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LG Makes Fun of Samsung with Huge Times Square Billboard

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Samsung's marketing team certainly isn't shy about making fun of the competition. The company has a whole series of commercials based around taking shots at Apple and its fans. Not even the struggling BlackBerry is safe. Only fair, then, that Samsung should get as good as it gives. The company is set to announce a brand new Galaxy S4 today and LG isn't about to let the whole day be all about Samsung.

 

Right above Samsung's Galaxy S4 teaser ad in Times Square, LG has put up an almost identical ad that points out that its own Optimus G is already available. Samsung's been running some ads themed around the number 4 in an effort to drum up support for the upcoming launch. LG's ad smugly notes that the Optimus G is 'here 4 you now.'

Samsung is set to unveil the Galaxy S4 tonight at 7pm Eastern. Though there's been plenty of leaks, the company has kept fairly quiet about the device and its specs. Recent rumors have suggested a 4.99-inch display, 2GB of RAM, a brand new Samsung Exynos 5 processor featuring two quad-core clusters, and a PowerVR SGX544MP3 triple-core GPU.

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    seller417 , March 14, 2013 9:24 AM
    love it
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    uhh3000 , March 14, 2013 10:01 AM
    A 4.99 inch screen? Was typing 5 inches just too simple?
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    batkerson , March 14, 2013 9:25 AM
    Love it! Very cute, LG!
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  • 19 Hide
    seller417 , March 14, 2013 9:24 AM
    love it
  • 16 Hide
    batkerson , March 14, 2013 9:25 AM
    Love it! Very cute, LG!
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    vider , March 14, 2013 9:40 AM
    It's too late LG! xD
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    fisco , March 14, 2013 9:55 AM
    samsung's free advertisement
  • 11 Hide
    mikeyp410 , March 14, 2013 9:58 AM
    Now THAT is funny.
  • 19 Hide
    uhh3000 , March 14, 2013 10:01 AM
    A 4.99 inch screen? Was typing 5 inches just too simple?
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    p05esto , March 14, 2013 10:27 AM
    Beauty, good jog LG - you won some respect from me.
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    cknobman , March 14, 2013 11:12 AM
    Too bad most people know LG sucks on product support and will not get an Optimus G.
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    happyballz , March 14, 2013 11:36 AM
    That is pretty clever of LG.

    But on the side-note when it is an Apple unveil then there is 4 news posts in one day and when Samsung is unveiling theirs they post about LG's advertisement?

    Where is a story about that? Where is link to live streaming? ... you guys are either very biased or just slow in tech.

    I'll save you the trouble: http://www.gsmarena.com/you_can_watch_live_the_samsung_galaxy_s_iv_announcement_here-news-5694.php
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    whatisupthere , March 14, 2013 11:41 AM
    The optimus G is out but does it compete? This add has opposite of intended effect for me. It makes me think they are trying to sell me the optimus G before it gets crushed in specs by the S4. Granted I dont know if this is true and I am sure they are both fine phones.
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    ubercake , March 14, 2013 12:15 PM
    What's funny is when I'm in Times Square, I'm so inundated with billboards and other advertising that I don't really even pay attention to the messages. This is kind of funny though. I'll make a point of paying attention if it's still up next time I pass by.
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    ikyung , March 14, 2013 12:45 PM
    +1. It's always fun to see jabs here and there as long as it's tasteful humor.
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    belardo , March 14, 2013 12:52 PM
    4.99" screen is out today so that next year they can promote the 5.0" screen!
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    belardo , March 14, 2013 12:56 PM
    Seriously.... unless that Samsung body is edge to edge with the screen (Like a certain Motorola Razer on Verizon) - the thing is going to be stupidly huge.

    The Motorola Phone is no wider than an iPhone, yet it has a 4.3" screen.
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    del35 , March 14, 2013 1:30 PM
    Samsung all the way. Cause the iCrap coffins are for morons! I would consider an LG though, but it is not like Samsung deserves to be ditched yet.
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    leeashton , March 14, 2013 2:13 PM
    cknobmanToo bad most people know LG sucks on product support and will not get an Optimus G.



    lol I have the Optimus G and its already faster and got a better screen that the S4, so f**k you fool!
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    vette98guy , March 14, 2013 2:47 PM
    Hey,
    LG support is great, my LG refrigerator was down and they sent a guy right out!

    PEACE
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    spat55 , March 14, 2013 5:51 PM
    Very good? Love it like the others have already said.
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    016ive , March 14, 2013 7:38 PM
    Hilarious!
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    blazorthon , March 14, 2013 8:38 PM
    otacon72Don't say anything bad about Samsung, the fanboys jump all over you. They are worse than Apple fanboys.


    The only post down-voted for mocking Samsung is the one that you replied to and that wasn't because it was negative about Samsung; it was down-voted because it was a rude comment. Nobody jumped it anyway.

    otacon72With my icrap device I don't have to worry about malware or security or page after page of bloatware that can't be uninstalled. I'll take the icrap anyday.


    Utter BS there. iOS isn't any more secure than Android and there are plenty of Android phones that have no more bloatware than iPhones, if not even less. Nexus phones are always an option and furthermore, I've found it easy to get rid of most of the bloatware even on my only Samsung Android phone and the other Android devices that I've had. Even if I hadn't, it's not like the crap gets in the way of much in most cases. Some of the UI decisions on the non-Nexus Android phones and tablets are poor, but they do what they can to try to differentiate themselves to give us more options and for them to make money without outright copying each other. The "iCrap" doesn't do that much for you.
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