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Samsung Got Stuck With A $9.7 Million Penalty: From ACCC Australia

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On Thursday, June 23rd, Samsung was fined a penalty of $14 million Australian, which translates to 9.7$ million USD for misleading advertisements for some of its smartphones being water-resistant.

There were 9 cases on which the local court in Sydney passed the judgment. Samsung admitted that the ads were misleading about the water resistance levels in the Galaxy smartphones.

The users complained that the phones stopped working and malfunctioned while in areas such as pools and beaches or seawater, as shown in the advertisements. On account of the complaints of Australian users, The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) sued Samsung.

The settlement was made for only 7 phones, while the case was for 9 smartphones. Samsung settled for the 7 devices advertised between 2016 and 2018 as misleading and agreed to pay 9.7$ million in US currency.

Samsung was sued for the penalty by ACCC in 2019. The regulatory authority implied that between March 2016 and October 2018, the company ran in-store and social media advertisements that claimed the phones could be used in pools or seawater.

“Samsung Australia’s ads promoting its Galaxy phones featured people using their phones in pools and sea water, despite the fact that this could ultimately result in significant damage to the phone,”
-ACCC Chair Gina Cass-Gottlieb.

Although Samsung and the ACCC agreed that the models released in the Australian market in March 2018 did not face experienced risks from water exposure.

Justice Michael Murphy passed the verdict, while the barrister for Samsung, Nicholas De Young, and the barrister for the ACCC, Caryn Van Procter, agreed on the 9.7 Million Dollar US settlement.

Samsung was ordered to pay $14m AUS plus a $200,000 contribution to the ACCC’s costs within 30 days of the order for the case & devices for settlement were Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, A5, A7, S8, S8 Plus, and Note8 smartphones. Samsung sold 3 million the Galaxy phone in the span between 2016 & 2018.

“Samsung Australia’s ads promoting its Galaxy phones featured people using their phones in pools and sea water, despite the fact that this could ultimately result in significant damage to the phone,” Ms Cass-Gottlieb said.

The chair of the ACCC, Gina Cass-Gottlieb, welcomed the verdict.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 Live Image Surfaces Online

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For Samsung’s foldable enthusiasts, especially those who are eagerly waiting for the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 6, here’s a small glimpse for you. 

Leaks and rumors always spoil the surprises regarding upcoming Galaxy devices that Samsung hides for its big events, such as Galaxy Unpacked. The same case has happened for the Galaxy Z Fold 6 unit since rumors unveiled a small glimpse of what looks like a real Galaxy Z Fold 6. A leaked image showcases the actual look of the device. 

However, in the image, only the top of the smartphone is visible, so there’s not enough to guess more here, but something is better than nothing, as this image confirms that the Galaxy Z Fold 6’s design will be flatter and also have sharper edges and corners as compared to the Galaxy Z Fold 5. It seems that the phone has a wider cover screen. That could just be a result of the angle at which the photo was taken, but there have been tons of indicators that Samsung is putting a certain extent of a of a larger cover display on the next Fold, and now the image appears to confirm that.

The Korean giant is also rumored to be working on a Galaxy Z Fold 6 Slim that will have a fair measurement of larger displays on the inside and outside while also having a thinner profile. This variant is expected to arrive by the end of this year. The Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6 are on their way to make their debuts at the Galaxy Unpacked Event on July 10. 

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Galaxy S25 Ultra to Feature First 50MP Ultrawide Since Galaxy S10

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Samsung Galaxy enthusiasts, especially those who are photography-addicted too, get ready for the biggest camera upgrade ever on the upcoming Galaxy S25 Ultra

Before even any official statement release or launch, dozens of leaks and rumors are blowing in the market regarding Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy S25 series, which is supposed to arrive in early 2025. Now the new report is hinting at a major camera upgrade. 

If the new report is to be believed, the upcoming Galaxy S25 Ultra will feature a 50MP ultra-wide camera. Samsung launched its Galaxy S10 series back in 2019, and from then to the recently launched Galaxy S24 series, none of them features a 50MP ultrawide camera yet. Fortunately, if this report comes true, then the Galaxy S25 Ultra will be the first Galaxy device with a higher resolution ultrawide since the sensor was introduced. 

This is being speculated by a post on X shared by a tipster who claims that the Galaxy S25 Ultra will feature a 50MP ultrawide camera, and it will be the first Galaxy device with this high resolution since the sensor was introduced to the lineup initially with the Galaxy S10 series. The recently launched Galaxy S24 Ultra has a 12 MP ultrawide camera, and its predecessor, the Galaxy S23 Ultra, also has a 12 MP ultrawide camera.

Apart from this, it was also reported recently that the Galaxy S25 Ultra could feature 8K recording across all rear cameras.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 Could Bring A New Camera Design

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The Korean firm ‘Samsung’ is about to launch its next-generation foldable smartphone – Galaxy Z Fold 6, which is expected to bring an updated camera design to enhance the look. 

We are not completely two months away from the Galaxy Unpacked event that is reportedly held on July 10 in Paris. Even before any official revelation regarding the specs, design, and features of Galaxy Z Fold 6,  tipsters already heated the market with leaks and rumors. Now the new report says that the Galaxy Z Fold 6 could bring a new camera design. 

A tipster on X shared an image that showcases the rear cameras of the Galaxy Z Fold 6, which is immediately apparent that this is different from any rear camera housing we have ever seen on the Galaxy Z Fold family before. This hints that this time Samsung could introduce a fresh design for the foldable’s rear camera this year. 

The image has a Samsung Galaxy AI watermark which points out that it might be made changes, however, it’s best to wait for more confirmation before trusting this particular design detail since the brand has yet to reveal any official details. 

Recently, the list of Galaxy devices, including, Galaxy Z Fold 6, Galaxy Z Flip 6, Galaxy Watch 7, Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra, and Galaxy Ring has already been leaked which arrived at the next Galaxy Unpacked event which is supposed to be held in July 2024.

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