K-Pop phenomenon BTS made a brief cameo for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Samsung Galaxy Note 20. BTS has a prominent relationship with the South Korean Multinational Conglomerate, Samsung Electronics Company. In fact, the two had previously collaborated launching the BTS edition of Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Buds. Last month, Samsung released the prerecorded video that shows the seven members of the boy group – RM, Jin, J-Hope, V, Suga, Jimin, and Jungkook giving their first impression with the new devices. The company also launched Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Lived Buds, and Galaxy Watch 3 in Galaxy Unpacked 2020. This virtual event was held on August 5 where they officially introduce the five new Samsung Galaxy devices.
The K-Pop superstars BTS have teamed up with South Korean automaker Hyundai to promote IONIQ, a new brand of electric cars. Hyundai is releasing their new electric vehicle line-up brand, and they partnered with Bangtan Boys to write a song and film a video inspired to it. It is the first vehicle based on critically acclaimed electric car concepts shown in the past year or so. BTS dropped their music video for a song called “IONIQ: I’m On It,” written specifically for this commercial. While the song is to endorse Hyundai, the lyrics are at most like what the group is known for.
RM said of the song, “For this special project, we have all focused on individual moments that are important to us. For me, time for inner self is extremely important, I believe we all need time for reflection to be able to grow.” Suga added, “We hope this song will inspire everyone to find time for what matters most, and they can do the right thing for a cleaner future.” Jimin also said, “Individually we all look for different things in life, but collectively we come together for a better future.”
The COVID-19 curve for the National Capital Region (NCR) has flattened this September. Although Statistics shows a positive result, we should not be complacent at all. “We can’t be complacent yet. We can’t relax,” says the University of the Philippines Math Professor Guido David. In a phone interview with Rappler on September 6, Mr. Guido told them, “We look at the reproduction number, and in NCR (National Capital Region) it’s less than 1, so it’s about 0.95, I think, the 7-day average, and it’s decreasing. So those are good signs.” They also warned the government for the flattening of the curve pertained to Metro Manila and not for the Philippines.