KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung allegedly procured 500 “fans” to go to the dispatch of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in China.
That is as per Chinese site The Paper, which reports that Samsung paid around 500 individuals to go to the occasion, a large portion of whom were iPhone clients.
An individual spend significant time in selecting the “fans” told The Paper that he brought more than 100 individuals to the occasion, each of whom were paid ¥20 (£2.15) for sticking around at the Galaxy S6 dispatch for 60 minutes.
One lady, procured by Samsung specifically, told the Chinese news outlet that she was paid ¥50 (£5.40) for spending over 15 minutes at the occasion.
Other “fan” spotters, including Samsung, paid another 400 individuals to wag their tongues before the Galaxy S6. The “fans” represented around 50% of the 1,000 individuals at the occasion.
The Paper reports that actively present people were advised to educate any asking correspondents that they were keen on Samsung’s new telephones, and to post their photograph, name and telephone number on famous informing stage WeChat and to “like” the Samsung Galaxy page on Chinese informal community Baidu.
Samsung maybe overlooked one critical necessity: to prompt these “fans” to leave their iPhones at home.
The report asserts that “half” of the restricted in actively present people were discovered snapping photos of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge utilizing an Apple cell phone.
Samsung, maybe obviously, has yet to remark on the report. On the other hand, the company’s intentions may be down to its diminishing piece of the pie in China on account of the developing ubiquity of the iPhone.
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech as of late guaranteed that iPhone deals in China came to another high between December 2014 and February 2015 after Apple asserted 27.6 percent of the business sector.
This isn’t the first occasion when that Samsung has ended up in such a circumstance. The firm was fined $340,000 in 2013 for faking online remarks bashing Taiwanese rival.