Samsung posts new ‘Screen Envy’ ad in response to iPhone 6 rumors

By , Jul 21, 2014

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Samsung has posted a new ad to its YouTube channel this afternoon entitled ‘Screen Envy.’ The spot addresses rumors that the iPhone 6 will come with a larger display, saying that Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones have had 5-inch screens for years.

The commercial literally opens with an iPhone user telling his friend that Apple is working on a larger-screened smartphone. The friend, who is of course using a Galaxy S5, is clearly unimpressed by the speculation, saying “that hasn’t happened yet?”

You know that thing you’ve been waiting on for like two years, and how it’s supposed to be awesome and how it’s going to blow your mind? Well it’s been here this whole time. But maybe you just like waiting. It’s everything you’ve been waiting for, 5.1-inches of full HD on the Samsung Galaxy S5.

Samsung is coming off multiple bad quarters, and is expected to lose more marketshare when Apple enters the 5+ inch smartphone space this fall. So while it’s odd that they’d center an ad around a rumor, it’s clear that they’re looking to get out in front it.

Apple is expected to launch not one, but two new handsets in September—one with a 4.7-inch display and a larger 5.5-inch model. Obviously, nothing has been confirmed yet, but we have seen multiple case and component leaks that corroborate the rumors.

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  • https://twitter.com/aidanharris1 Aidan Harris

    I believe the correct response to “that hasn’t happened yet?” is that Apple is still perfecting the larger screen iPhone and in particular its software so that it is optimised for larger screens and one handed use. Although we don’t like waiting, time is a necessity in order to make something really great, you can’t just do it overnight (unless you’re Samsung in which case you do it overnight every night which is why there’s so much spam phones on the market and only one or two flagship phones)…

    • CAS

      True

    • Stuart King

      Perfect for years when the tech is out there for years? Innovators no more, but followers. The market has spoken, time for Apple to get modern.

  • Keith

    Samsung lol

  • Matt

    Those retards get on my nerves.

  • Yujin

    This is will backfire on Samsung since is basically telling people a larger iPhone 6 is coming lol.

    • R4

      I know right. This is pretty dumb.

    • https://twitter.com/aidanharris1 Aidan Harris

      True. I don’t really know what the purpose of this ad is really since this is the only thing it accomplishes. Perhaps it was meant as a rally to the Samsung fans that may or may not exist?

    • @dongiuj

      I see your point in a way but the way I look at it too is that Samsung probably know that there are millions of customers that prefer android to ios and millions of people that prefer ios. Also that a lot of people have left android for ios and that a lot of people left ios for android. Either way Samsung makes money because apple use samsung products in its devices. For samsung it’s a win win. That’s just my opinion but I’m sure all overly serious apple fans will have something negative to say about this and make out that apple is always the true winner in any circumstance no matter what the topic is like “waiting to perfect” something when the final product still has problems and if no problems it will receive problems later in a software update. No doubt android has this problem too, I’m well aware of this. I’m just saying that apple is NOT perfect. Also I’m not supporting samsung, android nor apple and never will side with any specific technology company before anyone has to try to make out that I’m a fan of anything like that.

  • Sindri Snær Jónsson

    apple are too good to compare themselves with others, they know they are better and don’t to make stupid videos to try prove it.

    • Waleed

      I’m always with such commenters

    • Stuart King

      But they make annoying, patronizing videos all the time!

  • Waleed

    Hahha this is really funny Post

  • Waleed

    Btw to all samsung Guys, apple iPhone original was the first ever touch display phone. Can there be anything more disgusting for you guys ?

    • R4

      Multi touch*

    • Dan

      it was not, but you probably think Apple invented oxygen so…

    • Stuart King

      Yeah, a long time ago now.

  • Chindavon

    Thanks for the free Ad once again!
    - Tim

    • nazcorp

      Rofl.

  • Dean Johnson

    Is Samsung so not creative that they re-use that phrase “The Next Big Thing Is Here” for every device that they make?

    • Fabio Rodrigues

      cause those devices are big and not worth buying, so that’s why they refer as “big thing”‘

  • CA

    LMAO!!!! I consider myself an Apple fanboy but man that was actually hilarious. Showed it to my brother and he laughed too

    • CA

      And the last sentence in the advert should say “5.1 inches of full ugly” ;)

  • Umut Bilgiç

    The diffrence is, it is worth waiting for.

  • XCF

    Good things come to those who wait. Aidan Harris is correct. Besides the fact that Samsung has been biting everything Apple has made thus far; They have to play the one card apple hasn’t cared to play as yet. The bigger screen iPhone. With a bigger screen now, what would Samsung have to offer that iPhone already doesn’t in vast quantity and quality?

    • http://batman-news.com Gary

      Removable battery, SD Card Expandable Memory
      They may not sound like massive features, but its a big deciding factor for a lot of people including me. With 32gb of memory now costing aroud $30 why should you have to pay Apple hundreds of dollars for the same privilege?

