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- Samsung has launched a brand new Galaxy S21 advert titled “The Trip.”
- The advert claims the S21 has loads of area for all of your 8K movies after which some.
- The base S21 comes with 128GB of storage, which you’ll be able to’t develop because it doesn’t include a MicroSD anymore.
With the Galaxy S21 and S21 Ultra out at this time, Samsung has launched a brand new advert referred to as “The Trip” to promote customers on its new flagships. Normally we don’t cowl advertisements (except additionally they occur to be a Weezer video as nicely), however we determined to flag this one as a result of it brought about some raised eyebrows among the many Android Authority crew.
The advert presents a twenty-something lady and her buddies happening a highway journey whereas a narrator highlights a number of the options of the S21. Setting apart the truth that’s not a really reasonable state of affairs in the mean time (or the very fact nobody is sporting a masks), there’s one factor that stands out concerning the advert. After highlighting the S21’s skill to seize 8K video, the advert’s narrator claims the cellphone has loads of area to retailer all of your images and movies.
We did a take a look at to see how a lot 8K footage you’ll be able to movie with the 128GB S21 mannequin. One minute of footage takes up about 600MB, or about 10MB a second. The 128GB mannequin comes with about 100GB of free area after you issue within the working system and all of the software program Samsung preloads onto the machine. Doing some again of the serviette math, which means you’ll be able to file about 167 minutes, or about 2.eight hours, of 8K-quality footage earlier than you begin to run out of area. All of that’s assuming you solely use your S21 to file 8K video. Most folks will use their cellphone’s SSD for storing apps, images and music.
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Of course, none of this might be a problem if the Galaxy S21 lineup featured MicroSD expandability or if Samsung hedged its declare, however there’s no high quality print associated to storage when the narrator mentions storage. So claiming there’s “lots” of area for all of your movies and images is questionable at greatest.
That’s the spotlight of the advert, however there are different cringe moments. “How quick can I share it?” the girl asks after the storage bit. “You’re on 5G!” the narrator responds, as if any regular individual is aware of or cares about 5G.
I don’t learn about you, however I all the time choose when an organization highlights the strengths and options of its merchandise as a substitute of attacking a competitor. For all its faults, it is a a lot better advert than a number of the ones Samsung has launched previously. You may keep in mind the corporate’s Ingenius and Growing Up TV spots which attacked Apple for, amongst different issues, eradicating the headphone jack from the iPhone. Samsung subsequently delisted these advertisements from YouTube as a result of its telephones got here to have the identical “limitations” because the iPhone. Road Trip isn’t wherever close to as dangerous as these advertisements. We simply want Samsung would spotlight the strengths of the S21 in a greater means.