Samsung is fined $9.6 million for deceptive water-resistant advertisements.

According to a press release from the Australian Consumer Commission, Samsung has been ordered to pay 14 million Australian dollars, or 9.6 million dollars, for running advertising that contained false information regarding the terminals’ water resistance.

They encouraged users to use their terminals in the water since that is precisely what was shown on them, and they were invited to do so. This affects the Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, A5 (2017), A7 (2017), Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, and Note 8, which have a total of 3.1 million terminals sold in Australia based on these announcements.

However, contact with liquids was not covered by the warranty, and even worse, the terminals could not withstand the use depicted in the commercials, fully corroding the charging port or even causing the terminal to cease functioning altogether.

Although individuals who have experienced issues of this nature have been encouraged to contact Samsung Australia, there may be some compensation for these users. In theory, this fine will be paid in full to the ACCC.

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