News by Luke Jones on Wednesday October 01, 2014.
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Apple's "bendgate" has caused a juicy scandal in the tech world and given us all plenty to talk and laugh about over the last week. However, there was a hint on Monday that Samsung could be about to have its own hardware problems when it was revealed there is a gap between the display glass and the bezel on the Galaxy Note 4. This led some early owners of the Galaxy Note 4 to flag it up as a manufacturing defect as the gap is big enough to fit a piece of card between.However, Samsung had already explained the "defect" in the manual for the Galaxy Note 4, saying it is an intentional part of the design:
A small gap appears around the outside of the device case. This gap is a necessary manufacturing feature and some minor rocking or vibration of parts may occur. Over time, friction between parts may cause this gap to expand slightly.So forget about this being a manufacturing defect as it is actually a carefully thought out feature that allows the separate parts more room to move, at least according to Samsung. The company obviously knew that this gap may raise some questions, so felt compelled to unusually include an explanation the manual. The only question is whether we believe Samsung or not... what do you guys think? The Note 4 has already sold out of its pre-order run in South Korea, although that number was only thought to be around 30,000 units. The device will begin a massive roll out schedule throughout this month, eventually finding its way to 140 countries around the world. source: Samsung (PDF)
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