Samsung says Galaxy Note 4 screen gap is a 'necessary feature', Android

First Apple had to handle the anger of Bendgate, now Samsung’s got its own ‘-gate’ to stress over, following the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet in its native Korea.

According to reports in the South Oriental press, a few of the handsets have a little gap between the screen and the metal trim of the body. Worryingly, the gap appears huge enough to slot a business card into.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Gapgate, ipad

Samsung apparently addresses this issue in the handset’s manual. Android Central got that, under the ‘Repairing’ section, Samsung states: ‘This space is a necessary manufacturing function and some minor rocking or vibration of parts might happen.’

Futhermore: ‘Gradually, rubbing in between parts might cause this gap to broaden somewhat.’

Bridging the gap

Such an acknowledgement doesn’t seem to have actually quelled the uproar over what is now being called Gapgate, and Samsung has actually also decided to release a terse statement on the issue.

‘The reported issue does not impact the capability or quality of the Galaxy Note 4,’ an official Samsung representative informed Trusted Reviews.

‘We ensure our clients that all Galaxy Note 4 systems fulfill our rigorous manufacturing and quality control standards.’

The problem does not appear to have actually influenced South Oriental need for the phone. Samsung has sold out its whole 30,000 initial run.

The phone isn’t set to introduce in the UK until October 10 and, develop quality concerns aside, is readied to be a major draw for fans of plus-size phones.

The 5.7-inch Super AMOLED QHD gadget uses a 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 805 processor and 3GB of RAM. There’s a 16MP rear-facing electronic camera and 32GB of area upgradeable to 128GB with a microSD card.