“Samsung has found itself in a row with Chinese consumers, with some accusing the firm of being biased against them,” BBC News reports. “The South Korean firm has not issued a recall of its Galaxy Note 7 in China, despite local media reports of two devices catching fire. Samsung said it had concluded that the damage was caused by ‘external heating’ so a recall was not necessary.”

“China is the world’s largest smartphone market and of key importance to manufacturers. On 2 September, Samsung issued a recall of 2.5 million phones in certain countries, leaving out China,” The Beeb reports. “In the last week, Chinese media have reported that two of the devices appeared to have caught fire. Pictures posted online appeared to show charred Note 7 devices. Some Chinese consumers said Samsung’s lack of action showed that it was biased against China. ‘Caused by external heating? The heat of a person’s body temperature can cause a phone to explode. Sure,’ said one user sarcastically on micro-blogging site Weibo. ‘Samsung doesn’t dare raise a fuss overseas but in China as soon as explosions are mentioned they blame other people,'” another person commented. ‘China is a big market. Be careful Samsung, don’t bully China,’ warned one user.”

“‘I think consumers are pretty unhappy with Samsung,'” Ben Cavender of China Market Research Group told the Associated Press news agency,” The Beeb reports. “He said Chinese consumers ‘start to feel like they are being taken advantage of, that they are not being accorded the same respect here as they are abroad.'”

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MacDailyNews Take: Life is too short to waste your money on bad imitations. Get the real thing.

While we’d much prefer that people recognized a knockoff for what it is and refused it immediately on moral grounds — instead of buying fake Coke and pretending to enjoy it as much as real Coke only to turn on the producer once it started poisoning them — we’ll take whatever justice Karma, lovely, beautiful, gorgeous Karma, chooses to bestow.

Jeep charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (left) and a Jeep charing an Apple iPhone (right)

Jeep charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (left) and a Jeep charging an Apple iPhone (right)

 

Garage charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (left) and a garage charging an Apple iPhone (right)

Garage charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (left) and a garage charging an Apple iPhone (right)

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