The iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are probably the most anticipated and awaited smartphones of the year, both of which are rapidly approaching their release dates. With all the buzz surrounding them, not to mention the repeated statements about one being the other’s main contender for smartphone of the year, it isn’t that much of a surprise that the two bands once more got into a scuffle.
Samsung have released a new commercial for their Galaxy Note 4 handset, in which the brand puts on display all previously released Galaxy Note models, down to the original Samsung Galaxy Note device launched back in 2011. Back then, the device was an innovation, as it was the result of a fusion between a smartphone and a tablet. Since then, a whole new range of smartphones has been created, and devices with similar characteristics are referred to as “phablets“.
Samsung used the ad to show off the multi tasking capabilities of the new Galaxy Note 4, such as being able to split the screen right down the middle, making it easy to watch a movie and send out an email at the exact same time.
The Korean manufacturer also used this opportunity to take a jab at competing rival Apple, and its new phablet-like device, the iPhone 6 Plus, which is a boosted version of the regular 4.7 inch iPhone 6, featuring a 5.5 inch display among others. Samsung claims that while they released the first phabet device back in 2011, Apple needed three years to catch up. The original Galaxy Note’s screen from 2011 is only 0.2 inches smaller than the one on the 2014 iPhone 6 Plus. The Galaxy Note 4 is not far away, as pointed out by the ending of the new commercial, which states “October 2014” and the message “The Next Big Thing Is Here”. It is Samsung’s belief that rival brands are copying their designs and ideas, and that what they consider fresh is actually off by a few years.
Since its September 9 debut, the iPhone 6 in both its versions have been made fun of by a series of ads put together by the Korean manufacturer, thus gathering mixed reviews of the devices, but despite this, both iPhone 6 variants are completely sold out at the moment, as the pre-order stocks have been depleted in record time. Meanwhile, Samsung hasn’t made its Note 4, nor its other device, the Note Edge, available for purchase yet. The Note Edge was the co-star alongside the Note 4 at the September 3 event .
Pre-ordered iPhones are expected to arrive on September 19 to those who first grabbed the new Apple flagship.