China makes big mistake by accusing Samsung of "recall discrimination" over the Galaxy Note 7

China makes big mistake by accusing Samsung of
The Chinese government made a major boo boo on Thursday by scolding Samsung over what might be called recall discrimination. Chinese state broadcaster CCTV posted on its website on Thursday that Samsung was "full of arrogance" and discriminated against China by not recalling Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units that were shipped to consumers in China.

What makes the Chinese government look foolish is that Galaxy Note 7 units earmarked for China were never supposed to get recalled. This was by design and was not because Samsung was prejudiced against China. The reason why the Galaxy Note 7 wasn't recalled in China was because it was the only market where the original units contained batteries produced by China's own Amperex Technology Limited. These are the batteries being used on the new "safe" version of the Galaxy Note 7. The batteries that exploded were made by Samsung's own SDI division and were manufactured in Vietnam and South Korea. Chinese Galaxy Note 7 units didn't need to be recalled because they already contained the "safe" battery.

While it is true that two Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units caught on fire in China, the battery was not the issue according to Samsung and ATL. What might be confusing to some working in the great propaganda mills in the country is the report that 1,858 Samsung Galaxy Note 7 test units with the potentially lethal battery inside were recalled in China. But these were test units, and all of them were safely returned to Samsung without any problems.

Samsung reiterated on its Chinese website on Friday that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handsets in China are safe. It seems that the only people in the world who didn't realize this were employees of state-run CCTV who were more interested in spanking Samsung for something it didn't do instead of getting the story right.

source: AndroidAuthority

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1. aikoo

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

CCTV tried it.

8. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

And now they look rather stupid for doing so. Cringe inducingly embarrassing...

19. jasrockett

Posts: 127; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Being a communist government I don't think they care what anyone else thinks. To late mud sticks but most will understand what happened

2. senseiJ

Posts: 172; Member since: May 02, 2015

They just wanted to lash out on Samsung tbh. Relationship of countries in East Asia is tense.

32. eltshan

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 11, 2016

Now it's confirmed that the "safe" battery still explodes, and Samsung has to recall all of them, I really, really, really wanna know what's your thought.

3. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1348; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Everyone knows that state run companies can be counted on only one thing; PROPAGANDA.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

You're right about that. This is why I don't trust mainstream media in America. Orchestrated stories and disinformation courtesy of the US intelligence agencies.

4. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

So what was China's big mistake? It might have hurt Samsung image which was probably the point. How is China hurting by this?

6. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Their companies get it back the same in future.

5. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

The only one I see full of arrogance in this matter is China. I would have been surprised if it were most other countries but this is China we are speaking about.

30. smilence

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 14, 2014

Of this article it is,because this is what this article talking about.

7. ph00ny

Posts: 2069; Member since: May 26, 2011

Didn't they find one other unit that caught on fire in china to be from external heat source?

9. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

If Samsung wishes to continue doing business in China, they'll have to keep kissing azz. State run CCTV does NOT look foolish within the realm of China, to think so is an asinine Western way of viewing the situation. China is a potentially lucrative market, and it is also a very complex one to navigate. Apple and Samsung are smart enough to know they need to toe the line in order to continue doing business there.

10. Kumar123 unregistered

Great job Chinese Gov. Next time ban all samsung phone if they dare to pull this kind of stunt in the future.

12. Skimshaddy

Posts: 126; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Looks like you should work for CCTV Kumar123. I am sure they can use a good douchebag.

15. iushnt

Posts: 3160; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Don't feed the trolls..they are just a burden to tech community..

17. tedkord

Posts: 17489; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He's not smart enough to read off a teleprompter.

13. dimas

Posts: 3423; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I thought it was a sarcastic comment, but then I saw the name Kumar123.

18. tedkord

Posts: 17489; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Still waiting.

23. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Hey Kumar123, why so hate for Samsung? I really hate Apple company, but like their products.

11. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Just shut up already, you Communist state! Samsung clearly knew what it was doing, there's no need for you to get involved with its business. I just can't wait to see Samsung and Hyundai to shut down their factory in China and move to Vietnam which offers better work condition and fair competition, and just see how China economy is plunging.

14. dimas

Posts: 3423; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Calm down, you can drop the communist thing ok? I have chinese friends and most of them don't agree with their government's style anymore. New chinese generations are more open-minded than you expect. You're comments are improving so don't screw it up with simple news.

22. mixedfish

Posts: 1567; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Why would they want crappy Hyundai cars anyway. May as well move to Vietnam, find a new slave race to make crap products.

16. tywinlannister

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 24, 2015

China wants everything that US has. Even a mobile recall. Stupid people

21. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

every country spy and steal from each other...apparently cctv china did not realize that the note 7 batteries where made in china LOL

20. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

If China never had the bad batteries why would they do a recall.

27. Subie

Posts: 2430; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

This is just ignorance (possibly deliberate) by CCTV news in China.

24. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Made in China cheap batteries for N7.

25. noospic

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 28, 2016

Hilarious phonearena article. The original Reuters source article makes it clear the criticism of Samsung was on it's bungled and slow response to the whole matter from originally stating everything was safe to all of a sudden recalling those "test" units to giving consumers little information on what batteries were save while reports of note7 exploding made the rounds. It had nothing to do with whether the batteries were made in china or not. Since consumers in China were more concerned about safety and whether charging the note7 would burn them or their house down. This is just a bad propaganda piece.

26. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

So true, this is such a click bait, I thought Samsung made an announcement about not selling in China ever again or some s**t. Don't really see why would it be called a mistake, the article just made the Chinese government look stupid, while it is not true at all. Hmmmm, maybe I should send link this to the Chinese government and see what happens, haha

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