In a 30-minute investigative programme featuring interviews with consumers and repairmen, state-run China Central Television criticised Samsung for producing "faulty" smartphones, arguing that the manufacturer's Galaxy S and Note series handsets are liable to freeze-up due to a software problem.
The show also took aim at Samsung's warranty policy. It quoted the firm as saying it would investigate the issues raised.
The lengthy investigation into Samsung, the most popular smartphone brand in
Earlier this year, Chinese state media took aim at tech giant Apple, accusing the US company of "unparalleled arrogance" in its warranty policy and customer service in
The clampdowns are partly an official response to public frustration over high prices for imported goods, analysts say, but by singling out largely overseas firms they have raised alarm in the foreign business community.
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