The Brazilian division of Samsung gave a spin in social networks. In Twitter, a post was published that was accompanied by a photo allegedly made on the front camera of the Galaxy A8 smartphone. But attentive users found the original picture in the store of stock photos Getty Images.
The original photo was taken in 2015 and signed as “Portrait of a beautiful pair of hipsters, which looks happy.” Also in the Brazilian account Samsung was found another photo from the photo shoot, which was used as a photo on the Galaxy A8. In total, for their use, the company paid Getty Images $ 998.
The company commented on the situation as follows: “Many published photos are made on our smartphones.But some, like these, reflect the attitude of our target audience. “