Korean news publication Electronic Times got sued for 300 million won ( $284,000 ) from Samsung for reporting problems with the camera in its flagship smartphone Galaxy S5. South Korean manufacturer is concerned that this information could have a negative impact on sales of the device.
Events unfolded as follows . In mid-March, Electronic Times published an article that the smartphone Galaxy S5 are experiencing problems with an integrated camera . The publication advised consumers refuse to buy the model. Samsung asked the newspaper to publish a rebuttal , because ” this is untrue .” Journalists , in turn, insisted that the problem takes place and the article is based on the specific facts . The result was a lawsuit against Electronic Times , demanding compensation of 300 million won (about $ 284,000 ) for spreading false information about the Galaxy S5.
Samsung representatives said that in the past the company did not hesitate to admit that problems with the devices , including product reviews do next . However, in the case of the Galaxy S5 incorrect information in the media can reduce selling smartphone in the initial stage . In Electronic Times insist the reliability of their data.
Apple also have to deal with all kinds of information in the media after the presentation of new products. However , the company does not tolerate these proceedings in court. So , in 2010, a number of publications have written about the problem with the iPhone 4 antenna and recommended that consumers refuse to buy a smartphone. Instead of suing the media , Apple held a press conference at which explained the situation and offered users free cases – bumpers to solve possible problems.
World launch of Galaxy S5 is scheduled for April 11. Korean operators who have received small party devices started selling model is March 27. The fact that local regulators have banned a number of operators to sell smartphones for 45 days for violating the law on subsidies. The ban will take effect in April . And if the company did not start selling Galaxy S5 in advance, they would have been deprived of the buyers wishing to purchase a novelty in the early weeks .