Whenever there is a new iPhone being launched, it’s not uncommon to see Samsung attempt to troll Apple and its customers. However this year it seems that Huawei has picked up trolling duties because according to reports, the company has embarked on various PR stunts in the UK and Singapore to troll Apple customers waiting in line for the new iPhones.
The customers waiting in line are waiting to get their hands on the new iPhone Xs and Xs Max. Over in the UK, Huawei has deployed a van outside of the Apple store where they are offering “brain-boosting drinks (with no traces of apple)” to help “recharge minds”. It is also a van that offers customers a way to charge their “battery-depleted phones”, which we can only imagine is a dig at iPhones and its battery, at least compared to what Huawei offers.
Say hello to the Huawei Ju%ce Van, it comes with brain-boosting drinks (with no traces of apple) to recharge minds, and plug sockets to recharge battery-depleted phones. A #HigherIntelligence is coming… 16.10.18 pic.twitter.com/jJLMbJmnnD
— Huawei Mobile UK (@HuaweiMobileUK) September 21, 2018
Over in Singapore, it has also been reported by Mothership.sg that people wearing Huawei t-shirts (presumably working for the company) were spotted handing out free power banks to customers who were waiting in line. This is actually a rather generous offer as it seems that each power bank costs around SGD$80, although we’re not sure how useful these power banks are since they do not come with a Lightning cable.
According to a Huawei rep, about 200 of these power banks were handed out in Singapore. Huawei is expected to announce its new Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro smartphones soon, so if anything this seems to serve as a pretty good way to market their brand.