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