Indian CEOs of Chinese phone brands get trolled on Twitter
New Delhi: Amid border tensions with China and a growing chorus to boycott Chinese goods, top Indian leaders from some of the most popular phone brands like Xiaomi and Realme have found themselves in hot water every times they tweet to promote their upcoming or existing products.
Sensing the mood of consumers, the social media teams of some Chinese smartphone brands have decided to take a more cautious approach in promoting their products for now, sources inside IANS have said.
On Friday, a tweet from Xiaomi India Managing Director Manu Kumar Jain, who announced the next sale date for his new Mi laptops, was trolled.
While many users wrote “boycott Chinese products” in the comments section, one user even advised Jain to be quiet for a while in order to avoid attracting unwanted attention as the situation is not. good.
However, within a few hours of the tweet, the tweet garnered nearly 625 likes and 77 retweets.
Jain has over 374,000 followers on Twitter. His June 17 tweet related to the sale of Mi Notebooks garnered nearly 2,000 likes and 470 retweets.
Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth, who is also very active on social media, faced a similar response on Thursday as several Twitter users called for a boycott of Chinese products when he tweeted about the launch Next Realme X3 and Realme X3 SuperZoom smartphones in India on June 25th.
“You are a Chinese brand. And after the current problem with the Chinese troops, I will not buy any smartphones from Chinese brands like Realme Redmi Oppo Vivo. I will opt for Samsung instead, no matter if I have to compromise with features. additional, âTwitter user Akshat Shukla (@ akshat_shukla22) wrote in the comments section.
Despite anti-Chinese sentiment, Sheth’s tweet managed to garner over 1,700 likes and over 100 retweets in one day. The CEO of Realme India has more than 223,000 followers on Twitter.
It was reported that OPPO canceled the live broadcast to launch its 5G phone in India also in the current dire situation. The company, however, blamed a technical glitch as the reason for not broadcasting the event live.
The Indian smartphone market is dominated by Chinese players, but after 20 Indian soldiers were brutally killed by the Chinese PLA on Monday night, it put more pressure on those brands who have yet to fully recover from a severe loss of production due to plant closures in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
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