LG Makes Fun of Samsung with Huge Times Square Billboard

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
    love it
  • batkerson
    Love it! Very cute, LG!
  • vider
    It's too late LG! xD
  • fisco
    samsung's free advertisement
  • mikeyp410
    Now THAT is funny.
  • uhh3000
    A 4.99 inch screen? Was typing 5 inches just too simple?
  • p05esto
    Beauty, good jog LG - you won some respect from me.
  • cknobman
    Too bad most people know LG sucks on product support and will not get an Optimus G.
  • happyballz
    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
  • whatisupthere
    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.