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Used smartphones as advertised and ended up with broken gadgets. Samsung fined for misleading ads

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Samsung has been fined A$14 million by the regulator in Australia for misleadingly advertising the waterproofness of its smartphones.

Back in 2019, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) sued Samsung Australia over misleading ads for waterproof phones. The South Korean tech giant has repeatedly touted several of its Galaxy S, Galaxy A, and Galaxy Note phones as being pool and sea water friendly. Nearly three years later, an Australian court ordered Samsung Australia to pay A$14 million (about $9.6 million) in fines for misleading advertising.

The press release mentions a group of Samsung phones with an IP68 rating, including the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Galaxy A5 (2017), Galaxy A7 (2017), Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, and Galaxy Note8, which are supposedly pool and sea compatible.

Used smartphones as advertised and ended up with broken gadgets.  Samsung fined for misleading ads

The ACCC claims that 3.1 million units of the aforementioned devices were sold in Australia, with misleading ads running between March 2016 and October 2018. The regulator claims that these ads encouraged users to buy and use their devices as shown in the ad, such as taking underwater selfies.

The result has been numerous complaints from users about damage to phones due to the fact that salt water corrodes charging ports and even completely disables devices. Water damage, in particular, is not covered under warranty, so many consumers are left with unusable devices.

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Samsung will remember how to make smartphones with removable batteries. This feature is confirmed for the “indestructible” Galaxy XCover6 Pro

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Samsung will remember how to make smartphones with removable batteries

The Samsung Galaxy XCover6 Pro smartphone will offer not only a very well-protected case, but also an ultra-rare feature in the form of a removable battery.

Samsung will remember how to make smartphones with removable batteries.  This feature is confirmed for the

Earlier renders that appeared on the Web hinted at a removable back cover, but now the instruction manual has become available, where this is confirmed.

Slots for SIM cards will be located in the old fashioned way under a removable cover. To install or remove cards, you will need to remove the battery.

Samsung will remember how to make smartphones with removable batteries.  This feature is confirmed for the

Samsung will remember how to make smartphones with removable batteries.  This feature is confirmed for the

The smartphone will also receive a headphone jack, which is located on the top edge.

Recall, according to available data, the device will be based on SoC Snapdragon 778G. He will also receive 6 GB of RAM, a 6.5-inch screen and a dual main camera.

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Apple will bring back the Plus prefix in iPhone names after five years of absence. The new model of the upcoming line will be called the iPhone 14 Plus

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Apple will bring back the Plus prefix in iPhone names

Apple will return to the old principle of naming their smartphones. The source claims that the new model of the iPhone 14 line will not be called the iPhone 14 Max, as previously thought, but the iPhone 14 Plus.

Apple will bring back the Plus prefix in iPhone names after five years of absence.  The new model of the upcoming line will be called the iPhone 14 Plus

Thus, Apple will return to the Plus prefix in the name five years after abandoning it. The last such smartphone, recall, was the iPhone 8 Plus, which was released in 2017.

The name iPhone 14 Plus should be more understandable for users, as many have been accustomed to such a scheme since those times. But the name iPhone 14 Max could confuse inexperienced users, since this set-top box has been side by side with Pro in recent years and was inherent only to older models.

Recall that the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus are credited with the current Apple A15 Bionic SoC, while older models will receive the new A16 Bionic. It is believed that Apple will take such a step due to a shortage of chips.

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Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra users will soon be able to try out Android 13 and One UI 5.0. The public beta version of the firmware will be released in mid-July

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Rumors attributed the release of the public beta version of the One UI 5.0 interface based on Android 13 in July this year, and now the source has given a little more detail on this matter. The “window” for the release of the beta version of One UI 5.0 has been clarified – this will happen in the third week of July, from the 11th to the 17th.

Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra users will soon be able to try out Android 13 and One UI 5.0.  The public beta version of the firmware will be released in mid-July

The flagship smartphones of the Galaxy S22 series will be the first to receive One UI 5.0, which is logical. But the source writes that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 will join the beta testing program pretty quickly. Well, the final version of One UI 5.0 will appear only in October. However, this is still earlier than the release of One UI 4.0 took place at one time.

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