STAY TUNED!
Google Pixel 5 event | Here's how to watch and what to expect
0 d
00: 00: 00

Samsung's Galaxy ads on the beach land it a water-resistant lawsuit


Samsung is in cold water Down Under with the Australian regulators, as it apparently aired hundreds of TV ads flaunting that certain Galaxy phones can be used under water on the beach. Needless to say, the water-resistance section of device manuals usually says explicitly that the IP certification is only good for water, and a fresh one at that, not other liquids, and certainly not sea water.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) claims that Samsung hasn't done the testing that is needed to claim their Galaxy phones will be water-resistant in the situations depicted in the ads - taking pictures under water in the pool or on the beach - and thus is misleading the potential customers.


If levied, the ACCC fines would amount to about $7 million or about 10% of Samsung Australia's turnover. The regulator says that some customers have been denied warranty service for issues related with water-resistance . Samsung said it has honored all warranty repairs according to the Australian law, so the misleading ads saga Down Under is likely to be continued.


Related phones

Galaxy S10+
  • Display 6.4 inches
    3040 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera)
    10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
    8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI

FEATURED VIDEO

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless