The brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is the latest phablet to receive “the gate” treatment. Android enthusiasts over in South Korea are complaining about a very noticeable gap (#Gapgate) between the screen and the walls of the case. South Korean tech site iTToday (via BGR) reported that Samsung sold out of its entire 30,000 Galaxy Note 4 units on its initial run. AndroidCentral reports that Samsung is well aware of the gap, and they mention in a statement released that the space is to be expected:
“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”
They also mentioned that the “issue does not impact the functionality or quality of the Galaxy Note 4.” Well, let’s hope that this is the case for all future customers who are interested in buying the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The first thing that comes to mind is the handsets ability to withstand dust and liquids with those noticeable gaps? We will have to wait for some feedback from users, but in the meantime check out the video by Unbox Therapy who managed to get their hands on one of the brand new Samsung phablets.