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Samsung just isn’t — repeat not — making a Tesla-branded phablet. In what turned out to be one thing of a imaginative excessive idea, YouTuber Arun Maini final week posted a fictional render on Twitter of a Tesla-Samsung collaboration citing a Samsung Galaxy Be aware 10 car-themed particular version. We had been awaiting phrase of some new options to Samsung’s phablet, and had been intrigued by the prospect of a Samsung Galaxy Be aware 10 Tesla Version. However that’s not to be — no less than not presently.
It didn’t assist that the unique imagined leaked picture had surfaced on Chinese language social media web site Weibo, and appeared to point out a promotional picture of the Be aware 10 Tesla Version, full with a brushed metallic again panel, pink accents, Tesla emblem, and a correspondingly pink and metal-effect S Pen. From there, a legit-sounding rumor took on a lifetime of its personal.
The translated textual content within the Weibo put up itself reads: “After Huawei Porsche and OPPO Lamborghini, Samsung will push the Tesla model of the telephone! At current, the particular model of Samsung’s new Galaxy Be aware 10 is uncovered. That is the joint model of Tesla. The entire physique is especially grey, supplemented by pink colour scheme. There’s a distinctive Tesla emblem on the again of the telephone, and there are joint data beneath.”
Samsung beforehand partnered with the Olympics to supply particular variations of the Galaxy Be aware eight and the Galaxy S7 Edge, and this could be the primary time we’d have seen Samsung pair with a automotive producer to carry out a particular version of 1 its telephones. We approached this unconfirmed report with warning however we famous that design of the Be aware 10 within the picture does match earlier renders and leaks of the machine, together with the lengthy triple-lens array on the again facet of the machine.
And nonetheless, it wouldn’t be far fetched if Samsung did selected to companion with Tesla to ship a particular Be aware 10. Different telephone firms have partnered with automotive producers previously, with Huawei working with Porsche, OnePlus partnering with McLaren, and even Oppo pairing up with Lamborghini. As such, it wouldn’t be odd for Samsung to create a car-themed particular version.
The Galaxy Be aware 10 is rumored to be revealed in a Samsung Unpacked occasion on August 7, however a collaboration with Tesla at this level is a pipe dream.
Up to date on June 21: This story has been up to date to make clear that the picture referenced within the story was merely a excessive idea render posted by a YouTuber, and was meant as a theoretical idea of a collaboration between Samsung and Tesla on the Galaxy Be aware 10.