Xiaomi India head plays Santa, offers flagship phone to Big B

New Delhi: After superstar Amitabh Bachchan sent a panic tweet on Thursday about his Samsung smartphone going kaput for a while, Xiaomi India Managing Director Manu Kumar Jain joined the conversation, offering Big B to switch over to a Xiaomi device.

Bachchan, who endorses rival brand OnePlus in India, tweeted in the wee hours asking for help to revive his Samsung Galaxy S9 device.

“HELP !! Samsung S9 not functioning .. Samsung logo is on the front screen, and is blinking again and again .. nothing else happens .. changed it .. let it be .. tried to close it does not close either .. HELP … someone, please guide me as to what I should de..,” the actor tweeted.

Samsung officials got in touch with the actor immediately and resolved his concern. Bachchan later tweeted that the issue was dealt with and his Samsung device was up and running.

However, the tweet went viral, and Xioami’s India head joined the thread.

“Dear Amit Ji. It’s time to switch phones. You can maybe try the most loved technology brand in India. Happy to send a flagship phone to you, if you want,” Jain tweeted.

Meanwhile, Twitterati took to the conversation thread to troll Xiaomi for several issues like advertisements being pushed into the MIUI — the company’s custom user interface — being the most-talked about.