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Robert Downey Jr’s OnePlus 8 Pro commercial features an epic water fight

About a year ago, Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr and OnePlus joined forces (and exchanged money) to promote the manufacturer's products, starting with the OnePlus 7. The collaboration is still alive and well as a clip has surfaced, showing the actor wielding a Glacial Green OnePlus 8 Pro while he's racing to a birthday party — he also has a video shoot to finish and a suit to buy before he can go there.

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Samsung teases Galaxy Z Flip for first time in Oscars commercial (Update: Luxury edition fever-dream ad leaks)

Samsung's next foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, has already been leaked quite a bit. The company has yet to say anything about the Z Flip publicly... until now, anyway. A commercial for the device aired during the Oscars Academy Awards show tonight, giving us a first look at the phone outside of leaked images and videos.

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Leaked 'coral' Pixel 4 color goes official in Google Times Square ads

As spotted on Reddit late last night, Google has started running advertisements in Times Square showing off the orange "coral" Pixel 4. The ad invites us to "set a reminder for October 15," the date of Google's upcoming Made by Google event, also set in New York City, at which the phone is expected to be announced.

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Samsung is spamming Galaxy phones with multiple Note10 ads

In case you were living under a rock this past week, it was hard to miss Samsung's big reveal for the Galaxy Note10. It was all over social media, news sites, televisions, and... notification trays. That's right, Samsung is once again spamming Galaxy phones with advertisements, this time for the Note10.

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Google Pixel 3a ad challenges the (i)Phone X’s price and camera

Google took an unprecedented step in the smartphone industry and launched its new midrange phones Pixel 3a and 3a XL for half the price of its flagship while still retaining the same camera quality the regular Pixels are loved for. Of course, the company didn't miss the chance to rub that fact into its competitors' noses and launched an ad campaign comparing the fictional $999 "Phone X" with the $399 Pixel 3a, implying that it takes way better pictures in the dark.

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This bizarre, low-budget ad Xiaomi tweeted is so terrible the company took it down

Smartphone marketing can be hard, just ask Huawei or OnePlus circa 2014. Today it's Xiaomi that is pushing cringe onto potential customers, tweeting out a video so bad that the company deleted it. Just in case you missed it, here it is:

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It's no Tide ad, but Amazon's Alexa Super Bowl commercial is actually kind of funny

For some, the Super Bowl is all about the event itself: watching two teams play the last football game of the season — or see who ends up playing the Patriots in their last game of the year, if you're a cynic. For many others, including myself, it's just an excuse to get together with your friends, eat a bunch of unhealthy foods, and watch some frequently amusing, high-budget ads. If you're in the latter camp, Amazon pushed out one of its Super Bowl commercials for you to check out early, and it's pretty funny.

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It sure looks like OnePlus sliced off some of the 6T's bezel in this ad

In an age where smaller screen bezels are a selling point, a few companies have been caught modifying the appearance of their phones in adverts. One recent example was the Lenovo Z5, which had no bezels and no notch in the initial images, but the real phone had substantial bezels and a notch. The latest company do this is OnePlus, which seems to be trimming the 6T's bezels in advertisements.

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This guy cramming butter into a turkey is a bad Pixel 3 advertisement

Google is on a marketing blitz with the Pixel 3 and 3XL, mostly showcasing the phones' fantastic camera performance. We've seen Eminem's 'Venom' music video, a few cringy Jimmy Kimmel clips, and other media recorded with Google's new flagships. The company also partnered with Condé Nast to use the Pixel 3 across some of its magazines and sites — including a video where a chef crammed a lot of butter into a Thanksgiving turkey.

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Google fires shots at Microsoft and Apple with new Chromebook ad

Google has made countless advertisements for Chromebooks, but none of them have directly pointed out flaws in traditional operating systems like Windows and macOS - until now. The company just released a new Chromebook commercial that calls out its competitors for being annoying, buggy, and slow.

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