsung devices. You can take stock Android and shove it. I think they finally fixed the bluetooth issues that have been going for years. Pretty sad when your Android Wear watch works perfectly with a S8 but it screws up phone calls when connected to a Pixel 2 XL. Samsung has pushed Android software and hardware and should be given credit.

18. jmill75

Posts: 127; Member since: Jul 22, 2009

You do realize without Google there would be no galaxy phones correct. You do realize Google creates the wonderful base that Samsung then utilizes for their own....Jeesh

26. Panzer

Posts: 283; Member since: May 13, 2016

And you do realize if there was not a Linux kernel there would be no Android. This is the nature of open source the community contributes to it. Google did not write every line of code from scratch.

36. jmill75

Posts: 127; Member since: Jul 22, 2009

What does Linux have to do with Google creating an Android version that Samsung uses. Samsung does not create there own fork of Android, they use Googles. facepalm

61. Panzer

Posts: 283; Member since: May 13, 2016

Guess what some AOSP security is based off of Samsung's KNOX. So don't tell me that the OEM's have not helped build AOSP. And the OEM's contribute to the Linux Foundation which in turn builds and secures the damn kernel. Without the kernel all the software in the world means nothing. Painful https://android-developers.googleblog.com/2014/07/knox-contribution-to-android.html

37. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

And yet Google's stock os runs circles around the sanding monstrosity. When you have a year old pixel phone outperform a current gen Galaxy phone in real world performance, it really goes to show just how much of a negative impact Samsung's features drag down a phone. Also, I have the pixel 2, my wife has the Galaxy S7, and she complains all the time about her phone acting up by randomly launching apps without any action on her part, and after a quick Google search, it's obvious that this has been an ongoing issue for a lot of Galaxy owners. I would rather have a simple, intuitive, flawless experience than to deal with a phone that underperforms due to poor coding and is riddled with glitches.

12. boriqua2000

Posts: 260; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

We'll see if samsung is a true leader or if they'll copy Apple and get rid of the headphone jack.

13. OneLove123

Posts: 1291; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Pretty sure Apple was not the first company to remove the headphone jack. So, I guess Apple copied first?

19. Fred3

Posts: 608; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

you do know that each and every brand of smartphone started with no headphone jack so technically no one started the no headphone jack right

20. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

They will remove once it's time to, not suddenly and make consumers hopeless. From when has removing a feature called copying lmao. You got nothing better to claim as a copy since Apple is the one copying every tit bit from Android.

17. monkeyb

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 17, 2018

Samsung fans now: Samsung has a head phone jack and no notch. Samsung fans later: well, atleast they are giving a usb c adapter. :P Jokes aside, its just a matter of time before Samsung will put a notch for their mid tier phones. Not saying they will do it for their flagships but the mid to lower tier. Its not called copying its just good business to attract people who want the notch design and made by Samsung brand. Asian countries would welcome this. Having said that Samsung needs to stop this cheap marketing against other brands and focus more on their phones features. Every company is better off focusing on their products rather than giving free publicity to other brands. Apple stopped this long back. Its time Samsung and others stop as well.

32. andrewc31394

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LOL at Samsung. the same company who's trying to sell a $1000 phone running last years OS

33. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Last years' OS still has more features than Pie. What else you got?

35. Fred3

Posts: 608; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

I like Google phones more but i agree with this statement

64. andrewc31394

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

explain to me how Pie somehow has less features? Not even gonna mention the bug fixes, performance improvements, and security updates that you like to pretend don't exist :0

76. luis.aag90

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

I'd say Pie is on par with Samsung's skin of Oreo feature-wise. Samsung flagships are well backed by security updates for 3 years. Performance improvements also mean your smartphone should have great multitasking and 4GB on Android doesn't cut it anymore. Reloading apps, *cough* Google *cough*

46. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2284; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Born to lead?!?!?! Last I checked Google created the OS that Samsung uses. I would love Google to cut ties with Samsung and tell them to make their own OS, App Store, and Services. Let's see how far Tizen will "LEAD" them... Samsung remember..."Don't bite the hand that feeds you!"

59. YeahYeah

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

And how much do you think google is making from Samsung. Google need Samsung as much as Samsung need google. Android is where it is today because of Samsung features. Samsung introduced more features to android than google.

65. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2284; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Not very much in comparison to how much Samsung is making off Google’s OS. Samsung should be thanking Google for making them revelant at a time where they were nothing more than an OS short of Blackberry on phones and Palm OS. Apple comes along in 2007 that changed the whole game to what it is now. Look back in history...Samsung has not created its own OS, but lived off the success of an open platform to sell their products.

77. luis.aag90

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

I guees you also know Google will make profit from any OEM as long as the end user access their apps and services, while the OEMs only get profits at Google's expense when they sell a device, that's it. No matter if the phone is 4 years old, unsupported and broken, as long as they can access Google services there will still be profits on Google's side. Samsung used to have Bada, now they got Tizen, both undeniably less successful than Android by a long shot. Both need as much as they can from the other

66. Phantom1031

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

Well once someone said here on phonearena comments section that people commonly know that Samsung is the only company which makes android phones and apple to be surely makes ios. Period

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