The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) takes Samsung to court over claims that it disliked customers over nature at the resistance of various phones. Samsung has exhibited phones in or near unsuitable environments such as swimming pools and oceans since 2016, the ACCC claims, as it had no basis for making this representation.
"ACCC claims that Samsung's ads are fake and misleading Galaxy phones will be suitable for use in or for exposure to all types of water, including in seawater and swimming pools, and will not be affected by such exposure to water for phone life As this was not the case, ACCC Chair Rod Sims says in a statement, litigation is based on a review of more than 300 ads.
Various Galaxy phones are advertised as having IP68 water resistance, meaning they can stay in the waters 1[ads1].5 meters deep for 30 minutes, but as the ACCC points out, not all types of water cover, and Samsung itself states that the Galaxy S10 is not recommended for beach use. "Samsung showed the Galaxy phones used in situations they should not be for attracting customers, "says Sims, claiming that consumers value water resistance as a feature and were denied an informed choice.
Samsung tells Reuters that it is marketing and planning to fight case and