CERTAIN Samsung smartphones may not be as water-proof as they claim to be 

Samsung Australia ran a marketing campaign that misled its consumers, according to a report by the Australian Competition 

Several of the tech devices were marketed as having the ability to function properly after being completely submerged in a pool 

This false information was spread via a total of nine adverts that ran in Australia between March 2016 and October 2018.

Samsung Australia’s water-resistance claims promoted an important selling point for these Galaxy phones 

Many consumers who purchased a Galaxy phone may have been exposed to the misleading ads before they made their decision to purchase a new phone 

The ACCC filed hundreds of complaints from consumers who said their phone experienced issues or stopped working entirely 

However, that rating only extends to freshwater – saltwater and chlorinated pool water are not included.