The Australian Commission for Competition and Consumer Affairs (Accc) is suing Samsung, accused of lying about the water-resistance of its smartphones.
The consumer protection authority, in a statement released today, blames the South Korean company for false and misleading statements in advertisements. In which, he says, smartphones are presented not only as waterproof but also usable in swimming pool. It is surfing, and therefore resistance to saltwater and that added to chlorine.
The case, for which Samsung risks a handsome millionaire, sees the authority challenging about 300 commercials since February 2016, the launch date of the Galaxy S7 from now on.
According to the Accc, the company can not advertise its smartphones in this way. Because it has not tested the consequences of exposure to water to devices other than freshwater, and because it does not have any warranty on water damage. And it’s the same for Samsung to admit that smartphones are not resistant to all waters. On his website, the company writes that Galaxy S10 is not recommended for use at the beach or the pool.