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OnePlus built a piano out of 17 phones, why not?

Tech companies love to promote their products with musical gimmicks. Last month, a Google ad featured an incredibly impractical Pixel 4s DJ rig to demonstrate the phone's gesture control in the simplest possible way. And now OnePlus has built a full-size piano out of seventeen 7T pros to demonstrate it has a touch screen.

In OnePlus' own words:

Watch as OnePlus Phone Piano dials in the Christmas magic on its mission to connect people to what is really important in this festive season ̵

1; each other. When classical pianist Karim Kamar helps, let the heartwarming melodies take you on an enchanting journey.

I mean, it's meant to be an inspirational commercial, but the sweeping gaps between the screens do not really look like they would make much fun playing. Not to mention that the backing track definitely was not recorded on the OnePlus piano. These screens are not pressure sensitive, so there would be none of these beautiful dynamics. But hey, it's pretty sweet to see people gathering around this weird musical invention, and I suppose it's not every day you see a digital piano with 136 to 204 GB of RAM and 4,352 GB Storage. As fluid as the 7T Pro may be, I'm pretty sure the refresh rate of a real piano is better than 90 Hz.

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Published on December 5, 2019 – 23:21 UTC

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