      • PhoneTechJay

        You don’t need the SD card, they make you think you do by giving you the option. You plug in your device to sync your data on an Android the same you do on an Apple device. I know not one single person with multiple SD cards, let alone actively switch them so they can have access to different data. Most people only have one SD car so whats the point in the first place? Once its full you sync it and delete it not buy another SD.

  • Number Seven

    wow, samsung really likes to make ads with “Apple doesn’t have this, Apple doesn’t have that”

    • Mozaik

      And then Bamm , apple innovates samsung copies.

  • DrQuack32

    Samsung ad attacking Apple? *Yawn*

  • jack

    probably stolen

  • justme

    poor samsung, instead of making ads showing his “features”, they choose buy an iPhone and put it on the ad. Trying to show iPhone owners like idiots, always the same thing…

    Hey Samesung turn to the side B your cassette please.

    • Franklin Richards

      It’s because they know their phones don’t actually have any discernible features. Other than the fact it basically spawned from an iPhone which it keeps reminding everyone in its ads.

      • https://twitter.com/MrElectrifyer MrElectrifyer

        Or they already have those dozens of ads showing the features on their YouTUbe channel, and iDB only posts the ones that compare to Apple products…

      • http://www.eazycomputers.com/ PhoneTechJay

        They end up being long commercials it sucks they have to explain the features the user only use a few times.

      • https://twitter.com/MrElectrifyer MrElectrifyer
      • http://www.eazycomputers.com/ PhoneTechJay

        You whine because I’m right.

    • https://twitter.com/MrElectrifyer MrElectrifyer

      Looking for Samsung ads on an Apple site is just ignoramus. They already have dozens of ads showing the exclusive features of the phone on their YouTube channel, you only see the ones that relate to Apple here on iDB…

  • Manuel Molina

    I’ll admit that the S3 and 4 we’re good phones, but the S5 was completely pointless without any real changes. It was similar to iPhone S model.

    I don’t see Samsung churning any new ideas since the 4.

    • Stuart King

      Waterproof. Put your iphone in the bath and see the real change!

      • Manuel Molina

        They had that in the S4 Active, and if I’m not mistaken, that phone did come out before the S5 released.

        There is nothing new in the S5 but a slightly bigger screen, the horrible touch ID they tried to make work, and an app for your heart.

        Nothing really new on that phone and don’t see them doing much new until Apple makes moves. The S5 was more or less an iPhone 5 moving up to an iPhone 5S.

  • Adam

    Not a samsung product fan but I love their marketing they are 2nd best for a reason. And it’s mostly because of their marketing when someone doesn’t have an iPhone more times than not they have a Galaxy. Although it seems like Samsung is going to lose many of their differentiating features soon they better capitalize now before Apple hits them with K.O. Punch. Those quarterly numbers for Samsung are about to take another big hit.

  • Templar

    Shamesung always with their stupid commercials

  • Saeed Mizori

    apple knows what to do and samsung keeps getting jealousy ;)

  • Dimitrov Ivan

    I would say thank you Samsung for beta testing bigger screens for phones, now let professionals take care of that good doggy

    • http://batman-news.com Gary

      I would hardly call 3-4 years beta testing? Samsung has it down to a fine art now, and Apple will be the new kid on the block. Saying that Apple will be buying their screens from Samsung or LG anyway, but it still will only match whats already out there.

      • PhoneTechJay

        You are right they do have it down to a fine are they thing you actually need screens in increments of .1 inches.

  • Taf Khan

    Sadsung sales exec’s need to focus on Sadsung products. What about 64bit, or Saphire, err hello Sadsung… Do you have these in Galaxy phones yet.

    Soon it will be “Game Over” for Sadsung.

  • ready1take1

    did our thumbs get bigger in the last two years? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O99m7lebirE

  • yep

    Love my giant screen on my Galaxy Note 3. Thanks Samsung!

    • http://batman-news.com Gary

      I absolutely agree with you. Best phone i’ve ever used. I can’t believe the envying iPhone users excuses at work when I suggest they switch…
      No I don’t need a large screen…I’m happy with this, Its not that bad…blahblah
      Wait until Apple eventually releases a bigger screen and then you’ll see its as if Apple invented the large screen. Every Apple sheep will run to the store ready to get fleesed once again.

  • Tony

    Have to say that’s a pretty amazing commercial, those actors should win a Pulitzer! :)

  • Martynet

    The last scream into the darkness….

  • totallymichael

    iPhone user since 2008 here and even I can laugh at this. The whole reason I found out about idownloadblog was specifically because I didn’t want to keep waiting for Apple to play catch up. This is the reason I jailbroke in the first place. For years I’ve had jailbroken tweaks and watched Apple very slowly implement them as their “magical” new features in their iOS updates. I can’t tell you how many years I’ve been using BiteSMS and Apple is just now getting around to adding quick reply…..in 2014.

