Samsung: Galaxy Note 4 ‘Gapgate’ is a ‘Feature’, Not Manufacturing Defect [VIDEO]

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Do you even gap? Earlier this week Samsung users noted how the new Galaxy Note 4 came with a wide gap around the display and frame, allowing room for a business card to be inserted.

This apparent manufacturing defect had many alluding this to be Samsung’s ‘gap-gate’, referring to the recently overblown iPhone 6 ‘bend-gate’ issue.

Now, according to Android Central, that gap is actually a “manufacturing feature” of the device, according to the Galaxy Note 4’s instruction manual, hidden away on page 180 in 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.

A Samsung spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal the following:

The reported issue does not impact the functionality or quality of the Galaxy Note 4. We assure our customers that all Galaxy Note 4 units meet our strict manufacturing and quality control standards.

In other words, Samsung is saying you’re reading the manual wrong. This gap is actually a business card holder!

YouTube channel DIectronics puts ‘gap gate’ to the test and was able to fit a bookmark and business card into the so-called gap—check it out below:

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There goes Samsung copying Apple again with its own ‘gap gate’.

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