LG has done it again. The company has used its official Twitter page to insult Samsung, while hinting that its upcoming G5 smartphone will feature a removable battery.
When you think of Twitter wars, especially over the last few months, there are a few names leading the pack. Republican Presidential front-runner Donald Trump and virtually every member of the Kardashian family, including Caitlyn Jenner, have taken part in the sophomoric practice. Like the Kardashians, there are celebs who use Twitter to promote products they "love", which are usually a planned PR move to use their status to help drive sales of devices.
Even though BlackBerry paid Alicia Keys millions to become its 'Creative Director' in 2013 when it launched its first BB10 OS smartphones, the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10, the singer spent most of her time tweeting about the devices on her iPhone. Oprah Windfrey made a similar gaffe, when she tweeted, "Gotta say love that SURFACE! Jave bought 12 already for Christmas gifts. #FavoriteThings." Winfrey's tweet showed it was actually sent from her iPad.
Smartphone makers have also used social media to insult rivals and LG just did it again. In September 2014 during the height of Apple's "Bendgate" issue affecting its iPhone 6Plus, LG France tweeted " Nos smartphones ne se plient pas, ils sont naturellement incurvés ;) #bendgate.", which translates to "Our smartphones don't bend, they are naturally curved ;) #bendgate."
In what appears to be a hint that the LG G5 will include a removable battery, thanks to its rumored modular design, the company has taken to Twitter to poke fun at Samsung and its non-removable battery used in the Galaxy S6. LG wrote, " @SamsungMobile Go from zero to full instantly with a removable battery: http://bit.ly/1Ob5mU6 #LGV10"
The tweet comes just a few weeks before both LG and Samsung hold press events on Feb. 21 to kick off Mobile World Congress 2016, by announcing the LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7, and S7 Edge.