250 fake Samsung Galaxy S4s confiscated and destroyed in Germany
posted by Florin T. / Jan 27, 2014, 3:51 AM
According to Stuttgarter-Nachrichten, Customs officers at the airport became suspicious after the alleged owners of the shipment declared that it contained just $2,000 worth of cable. The officers opened all the packages, only to find hundreds of counterfeit smartphones. Reportedly, the handsets were not supposed to go on sale in Germany, as they were headed to Georgia. Nevertheless, all 250 fake Galaxy S4s were confiscated and destroyed with hammers (apparently, the photo seen above was taken during the smashing).
Had the 250 Samsung Galaxy S4 units been genuine, they’d have been worth about $200,000 (€150,000).
German authorities are now trying to determine whether this was a one-time delivery, or if there is a network of counterfeiters out there. It’s not clear if the fake Galaxy handsets looked good enough to fool customers into thinking that they’re genuine. In any case, it goes without saying that, whenever you’re buying a smartphone, you have to make sure you’re getting it from a reliable shop / outlet / website.
source: Stuttgarter-Nachrichten.de (translated)
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)
Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 12, 2014
Do there are a fake sony xperia Iam just wondering if there is (I naver hear about one)?????
posted on Jan 27, 2014, 5:04 AM 0
Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 09, 2013
This is not news, my friends mum got a fake iphone from Germany....
posted on Jan 27, 2014, 5:09 AM 0
Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 19, 2012
Who the heck values a galaxy s4 at $800 a pop? (200,000 / 250) I know off contract att you can get one for just over 600. What are they smoking over in germany?
posted on Jan 27, 2014, 6:10 AM 0
Posts: 108; Member since: Feb 11, 2013
They look pretty convincing to me. Can anybody tell me how to check manually the authenticity of a phone? Im not asking for IMEI related answer. CPU-Z can reveal the internals and all the other stuff like manufactures, sensors... Does anybody have any good ideas?
posted on Jan 28, 2014, 1:41 PM 0
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