Samsung: Fighting Fake Chinese Phone Named Samsong

November 5, 2007 | Print | Comments | Category: Law & Policy






In cooperation with Beijing's Haidian and Fengtai Industry and Commerce Departments, South Korean mobile phone manufacture Samsung has identified 88 types of fake Samsung mobile phones in Beijing.

Beijing Haidian Industry and Commerce Department representatives, along with Jin Rongxu, director of Samsung's Legal Affairs Department, says they found up to 10 kinds of mobile phones using a similar trademark to that of Samsung. Apart from imitating Samsung's mobile phone types and look, the fake phones used such misspelled names as Samsumg, Amycall, and Samsong which make people think them to be Samsung's models.

According to local media reports, many buyers of these fake mobile phones purchased these devices from Fangshitong Market in Beijing. The market was later checked by Fengtai Industry and Commerce Department and they identified 78 counterfeit Samsung mobile phones.





9 Responses to “Samsung: Fighting Fake Chinese Phone Named Samsong”

  1. By bluebitNovember 5, 2007 at 9:04 am

    Other nice names for the phones should be SonOfSam, Sam-Song, Swan Song, and Amy Called. hehehe

  2. By SUKUMAR HAOBAMNovember 11, 2007 at 2:32 pm

    Thanks a lot for such a wonderful news. I can share to my fellow friends regarding this news and update. Since we get so cheap and fake products in our place

  3. By alistair hubbardMay 26, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    bought amycall mt6227 from a mate at work who purchased 2 of these phones from china the phone drivers are not there is the phone i have bought a complete waste of time email me back

  4. By ZUZA HIMANISeptember 9, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    We don't want feck phones you see phones are expensive in some places so if they bring feck ones then thats no good any thanks for the notice i waill tell my friends aswell.

  5. By kais alhussainiOctober 22, 2008 at 12:30 am

    dear sir
    I need technical informations for a phone made in china,samsung ,flying
    there is a technical problem,the phone is locked on ear phone,I am an instrument engineer I have checked with some maintenace shops they cannot solve the problem i will be trying to solve it but i need some details of the hard ware
    I will be greatfull if you can assist

    best regards
    kais alhussaini

  6. By Nick MicarJune 14, 2009 at 4:13 am

    A fake by definition is something that is labelled EXACTLY and looks IDENTICAL to the origional product.

    Panasonic tried legal action against Palsonic in the 80's because of close name branding and similar products. A court ruled that because no propriety features have been copied. Funny enough the publics view on some of Palsonic's products is that they're too bland to be passed off as Panasonic's anyway!

    If these Chinese companies however are purposely manufacturing with the intention to be mistaken for the origional brand however…..stuff em! Lets hope they lose big time and have to pay Samsung!

  7. By palabattleNovember 8, 2009 at 7:46 am

    Recently, there are many brands of China or Singapore Mobile Phones and almost of them are fake mobile phones with cheap price. The article beneath will give some information about the harmful things of China and Singapore fake mobile phone.

    Fake Mobile Phone Made In China and Reasons Why We Should Not Use It

    iPhone Hocamdao (iPhone H? C?m ?ào), a name given to China fake mobile phone in Vietnam, or many copy brands mobile phone from Samsung, Nokia, LG etc… All of them often have no manufacturing license and warranty. They have no operation system and java support (j2me), many functions on these mobile often hard set up on system and unable to set up more if customer want to. Although these mobile phones have cheap price with many interested functions and good trading, but there are many complex and intricate things that make China fake mobile phone become a big trouble for customers.

    First of all, camera function of fake mobile from China has only 1.2 – 2 mega pixels although the statistic on its cover stretches that its ability is more than 3 – 5 mega pixels. Also, the real quality of its taken pictures is worse than those of the regular cell phone with the same mega pixel statistic. In addition, the zoom function in camera has problems, the function is showing in the cell phone but uncontrolled; it is just a fake function and useless. Furthermore, the size of the taken pictures is really just about 384 x 256 for maximum size although it shows that the size for pictures is 640 x 480. Finally, there are some more functions for user to correct the quality of pictures but they have no effected.

    Secondly, the slide show of pictures on these fake mobile phones has only effective for some type of digital pictures like bmp, gif, jpg and png; but the png and gif are only expressed in these mobile phones with the size 640 x 480. In addition, only every digital picture has slow quality which is about not over 800 x 600 size and limited amount of colors could be able to manifest in these phones. Therefore, some of digital pictures which are made by Photoshop or digital camera are not able to exist in these fake mobile phones. Finally, if the customers want to obtain these digital pictures for their mobile phone, they must be correct the quality of digital pictures before install them into their phone.

