A SMARTPHONE fan was not impressed when he received an empty box instead of the latest Samsung device worth a grand.
Shocked YouTuber Mrwhosetheboss shared a video appearing to show the phoneless packaging of a Samsung Galaxy 22+.
The internet star – real name Arun Maini – angrily shook the box before throwing it on the floor.
“So I’ve just ordered a Samsung Galaxy 22+, right, but the box is empty!” he claimed.
Arun tweeted the video to Samsung, asking: “What happened here?”
The tech giant responded to the YouTuber, saying they would “like to solve this game of Hide and Seek”.
Samsung has been approached by UK Times for comment but is yet to respond.
It’s not clear whether the issue was resolved privately or if it was just a marketing stunt.
Mrwhosetheboss is watched by millions on YouTube for his gadget testing videos, mostly about smartphones.
He has more than 10million subscribers on the platform, as well as 1.7million followers on Twitter.
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The Galaxy S22+ was one of three new models unveiled by Samsung in February in its latest attempt to dethrone Apple’s iPhone.
It retails at £999 for the highest spec, which includes 256GB of storage.
On the lower end, you have the standard Galaxy S22 but above it sits the S22 Ultra, featuring a mind-blowing 100x ‘space zoom’ feature.
The Galaxy S22 and S22+ are almost entirely identical on performance, with the screen size being the main differentiator.
Samsung – a brief history
Here’s what you need to know…
- Samsung is a major South Korean company made up of many businesses that operate globally
- It’s known locally as a “chaebol”, which means “business conglomerate”
- It was founded by Lee Byung-chul in 1938 as a trading company
- But over several decades, it branched out into food processing, insurance, textiles and retail
- It wasn’t until the late 1960s when Samsung entered the electronics industry – for which it’s best known in the west today
- It also launched businesses in construction and shipbuilding in the 1970s
- Today, Samsung’s most important sources of income are its smartphones and computer chips
- The firm accounts for around a fifth of South Korea’s total exports, and roughly 17% of the country’s GDP
- Almost 268,000 staff are employed by Samsung globally
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