Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Revealed; Consumer Safety Watchdogs Concerned
South Korean based smart phone giant Samsung Electronics revealed a plethora of different products today in a showcase in New York City, including the new “S8” smart phone Galaxy series “S8.”
This comes a year after Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 “exploding phone” scandal that rocked consumers with the phone’s recall and subsequent discontinuation. A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of consumers throughout the country in Federal Court in New Jersey that alleges that Samsung is liable for Breach of Express Warranty, Common Law Fraud, and Breach of the Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing.
Samsung also came under fire last year after 2.8 million of their washing machines were recalled after reports of detaching parts while in use in which another Federal class action lawsuit in Oklahoma is currently underway.
In an attempt to regain consumers’ trust, Samsung had launched an advertisement campaign highlighting the strenuous tests of their products leading up to today’s reveal, stating that “safety has always been (their) priority” One of the ads introduces an “8-point battery safety check” that they have initiated after their Note 7 recall.
Samsung also released statements earlier this week that they plan to re-sell re-furbished Galaxy Note 7s from salvaged parts from the nearly 3 million they received back in the re-call.