Not literally, of course, unless they want another lawsuit on their desk by Monday morning. Samsung has unleashed a barrage of videos preaching the features of the Galaxy Note 4, as well as a bit of Gear S on the side. But why not take a jab at a rival while they’re at it? As they themselves say, it doesn’t take a genius to see who they’re really aiming their crosshairs at.
If there is anything in the iPhone 6, more in the iPhone 6 Plus actually, that is probably the most derided, it will be the size. Apple has gone on record, and even some reviewers back in the days, criticizing the then totally new phablet trend. And yet here they are today with a “bigger screen”. Naturally, Samsung isn’t passing up the chance to point that out.
With a bigger screen comes multi-tasking, as Samsung would like us to believe. Technically, our smartphones have been multi-tasking ever since, but Samsung’s definition is, of course, about Multi Window. That feature is definitely a nifty thing to have around when you do need it, and sometimes you wish you did have it. But perhaps the real question is how often will you actually need it, much less use it.
The S Pen, the Galaxy Note line’s raison d’être. Probably also its most divisive feature. Some swear by it, some swear at it. Suffice it to say, if you’re a scribbler or an artist, this is probably a no-brainer. But there are also those who have created great works using only the stubs of their fingers (or a more or less refined stylus). Do you care for one?
Lately, Samsung has been picking on Apple about its batteries. And while the iPhone 6 does improve on its predecessors, Samsung says it just ain’t enough. In addition to an even larger battery (because, well, they can fit one in there) and Ultra Power Saving Mode, Samsung is touting the Galaxy Note 4’s fast charging abilities to give you power in a pinch.
And, of course, there are the smartwatches, and Samsung is trying to make sure you know that it isn’t the one playing catch up. But then again, it wasn’t there first either.