These days, it’s close to impossible for phone makers to release a product without it leaking first. Samsung is, to no one’s surprise, one of those brands. But it looks like the South Korean tech giant is taking pretty strong measures against this.
Max Jambor of German site All About Samsung tweeted that the phone maker has started using copyright claims against images and videos of its unreleased products. He also says that these will start disappearing within the next few days, and “that this is just the beginning”. This is quickly followed by a link to a removed YouTube video, presumably by the outlet.
— Max Jambor (@MaxJmb) July 7, 2021
Prominent leaker Evan Blass said separately that it’s not a good idea to embed tweets about Samsung leaks. He also suggested that, while he may continue to tweet about them, he is unlikely to leave them up indefinitely. This tweet follows his posting of a 360-degree render of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE.
It's not a good idea to embed these tweets. With Samsung taking more aggressive action against leaked material, it doesn't make sense to leave the tweets up indefinitely.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 7, 2021
In a reply to a separate tweet, Jambor says that Samsung is only going after the origins of the leaks. This suggests that others that cover the leak will likely be unaffected.
Overall, this does suggest that leaks regarding Samsung products will be less frequent. Though chances are this won’t stop it entirely. After all, the internet never truly forgets. Even if the source of a leak is struck down, someone else will likely have it duplicated and reposted shortly after.