Samsung accused of misleading customers on how water-resistant the Galaxy S is

Published: 8 July 2019 - 8:58 p.m.
By: CommsMEA staff writer
A launch party for the Samsung Galaxy S9 at The Cloud in Auckland, New Zealand in March 2018. Photo credit: Ben Mack

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is taking Samsung to court over claims that Samsung's Galaxy S smartphones might not be as waterproof as advertised.

Since Samsung released the Galaxy S7 in Australia in 2016, Samsung's phones have had what's known as the IP68 certification for water resistance - and have subsequently been advertised as water-friendly. However, the ACCC says they are not as waterproof as the have been advertised.

The ACCC says it reviewed more than 300 Samsung ads.

Samsung has disputed the ACCC's claims.


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