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Samsung gets caught promoting its smartphone via iPhone again

Just days after Apple fans got a chance to troll Samsung, the South Korean technology giant has landed itself in a similar situation all over again. And believe it or not, it’s for exactly the same reason. Earlier this month, it was reported that a tweet on Samsung Nigeria’s Twitter account, which was promoting the display of flagship tablet Galaxy Note 9, was actually posted by an iPhone.

Unless someone is living under the rock, they would know that whenever a tweet is sent out through Twitter’s iOS app, ‘via Twitter for iPhone’ gets automatically written right beneath it. It happens by default and one cannot disable it. But Samsung‘s marketing team seems to forget this time and again.

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This time, the exact same thing was done by Samsung India. Samsung Mobile India posted a tweet promoting the camera of Galaxy A9 (2018) mobile. And interestingly, ‘via Twitter for iPhone’ is written right below it.

Famous YouTuber Marques Brownlee took a screenshot of this and shared it with his followers on Twitter. It is worth noticing that he was also the first person to catch Samsung Nigeria’s tweet. We should also point out that Samsung India has now deleted the tweet.

In another incident last month, Samsung Saudi Arabian Twitter handle had promoted the Galaxy Note 9 via Twitter’s iOS app too.

That makes a total of three incidents in two months, and if you ask us, that’s quite a lot. One thing we can be sure of is that there are people in Samsung’s team who are responsible for promoting its products but are themselves using iPhones. And we don’t have to state the fact that Apple and Samsung arch rivals.

Furthermore, such incidents are not limited to the online space. To recall, a few weeks back, Russia’s Kseniya Sobchak was spotted using an iPhone X during a television interview. Sobchak has been hired by Samsung to promote their smartphones in her country by using them publically. Whenever there is an agreement of this sort between an influential person and a company, that individual is not supposed to use the company’s competitor’s products in public. Due to this, it was reported that Sobchak had to pay Samsung $1.6 million after her interview.

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Avani Baggahttp://www.gadgetbridge.com
Avani has an immense love for reading, travelling and food, but not necessarily in the same order. Avani almost started pursuing law, but life had other (better) plans for her and she chose to be a writer instead (luckily!) She previously covered technology at Times Internet and wrote about smartphones, mobile apps and tech startups. When she’s not writing, you’ll be able to find her in book stores or catching up on her social life.


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