Samsung twice promoted the Galaxy Note 9 display on Twitter, using an Apple iPhone

Samsung twice promoted the Galaxy Note 9 display on Twitter, using an Apple iPhone
Samsung's Nigerian Twitter account tweeted a promotional message for the Galaxy Note 9, which focused on the handset's Super AMOLED display. But it appears that whoever was responsible for the tweet wasn't using a Galaxy Note 9 to create and post the message on Twitter. In fact, the tweet wasn't even typed out on a Samsung device, or even an Android flavored phone or tablet.

As odd as this must seem, the tweet clearly shows that the Galaxy Note 9 promotion was created and posted on an Apple iPhone. Once this faux pas was discovered by reviewer Marques Brownlee, Samsung Nigeria removed the tweet and the whole account. But not before a screen grab was posted showing how someone related to Samsung Nigeria uses a handset produced by Samsung's chief smartphone rival.

Samsung's Saudi Arabian Twitter feed also posted a similar promotional message last month for the Galaxy Note 9, which also was tweeted using the Twitter for iPhone app. Perhaps Samsung ought to hand out some free Galaxy Note 9 handsets to its marketing team to prevent this embarrassing situation from happening again.

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Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)

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32 Comments

1. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Awkward.

13. scarface21173

Posts: 655; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Just shows dumb people use iphones lol

18. umaru-chan

Posts: 354; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

Just shows even samsung employees don't want to use Samsung phones. Dumbass people use Samsung phones. Lol Samsung phones are overrated and Samsung employees know that. Only Samsung keyboard warriors say and believe they are the best. I Don't have to mentioned that they have the most racist, shameless and dumbass Fanboys here on PA like Hallyu, techie, Trojans_horse, darkidiot and his master "that garbage" and many more. I won't be surprised if we find out samsung head of mobile and chairman of Samsung secretly use iPhone as their favorite phone.

23. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Just shows how awful and inferior is Samsung that even their workers doesn’t want to use it.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple iFlock incoming...annnnnnd go!

30. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I don't get it? A Samsung rep in one meeting with another OEM board witness all those board members pull out their iPhones to check e-mails. the OEMs CEO aware and embarrass by this apologized to the Samsung rep for his board members insensitivity. Samsung rep turned around and said it's okay "no apologies need Apple is one of our best customers" So, regardless of which device is used Samsung still benefits if most of the iPhone or that matter most other oems components are by Samsung( NAND flash memory, DDR4 memory, Displays, Stack modules etc..) though Samsung should be more in control of its branches for optics. but whether you tweet from and iPhone or a Samsung phone Samsung still wins.

3. torr310

Posts: 1645; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Would this change your favor to any brand?

4. Be_Mine

Posts: 237; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Someone's head is going to roll. Hehe

6. gamehead unregistered

Samsung failing with the note line again

7. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Who cares?

28. LosGatosMew

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 03, 2018

Thank you.

8. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Doesn’t surprise me. iPhones are sort of the de facto business employee phone today.

9. miketer

Posts: 513; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

"Perhaps Samsung ought to hand out some free Galaxy Note 9 handsets to its marketing team to prevent this embarrassing situation from happening again.". Lol. That was the best tongue in cheek comment by phonearena. Really embarrassing for Samsung. BlackBerry official did the same years ago.

10. Joosty

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Pretty hilarious lol

11. slashas

Posts: 127; Member since: Jul 17, 2017

One of the advertisement company which works for Samsung just lost contract or got the bonus, because of the hype it made ;)

12. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Wow! Samsung marketing team is using an iphone to promote Samsung. No wonder because iphone camera and video is better than Samsung. Time to think for Samsung to give marketing team a free Note 9 since many notes are getting dusty in the shelf.

14. Vogue1985

Posts: 442; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Ahahababhhhahah that's beyond pathetic. Honestly, Samsung has sooooooo many phones, the Note line, the S line, A line, C line, luxury Flip phone, J line and more. BUT OHHHH Noooooooooooo ahhahaha, use an Iphone 5 to advertise the Note 9.ahahahahaha so funny they should do this SNL (Saturday night live). Good one.

15. Budhainthemood

Posts: 79; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

No surprise :)

16. whatev

Posts: 2193; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Even Samsung employees don’t want to use Samsung devices LMAAAAAOOOOOOO, this is hilarious

17. kotan24

Posts: 310; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Even Samsung knows that the best phone ever made is an iPhone. It just works.

21. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Anyone who fully understands this knows that it is Digital Marketing and PR agencies that do these posts and promotions on behalf of Samsung. These are just some Community Managers from an agency employed by Samsung who are putting together these tweets from their phones, that happen to be iPhones. Some poor Community Manager at some digital/pr agency will be getting in to trouble for this.

22. whatev

Posts: 2193; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Lmao, when I was in China I went to google’s headquarters, almost everyone were using iPhones and macs, now I see Samsung employees do the same and I believe the same happens to other oems, even celebrities who are hired to promote android devices don’t use those devices lol, keep crying

24. worldpeace

Posts: 3124; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Obvious lie is obvious.

25. midan

Posts: 2681; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

why you think that's a lie? Mac is better for work and so is iPhone. When people do real work, they need devices they can trust and it has to be ready always when they need them and also security is very important thing.That's why apple owns enterprise markets.

27. whatev

Posts: 2193; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

He’s in denial, I bet he’s crying and hitting his head against a wall

29. path45th

Posts: 402; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Samsung and Android phones in general are for techies For normal people who want to do their job without being buried in useless features the iPhone is the best option. I sympathize with this guy. Using a Samsung phone on daily basis must be a stressful experience if you are normal and not a techie.

31. apple-rulz

Posts: 2002; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

What’s a techie?

32. TBomb

Posts: 1373; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I'd be willing to bet my PhoneArena account that this is fake. Not a verified account (but all of the other Samsung handles are). Twitter got rid of the "via Twitter for ____" a long time ago. Account is now deleted completely. Hate to quote the President... but I'm calling fake news.

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