- Samsung recently shaded Apple in a tweet for allegedly copying its BTS-inspired Bora Purple Galaxy Z Flip4 smartphone.
- The official Samsung Mobile US Twitter account wrote “Cool Story Bro,” with purple circle emojis replacing the letter O’s.
- A BTS fan speculated that Apple was inspired by BTS and Samsung’s purple device, prompting Samsung to respond: “The math is mathing.”
- As Twitter users compared Samsung’s smartphones and the iPhone 14, Samsung continued to respond with witty comments.
Following Apple’s newest release of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, Samsung uploaded a snarky tweet implying that the “deep purple” iPhone copied their Bora Purple Galaxy Z Flip4 smartphone.
On Sep. 7, Apple officially introduced the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, revealing a new “deep purple” color option for the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.
- Former Apple employee Sam Sung is auctioning another business card, this time from the first Apple store he ever worked at.
- Sung, who has since changed his surname to “Struan,” went viral in 2012 after a customer posted his business card online.
- He auctioned the viral business card in 2014, raising more than $2,500 for The Children’s Wish Foundation in British Columbia and Yukon, now known as Make-A-Wish Canada.
- Sung will donate proceeds of the latest auction to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre in Vancouver.
Former Apple employee Sam Sung is auctioning another business card, this time from the first Apple store he ever worked at.
Sung, who worked at Apple from 2010 to 2013, rose to online fame in 2012 after a customer found his name to be ironic and posted his business card online. At the time, he was working at the Apple Pacific Centre in Vancouver.
- Samsung announced the launch of the world’s largest curved gaming monitor on Tuesday.
- The Odyssey Ark will be able to rotate, tilt and pivot, allowing for multitasking while gaming as well as playing both console and PC games on a single screen.
- The gaming monitor will feature a 55-inch, 4K resolution screen with a 165 Hz refresh rate.
- The Odyssey Ark will be released worldwide in September, and reservations are currently being accepted on Samsung’s website for $3,499.99.
- The monitor will be sold in South Korea on Sep. 7 for a retail price of 3.4 million won (approximately $2,581).
Samsung is set to launch the world’s largest curved gaming monitor this September.
The South Korean electronics company announced on Tuesday that it will be releasing the Odyssey Ark, a 55-by-27-inch curved gaming monitor that boasts a “fully immersive experience” while gaming.
- In a now-viral video, a Ukrainian soldier can be seen pulling out his Samsung Galaxy smartphone to reveal a large bullet lodged in it. The phone supposedly saved him from being shot.
- In the clip, the soldier can be seen in the trenches with his full military gear on. He suddenly reaches into his pocket and hands the person recording the video his phone.
- In a close-up view, the bullet is shown to have apparently penetrated through both the soldier’s phone case and the back of his phone. The front of the bullet is protruding out of a shattered screen.
- The soldier can be heard saying to the person recording, “The smartphone stopped the bullet and saved my life” in Ukrainian.
In a video that has since gone viral, a Ukrainian soldier can be seen pulling out his Samsung Galaxy smartphone to reveal a large bullet lodged in it, purportedly showing that the device saved him from being shot.
The clip was first posted online to the subreddit r/interestingasfuck on Tuesday.
Samsung CEO asks to be called by his initials in hopes of reforming Korean hierarchical work culture
- The CEO of Samsung, Han Jong-hee, told staff to call him by his initials in an effort to reform hierarchical work culture and encourage “mutual respect.”
- At his first meet-and-greet event with staff and executive members on Friday, Han asked to be called “JH” rather than “buhoejang-nim” and “daepyo-nim,” honorific expressions meaning vice chairman and CEO, respectively.
- In Korean culture, the workplace typically follows a seniority-based hierarchy, and it is common practice to refer to higher ups by specific honorific expressions.
- In 2016, Samsung revised its internal policy to abolish work position titles, such as “daeri” (assistant manager) and the use of “nim” (an honorific suffix showing respect) at the end of an employee’s name.
