Chinese Note 7s are different

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has slammed South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co (005930.KS) for what it said was “discrimination” against China consumers in its handling of a global recall of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to replace batteries.

In a commentary piece posted on its website on Thursday evening, CCTV said Samsung’s behavior in China after the Sept. 2 recall of 2.5 million phones was “full of arrogance”… More at Reuters.

This is interesting because it is something we have seen many times before. Even Apple has treated different countries differently in the past depending on what rules are in place, but this looks like another mis-step from Samsung. China is where the growth will come from, mess with it at your peril…

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