It seems that our friends over at Samsung have shared with the rest of the world that they have been fined a grand total of NT$300,000 (which translates to approximately $10,389) by Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC). The reason behind this particular fine? Samsung had run an advertisement which featured “misleading” information concerning the Samsung Galaxy Y Duos GT-S6102. The FTC did mention that the South Korean conglomerate mentioned in both online and catalog advertisements that the phone came with automatic focus and flash functions, but in reality upon unboxing, it does not. Samsung has obviously paid up since then and also deleted mention of those features from its ads.
Definitely not a first time for Samsung to be on the wrong side of the law where the FTC is concerned. Back in September last year, Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology (from which you can deduce is a joint venture between both companies) was fined alongside other companies because they fixed the prices of optical disc drives.Related articles: