Huawei seemed to have thrown some shade at Samsung moments after the South Korean tech company officially introduced the Galaxy Note 9 at its Unpacked event earlier this week. 

This past Thursday, Aug. 9, Samsung introduced the highly anticipated successor to last year’s Galaxy Note 8. The device right away received mixed reactions from critics and fans. While many are happy with the new phablet, others are displeased that it’s a minor upgrade compared to its predecessor. Huawei seems to be siding with the latter. 

Apparently, on the same day when Samsung debuted the Galaxy Note 9, Huawei decided to tweet about making devices with “real upgrades.” The Chinese company also teased about the big things that are on the way with its future releases. 

“We took a leap when we launched the #HuaweiP20Pro, we’re all about real upgrades that will make a difference everyday like a triple lens camera with 40mp, 5x zoom and much more. Imagine what will come next,” Huawei wrote on its official Twitter account alongside a photo showing its jump from a dual-lens camera system to a triple-lens module. 

While many fans agreed that Huawei serves real upgrades with its yearly releases, some took a jab at the company for alluding to being an innovator when its new flagships are lacking in some aspects. Some pointed out that the absence of an SD card slot, wireless charging and headphone jack is just disappointing. 

It’s not clear why Huawei seemingly targeted Samsung, or if it intentionally threw shade at the latter. PhoneArena says the timing of the tweet speaks for itself though. Moreover, Huawei could be after Samsung — the biggest smartphone vendor in the industry — with the same tactics that the tech giant is using when it mocks Apple in its marketing campaigns. 

Based on Huawei’s tweet, the company could also be hinting at more lenses for its next flagship devices. Only time will tell if the Mate 20 Pro will be packing a four-lens back camera system. 

Huawei Huawei may have subtly dissed Samsung on social media. Photo: Reuters/Edgar Su