Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 4 ad is four minutes of awful puns

Samsung's new ad is Note funny. Screenshot: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Samsung’s new ad is Note funny. Screenshot: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

If you thought Samsung’s ad campaigns attacking Apple were bad, you should see its new Galaxy Note 4 ad. It’s essentially just a four-minute video full of nothing but Note puns that tells us zero about the South Korean company’s new flagship phablet.

Samsung does show the Galaxy Note 4 a lot throughout the new clip, but it fails to mention what the device offers or why you should buy one. At about 30 seconds in I expected the puns to end, but they continued for the full four minutes, leaving no room for any real advertising.

Did that make you want to buy a Galaxy Note? Didn’t think so. Maybe I can do a better job.

The Note 4 is the latest addition to Samsung’s hugely successful phablet family, and it’s by far the best one yet, packing a 5.7-inch Quad HD, Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 805 processor, and a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization. It’s also one of Samsung’s first handsets that swaps tacky plastic for a new metal frame, like the Galaxy Alpha.

All four major U.S. carriers — AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon — have begun taking Note 4 pre-orders ahead of its launch on Friday, October 17.