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Users allege Samsung falsely inflated screen pixel count of Galaxy devices

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 7, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Consumers have filed a class-action lawsuit against Samsung Electronics America Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. LTD over allegations they falsely inflate the screen pixel count and resolution on several of their devices.

Wai Kuen Chu, Kun Soo Kim, Donny Vallejo, Manuel Trinidad and Richard Lee filed a complaint on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated on Dec. 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Samsung Electronics America Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. LTD alleging violation of the New York False Advertising Law and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege the defendants falsely advertising the number of pixels on their Pentile phones and tablets, which include the Galaxy A9, Galaxy S9, Note 9 and others.

"All of defendants’ nominal pixel resolution counts misleadingly count false pixels as if they were true pixels. The products’ screens do not use true pixels at all," the suit states.

The plaintiffs allege they relied on the defendants' false marketing when making their purchases and allege the defendants have been unjustly enriched.

The plaintiffs hold Samsung Electronics America Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. LTD responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to reveal material facts and information about their products.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendants, maintain class action, restitution and disgorgement, declaratory relief, interest, attorneys’ fees and costs, and other relief as the court may deem just. They are represented by C.K. Lee and Anne Seelig of Lee Litigation Group PLLC in New York.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York case number 18-cv-11742

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