    Thirdly, the music player function on fake mobile phones has no ability for playing wma files. Wma file is a most common type of digital music on other music player equipments. So it is a big gap for music player on fake mobile phones. Finally, they are able to play some types of digital music like acc, au, mid, mp3 but unable to stick the time while playing music.

    Fourthly, the video player function on these mobile phones has bad quality and difficult for users. It is nearly impossible for users who are not good in information technology. The video player only plays 3gp and mp4 video files with the quality are not over 20 frames per second, a slowest quality of digital video. In addition, the video player also plays the video file incorrect time dual to the sound and pictures. Also, it is picky in playing video files which able to play on other mobile phones. Therefore, if the customers want to play the video files on these mobile, they must correct the quality of them before install into their mobile phone; it also take a lot of time to correct the video files on computer. Finally, there are some more functions in video player of fake mobile phones like equalize the bright, contract and auto repeat of video, but they are uncontrolled; there is only auto repeat video player has effective, and the others are ineffective.

    Fifthly, games on these fake mobile phones mean nothing in its functions; because the phones don’t support java, so how games could be being on them? Of course these mobile phones are also unable to install games any more. Most of China fake mobile phones are using many model functions, so the games for them must be suitable for its system; that why these fake mobile phones haven’t game for playing because the unable to installed. If there are some of fake mobile phones have some available games on their system, so they could be played; if not, the customers are unable to install games any more.

    Sixthly, GPRS connecting couldn’t be installed on these fake cell phones because they originally don’t support GPRS themselves. There are many ads declare that these fake mobile telephone could use GPRS and even there are some functions for installing GPRS on these mobile phones, but when we attempt to install GPRS for these cell phones, it doesn’t effect, nothing can’t be done. As a result, these fake cell phones its self unable to use GPRS anymore; by the way, these cell phones couldn’t access internet either.

    Seventhly, the sound on these fake cell phones is very small and boor quality. When using the cell phones in public place, it almost unable to hear its voice because its sound cannot get overthrow noises. Therefore, audio files must be increase the level of sound before install into the cell phone; often the audio files increased 3 or 6 times higher than original sound. But although the audio file is already increased its sound, it also makes a lot of noise or cracked voice during its playing just because the sound is over increased and break its voice structure. In addition, there are some functions in the cell phone to increase the quality of its sound like Classical, Treble, Party, Pop, Rock etc. but they don’t effective. Finally, due to the trouble of its sound, the fake cell phone is hard to make a conversation at public places; so the customers must be but the cell phone next to their ear to hear its voice although they using the hi-free.

    Eighthly, the search contact function on these fake cell phones has some trouble too. For example, when user enters the key words for searching, the result often shows the wrong contact although user input right the name of finding contact. Therefore, users sometime must use the original search contact function stay deep in the cell phones to search the contact they want. So it takes a lot of time for using this function.

    Ninthly, the eBook reader function on these fake cell phones is boor quality; it only read txt file, a file that content word or number as text script using on computer, and no longer able to read other types of eBook. So it is poorly to transfer other type of eBook into txt file; also all of the formats of text script will gone out if we transfer the eBook into txt file.

    Tenthly, television function on cell phones is a key to appeal a lot of customers for using the hi-tech cell phones; but in fake cell phones, this function is very poor quality, it doesn’t catch any basic channels although the signal is in good condition. Even though we but the fake cell phone next to the television station, it also cannot catch any signal too. In addition, even the cell phone its self has an antenna, the signal is obtained and the cell phone able to process the television, but its scene doesn’t in good condition, because it is very shocked and every frame distant in one second.

    Finally, the ten events about China fake mobile phone just mentioned above makes a caution about the harmful of fake mobile phone in market today. Fake mobile phones and other fake products from China make a lot of trouble for customers inside and outside our country today, so we should look carefully and pay more attention for our purchasing in market today. This article its self makes a picture about the damaging effect of fake cell phone from China and Singapore to caution customers and help customers to point out the bad side of China fake mobile phone.

    Regard

  8. By ciaran keeganMarch 24, 2010 at 5:16 am

    Item number: 320505007626 i found this "htc diamond 2" i found this item on ebay i belive this phone is a counterfeit,the camera on the original is 5Megapixels but on this is 2 Megapixels … ciaran

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