Samsung sues Electronic Times for negative S5 review!
Newspaper Electronic Times, wrote an article reviewing the new upcoming Galaxy S5 which included some negative opinions, and they are now being sued by Samsung for 300 Million KRW or $284,000USD in damages.
Reviews are extremely important especially in a situation like this where a lot of people are waiting eagerly for the phone a phone to release, while reading whatever reviews they can get their hands on to determine whether they want the phone or not, but is a lawsuit necessary?. It is understandable that Samsung is afraid that this negative review can negatively impact sales at launch and it looks as though Samsung is not willing to take any risks with this. The newspaper is being accused of false or incorrect information concerning the device while they claim that this is not true.
I’m sure every company has bad reports or negative reviews. One example is the iPhone, which had a great amount of negative reports concerning different aspects such as the “Slide-To-Unlock” and a faulty screen film. The “Slide-To-Unlock” feature was accused of being too difficult to unlock in an emergency and the iPhone was also accused of having a Screen Film that involved “a chemical deposition to provide touch sensitivity based on heat” that would fail after a few months. Most of you should also know the famous bad report of the iPhone 4 having the “death grip”, which referred to the phone losing all carrier service when held a certain way. However, none of these resulted in a lawsuit.
What do you think? Is Samsung right or wrong? Is this lawsuit necessary?
Let me know in the comments what you think.