Recently there was indeed a lot of fuss being made from the design flaw in the iPhone 6. This design flaw was dubbed #bendgate and was pretty much used as a marketing ploy by various companies. This includes Apple’s rival in the phone industry Samsung. However it now looks like Samsung may be suffering from a slight dose of ‘whatever goes around comes back around’.
This is because Samsung’s flagship phablet – Galaxy Note 4 has been suffering from a design flaw where there is a considerable space between the screen and phone’s casing. It has been reported that the gap is large enough to fit in a business card or even 2 sheets of A4 paper.
Hopefully though as this phone has not yet been launched globally Samsung may be able to resolve the issue before it blows out of proportion. But maybe it is already too late? Who knows! Lets wait and see if #gapgate becomes as popular as #bendgate and whether Apple would hit back at Samsung with a marketing ploy of their own!
It turns out in the Galaxy Note 4 Manual, it states under the troubleshooting section:
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.
Looks like Samsung were aware of this after all and apparently it is a ‘feature’ not a defect. Doesn’t sound like a feature I personally want to be honest!