Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro: “Gaylord” Of Smartphones?

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Galaxy is Samsung‘s best selling series of smartphones. For many, it has become a synonym for Android. However, the creator of Android, search-giant Google doesn’t seem to be particular about translating this word to and from Chinese. Well, bad machine translation isn’t new, but it is not everyday Google labels a successful smartphone line-up as ‘Gaylord’.  I’m not making this up, check the screenshot or follow this link to witness it.

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The word might have had a good meaning gay (joyful) + lord , in the 20th century, but now it is way too “good” to be used. Here’s what Dictionary.com says about the word: gay·lord (Offensive Slang) – Used as a disparaging term for a gay man. Internet slang book, Urban Dictionary goes on to claim that gaylord is the “The Ultimate insult…in which nothing can outmatch.”

On a related note, Samsung launched the Galaxy A9 Pro in China. As its name suggests, it is an upgraded version of the A9. It sports a 6-inch Full HD OLED screen and has a 16 megapixel camera. The A9 Pro is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 652 chip. The phone comes with 3 GB and 4 GB RAM variants. The device packs-in 5000 mAh battery that should easily last over a day. On the software side of things, Samsung offers Android 6 Marshmallow with TouchWiz on top.

The Galaxy A9 Pro is priced at 3499 yuan (approx Rs 36,000).

Chandrakant 'CK' Isi

Technology editor, movie buff, and wannabe space explorer.