New York (The Verge) — Samsung charged with misleading Galaxy phone owners over water resistance theverge.com/2019/7/4/20682….
The ACCC is taking Samsung to court over allegations it misled customers over the nature of various phones’ water resistance.
Various Galaxy phones are advertised as having IP68 water resistance, meaning that they can last in waters 1.5 meters deep for 30 minutes. But as the ACCC points out, that doesn’t cover all types of water, and Samsung itself says that the Galaxy S10 isn’t advised for beach use. “Samsung showed the Galaxy phones used in situations they shouldn’t be to attract customers,” Sims says, arguing that consumers value water resistance as a feature and were denied an informed choice. — Sam Byford/@verge