    Anyway, the video was funny. The bigger screen has been a long time coming and you Apple fanboys are insane. Just look at the top comment on that video. “Yeah, but…..Apple’s sales figures!”.

    • Mohammed

      I ‘d like to see what will samsung brag about next year,when they don’t have the (big screen) on their side anymore .
      Just dying to see that ad

      • Dani Hayes

        They’ll brag about having a phone and OS that is stolen from Apple.

      • Stuart King

        Probably waterproof, sd card, customizable os, freedom from iTunes, free apps, plg and play usb connectivity. ?

      • Mohammed

        Lol , do you really believe normal users care about this?
        I am sure that 80% of users just want a phone that can install whatsapp,surf the web and most improtantly :WORKS all the time .

  • h4nd0fg0d

    Ok Samsung, but wgaf. Shallow advertising propaganda tht lures shallow schmucks into their shameless fold. Jmo, tho.

  • ImLouis

    They must know that iOS is a big reason why people choose Apple. I don’t care how techie your samsung phones are, they still come with android, the world most bloated unfriendly mobile OS in existence. There’s a reason Android phones need faster CPU and more RAM.

    • Stuart King

      Yet Iphones are enslaved by AppleCorp control and iTunes.

      • ImLouis

        Which is bad yes but it has prevented a shit load of security risks, android pulling in 98% of targeted mobile malware, apple have kept there doors closed because its great for there premium look and it gets rid of outside risks

        And i dont use iTunes, i use spotify or pandora

  • Micaiah Martin

    Am I the only one who thought that the iphone still looks clean and slick next to the fat and stretched out Samsung when they held the devices up?

  • La Cucaracha

    Even if samsung comes up with a 60″ screen i would still stick with my iphone 5s

    • http://batman-news.com Gary

      They already have a 60″ version…It’s called a Samsung Smart TV

  • クリストバル

    Apple suck android is better you don’t need a tweak for it plus no lag as in a jail broken iPhone yea lags so no more apple stuff plus iOS 8 sucks don’t get it that my option on android vs apple

    • http://batman-news.com Gary

      I wouldn’t say Apple suck. Its just that they are massively overpriced devices being defended by people who have never used anything else and having to justify the fortune they spent on purchasing them. Example:
      The difference between a 16Gb iPhone an a 64gb is about $260.
      A 32Gb SD Card is $20, 64Gb SD Card is $60.
      Apple nuts will defend this by saying…You can’t put a price on quality etc…Specs are not important its the performance…
      When youre out of memory gues what…you’re out of memory.

    • TotallySerious

      Don’t feed the troll guys, just another butthurt samsung fanboy

      • クリストバル

        Did some one got butt hurt because you cant accept to be apple bitch ;) dude seriously apple has every one on a leash if jay freeman did not evented cydia no one would buy iphone

      • TotallySerious

        Really? So you’re saying that the millions of people that bought the iphone 5s the weekend after it was announced all bought the phone for cydia? You’re going to say that to me with a straight face? Remember troll, there’s a world outside of the country you live in with different opinions than you

  • Ian Leon

    WOW iDB you made it to a samsung ad

    • Kenrick Fernandes

      looks more like mac world to me :/

  • Sophea_Chh

    I love this video but I don’t so If give me one choice or one phone I’ll choose iPhone ;)

  • moofer

    Two words:

    Profit warning.

  • Nic

    With the new iPhone 6 coming out I better sell my old iPhone before the value of it drops. I usually search 8-15 different sites to find the best offer, but I just found this company that compares all the buyback companies in one spot, it’s called RecomHub.

    It’s like Kayak but for electronic devices that show you all the offers in one spot.

  • Byron C Mayes

    I don’t really want a larger screen — I like being able to operate my phone with one hand, thank you — but if I did get one, I’d want iOS behind it.

    Has Samsung done that yet?

  • Blake Baldwin

    This ad is counter productive in my opinion, to me it reflects how worthless samsung devices are. There is always a new model being released! Not saying I wouldn’t appreciated having a bigger screen sooner and its awesome that it is available but at the same time with my iPhone I’m actually getting my moneys worth from the phone before a new model is released. I guess I’m just not that heavy of a consumer yet, and appreciate lasting value in the products I buy.

  • Dante Arellano

    Oyea I will buy one of those shite samesung phones looks like another kind of shit out of this world ha ha ha

  • Stuart King

    They should both drop their phones in their drinks next, or have it rain. Then we’d see the isheep really bleat.

  • Fabio Rodrigues

    weird how they created the Galaxy “mini” for each version, in a way that it is the same size as an iphone… after trying the galaxy junk for a couple time, I always go back to the iphone that fits all my needs about mobile cellphone devices.