The claws are out. Both Samsung and LG have major new smartphones just over the horizon, and you’d better believe that once the Galaxy S7 and the G5 are official, we’re about to see some serious PR muscle deployed in the hopes of drumming up public interest in those new flagships. But for LG, at least, the company’s not content to wait around for that new hardware to land before going on the offensive, and its social media team appears that it can’t help itself but to throw some shade at Samsung as the latter tries to play up its quick-charging tech.
All Samsung wanted to do was to remind users of the Galaxy S6 edge+’s ability to take a quick charge in just 90 minutes. LG hasn’t forgotten about the changes Samsung made with last year’s flagship hardware, especially when it comes to batteries, and it was in a hurry to jump in with a response: sure, the GS6e+ may be able to pick up a full charge pretty quickly, but nothing beats being able to swap out your depleted battery for a fully charged one in an instant.
Here, LG’s playing up the removable battery feature of the V10, but this close to MWC, the company’s attack on Samsung is also being interpreted as tacit admission that the G5 will continue LG’s love affair with removable batteries; it would certainly be a dumb move to call out Samsung like this, only for LG to itself abandon removable batteries just a month later.
Does that mean we’re going to see that interesting battery-tray arrangement that’s been featured in past G5 leaks? Well, that much we’re not positive on just yet, but one way or another, a removable battery for the G5 (no matter how it’s implemented) is feeling like a safer and safer bet.