Samsung says it didn't pay fans to attend its Galaxy S6 launch event in China77
According to a recent report coming out of China, Samsung allegedly paid hundreds of people to attend its Galaxy S6 and S6 edge launch event in Shanghai, China, which took place on Friday, April 3. Reportedly, up to 500 young people (under 30 years of age) have been hired to show up and pretend to be Samsung fans during said event. However, Samsung is officially dismissing this report, saying that the whole story is "totally groundless and bogus."
Samsung has it that all the attendees (over 1,100, according to the company), including consumers and industry officials, were "formally invited" to the Galaxy S6 launch event in Shanghai. The company also said that the Chinese publication that originally posted this story corroborated its "findings and soon retracted the erroneous" article.
Officially announced on March 1 at MWC 2015, both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge have been met with a tremendous amount of attention around the world, so it's clear that customers are genuinely interested in them. However, the Chinese market is a tough one for Samsung, which seems to be constantly losing ground to local smartphone makers. But perhaps the new flagship handsets will help Samsung regain some of its lost market share in China. We'll see about that later this year.
source: Samsung Tomorrow