Water Resistance Feature in Galaxy Phones
South Korean electronics giant Samsung has suffered a major setback. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has imposed heavy fines for revealing untruths about the Galaxy smartphone feature in Australia.
The ACCC has found that some models of the Galaxy have been misled about the water-resistance feature in their smartphones. The Australian Competition Regulatory Authority said on Thursday that the court had ordered the local Samsung unit to pay a fine of A $ 14 million (approximately Rs 76 crore).
Samsung claims to have sold 3.1 million phones of Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, A5 (2017), A7 (2017), S8, S8 Plus, S8 Note 8 medals in Australia between March 2016 and October 2018 with misleading advertisements. Committee chair Gina Cos-Gottlieb issued a statement to this effect.
Water Resistance Feature in Galaxy
The court’s decision comes after hundreds of users complained that Galaxy smartphones were not working properly, or stopped working completely after being submerged in water.
The regulator alleges that the company released in-store and social media ads claiming that the phones could be used in pools or even seawater. The regulator has previously sued Samsung over this measure. However, Samsung has not yet made any official announcement on the latest development.