China makes big mistake by accusing Samsung of "recall discrimination" over the Galaxy Note 7
posted by Alan F. / Oct 01, 2016, 6:27 PM
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.
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CCTV tried it.
posted on Oct 01, 2016, 6:36 PM 2
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And now they look rather stupid for doing so. Cringe inducingly embarrassing...
posted on Oct 01, 2016, 8:57 PM 7
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They just wanted to lash out on Samsung tbh. Relationship of countries in East Asia is tense.
posted on Oct 01, 2016, 6:46 PM 14
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Everyone knows that state run companies can be counted on only one thing; PROPAGANDA.
posted on Oct 01, 2016, 7:01 PM 19
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So what was China's big mistake? It might have hurt Samsung image which was probably the point. How is China hurting by this?
posted on Oct 01, 2016, 7:37 PM 7
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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.
posted on Oct 01, 2016, 7:50 PM 9
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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.
posted on Oct 01, 2016, 9:38 PM 2
Great job Chinese Gov. Next time ban all samsung phone if they dare to pull this kind of stunt in the future.
posted on Oct 01, 2016, 11:18 PM 1
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Looks like you should work for CCTV Kumar123. I am sure they can use a good douchebag.
posted on Oct 01, 2016, 11:42 PM 17
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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.
posted on Oct 01, 2016, 11:40 PM 6
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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.
posted on Oct 02, 2016, 12:03 AM 4
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China wants everything that US has. Even a mobile recall. Stupid people
posted on Oct 02, 2016, 1:02 AM 2
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If China never had the bad batteries why would they do a recall.
posted on Oct 02, 2016, 7:41 AM 0
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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.
posted on Oct 02, 2016, 8:53 AM 0
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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
posted on Oct 02, 2016, 9:17 AM 1
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