Samsung CEO Han Jong-hee has asked that staff call him by his initials rather than the traditional professional honorifics to encourage a culture of “mutual respect” among employees.
While at his first meet-and-greet event with employees at the Digital eXperience division on Friday, Han told staff and executives to call him “JH” instead of the Korean honorific expressions “buhoejang-nim” and “daepyo-nim,” which mean vice chairman and CEO, respectively. The honorific suffix “nim” is a show of respect.
- Samsung Electronics’ new metaverse service My House, launched in collaboration with Naver’s 3D avatar platform Zepeto, has accumulated over 4 million visits in less than a month.
- My House is a virtual home where users can test different Samsung products while decorating to their individual taste.
- Lee Young-hee, the head of Samsung’s Global Marketing Center, is looking to find a better way to engage millennials and Gen Z through the metaverse.
Since the initial unveiling of Samsung’s metaverse service My House on Jan. 5, the platform has shown huge success, accumulating over 4 million visitors in less than a month.
The platform was launched at CES 2022, an annual tech show, where Samsung announced plans to introduce new appliances and products through My House while utilizing creative freedom features to draw in younger consumers.
Samsung pulls ad featuring Muslim mother showing support to her drag queen son after Singapore backlash
- The ad was part of the South Korean electronics company’s “Listen to Your Heart” campaign to promote its Galaxy Buds2 and Watch4.
- Some social media users criticized Samsung for featuring the Muslim woman and her drag queen son, while others expressed support for the LGBTQ plus community.
- In a Facebook post, Samsung wrote that it is aware of the online backlash: “We acknowledge that we have fallen short in this instance, and have since removed the content from all public platforms.”
A Samsung ad for its wearable products that featured a drag queen and his Muslim mother has been removed after it was found to be “insensitive and offensive to some members of our local community” in Singapore.
The ad was part of the South Korean electronics company’s “Listen to Your Heart” campaign to promote its Galaxy Buds2 and Watch4.
Chinese K-pop idol Zhang Yixing, also known as Lay, has drawn mixed reactions after expressing support for Hong Kong police amid ongoing protests in the city.
Earlier this week, the 27-year-old artist terminated his contract with Samsung Electronics after determining that the South Korean tech giant does not adhere to the “One China” policy.
It may sound like an early – or late – April Fool’s joke, but Samsung has invented a flower vase that can act as an extinguisher when you throw it at a fire.
This new product, which was produced by Samsung’s subsidiary called Cheil Worldwide, is aptly called Firevase. It has multiple purposes, mainly as a flower vase, and if a fire breaks out, this can also be used as some sort of a fire extinguisher grenade.
After generating a backlash among hypebeasts, Samsung has announced that it is reevaluating its partnership with Supreme Italia, a rip-off of the real Supreme brand.
The South Korean tech giant was criticized earlier this month after its collaboration with Supreme Italia, a counterfeit but legal brand based in Barletta, Italy.
Two cases of batteries swelling up have been reported by iPhone 8 Plus users in Japan and Taiwan. While it may sound alarming, fans shouldn’t worry as it’s reportedly nowhere near as dangerous as the infamous Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 battery explosions in 2016.
The first reported incident of the iPhone 8 Plus battery swelling occurred in Taichung, Taiwan when a woman bought a gold variant of the handset on Sept. 23. CnBeta reported that everything was going smoothly with the phablet — the term coined to describe a smartphone/tablet hybrid — as translated by Gizmo China.
Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee’s eldest daughter, Lee Boo-jin, has been ordered by a court in Seoul to provide her ex-husband with millions of dollars worth of assets.
Boo-jin, who is also the CEO of luxury hotel Shilla, holds a large amount of shares in South Korea’s tech giant Samsung, with Forbes estimating the 46-year-old‘s net worth at roughly around $2 billion.