Samsung slapped with a fine for misleading Galaxy Y Duos ads

Samsung slapped with a fine for misleading Galaxy Y Duos ads
While we are all eagerly awaiting to learn more about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S IV and what it will bring to the table, Samsung seems to have lost a bit of its focus on lower-end devices and slipped a mistake that cost it a fine in Taiwan.

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission noticed that Samsung has been running “misleading” advertising about its low-end Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Android phone. In its ads, Samsung promoted the dual-sim Galaxy Y as having auto-focus camera with flash while it has none, and instead features a fixed-focus barebones rear camera.

This nasty mistake would hardly be noticed in Samsung multi-billion stream of revenues and profits, but it still got slapped with a NT$300,000 (around $10,000) fine for misleading information.

source: Tech Crunch

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7 Comments

1. loganryan

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

Poor fellow

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

That fine probably won't hurt them one bit.

3. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

go home sammy you're drunk

4. Shino

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Now this is small fine, now tell us, dear PA "experts", about the $1 billion due to Apple? PS: which ones of the PA employees "are all eagerly awaiting to learn more about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S IV..."? The only way the asian manufacturers understand is the court and fines way. Otherwise they will keep on stealing, like they always do.

5. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Did this article mention Apple? If not let's see if you get warned for TROLLING or will be excused because you mentioned Apple. Someone sued Apple in US for fake advertising from SJ about Glass on iPHONE but pathetic as it is always... Apple was not fined for "false advertising" because it was American court, American self styled mesiah of tech world (though he was more of a theft and repackaging guru) and complainant was a simple "customer". So if you were itching to mention Apple in this artticle you should have mentioned this rather than drag in irrelevant crap. Looks like taiwan's FTC is more honest in things than you know who ... As for 1 billion ... keep dreaming of getting even half of that alongwith Apple team ... it may come in next decade hopefully ... if that bhappens .. till then it's best 1 billion dollar free ad campaign for samsung where no can im pose any fine for false advertising because this time it's Apple who is doing it :)

7. Bedz81

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 30, 2012

I don't see why camera phones with no flash exist! Don't need to omit that to cut down costs

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