Samsung brand ambassador in Russia was sued by the company for around $1.6 million after she was seen using rival Apple’s iPhone X on TV. As per a report on SamMobile, Ksenia Sobchak, who is a reality TV show host and politician was seen using iPhone X during a TV interview. Samsung Russia has not released an official statement yet.
“She seems to do her best to try and hide that she’s using an iPhone X, using a piece of paper to shield the phone from view. It’s not that hard to notice and many people did which caused a frenzy on social media,” the report reads. A statement from Sobchak’s representative is also awaited.
The Mirror reports that 36-year-old Sobchak is bound by contract to appear in public with her Samsung smartphone. However, this is reportedly not the first time that she has been seen with an iPhone in public. The report adds that Sobchak has apparently appeared previously with her iPhone on TV as well as at social events in Moscow.
Meanwhile, people have taken to social media to discuss the incident. “Samsung pays woman $1.6 million dollars to use their phone…and she still refuses….lol.” said one of the users. Another Twitter user took a dig at Indian brand ambassadors for smartphone companies such as Oppo, Vivo, etc.
— cherryvanilla💜 (@jkjeonkth) July 24, 2018
— Jason Yeaman (@imthemobileguru) October 24, 2018
Wonder if @deepikapadukone actually uses Oppo phones. Or @Aamir_khan Vivo? And wasn’t @KareenaOnline endorsing an iBall phone? #OppoF9Pro #VivoV11 #iball #Brand #BrandsTakingStands #Samsung https://t.co/sHuCx1ovxj
— Nuance Wallah (@tohfakaboolhai) October 25, 2018
When the Samsung ambassador uses iPhone 😂😂😂😂👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽
— zanzama’18 (@ganyobiniiodoi) February 27, 2016
“Wonder if @deepikapadukone actually uses Oppo phones. Or @Aamir_khan Vivo? And wasn’t @KareenaOnline endorsing an iBall phone? #OppoF9Pro #VivoV11 #iball #Brand #BrandsTakingStands #Samsung ,” the tweet reads.