Normally Apple loves to make subtle little jabs at the competition, whether it be at Android or Samsung, who is possibly Apple’s fiercest rival in the smartphone space to date. However following the recall of the Galaxy Note 7 after reports of explosions, Apple was surprisingly mum on the whole issue.
Samsung’s other rivals on the other hand took this opportunity to poke fun at the company and their misfortune. LG was one of those companies who took advantage of the situation to promote their brand, and it looks like once wasn’t enough. According to a report from the Korea Times, it seems that LG has invited the press to a tour of the company’s Digital Park in South Korea.
During the tour, LG showed the press what went on behind the scenes during the development of their phones, like the recent LG V20, and how the handset apparently underwent 60,000 safety and usability tests before it went into mass production. Apparently it performed well enough to pass the military-standard transit drop test of the United States Department of Defense.
The company performed all kinds of tests, such as dropping the device onto a steel bar, dropping a steel ball onto its display, stress tests to see if it can take a person’s weight, and more. Now to be fair, we’re sure tons of companies test their devices just a vigorously ahead of selling them. Even Apple themselves invited the media to see their testing process following the “Bendgate” scandal in 2014, so in this instance we can only imagine that this is just LG taking another swipe at Samsung.