The latest scratch test done on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 appeared to have just proven that the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is not that reliable after all.
It can be noted that this particular feature of the smartphone from the South Korean tech giant has been among the top assets that were given a media hype.
With this as the phone’s competitive advantage, many, if not all, consumers could have really banked on this promise when they bought the unit. Considering this, would consumers in Europe still decide to get the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 once it is out in the continent on Sept. 2?
The smartphone was first released in the United States on Aug. 19. With the release of a video testing the scratch-free feature of the mobile device’s Corning Gorilla Glass 5, fans seemed to be disappointed.
According to Phone Arena, “it only takes a 3 hardness pick to scratch the Gorilla Glass 5 compared to 5 or 6 hardness pick that’s required to scratch the previous version of the glass.”
However, Corning immediately came out with a statement addressing the result of the test one on Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
“The hardness pick that was used in the video was a 3, that’s considerably softer than the glass material,” the company said three days after the video was released. “Oftentimes when you have a softer material like that, and depending on what kind of loads you have used, you tend to see material transfer on the test substrate.”
“Material transfer on the test substrate is not necessarily a scratch but it can appear to the untrained eye as a pretty visible scratch.”
Meanwhile, GSM Arena reported on Friday that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was just unveiled in China. It was shared, though, that it only comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, contrary to the expectation of 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
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