The Galaxy Note 4 screen gap is a required design feature

Reports have surfaced about the Note 4 after it has launched in Korea that surround a gap that seems to be between the screen and the metal trim, large enough to be noticeable.

Whilst it seems that the issue is only affecting a few devices at the moment, Samsung actually addresses the issue in the manual for the Galaxy Note 4 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.

So whilst it seems only a few devices are reported to be problematic, it seems that it is actually a required manufacturing feature, and is actually a characteristic of the device.

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