Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been hailed as the most beautiful smartphone to see the light this 2016. The handset packs an excellent design that takes after the Galaxy S7 Edge, with the same curved dual-edge design for the cutting edge display and top-notch specs under the hood.
The Galaxy Note 7 also came in with a number of new features, some of which have been highlighted by many experts in their reviews for the flagship. One of these standout features is the iris scanning technology that Samsung says is 100 times safer than using a fingerprint scanner. Even though some have labeled this feature as a mere gimmick, once you get used to it, you will definitely miss it if taken away for one minute.
This happens to be the first time a Galaxy smartphone has come in with iris scanning technology, but this is not the only first-timer on this Galaxy Note 7. You will also come across another debutant – Corning Gorilla Glass 5. This is the technology that protects the 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display screen of the phone as well as the glass back from getting scratched, shuttering or even breaking in cases of accidents.
In a surprising turn of events, the Gorilla Glass 5 that is meant to keep the Galaxy Note 7 unharmed in cases of accidental drops and falls has been discovered to be in fact more vulnerable than the previous Gorilla Glass 4, something that contradicts with Corning’s touting of the new technology. In a video posted on YouTube, the Galaxy Note 7 did not fare on well during the test, something that Corning has come out in defense of its screen protection technology.
According to a report coming from Android Authority, Corning argues that the YouTuber’s test is not industry-certified. The company further stresses that they are not aware of the kind of load the tester used when trying to scrap the Galaxy Note 7 and other phones. It argues that the video only proves that using a harder material against a softer material will lead to “metallic transfer”, something the company believes is not unusual in any case.
Whether this test will prove valid or not can only be told with time. In addition, whether Corning’s response is just a mere defense for its failed technology will also be discovered with time, but for now, better get a protective case to use on your new Samsung Galaxy Note 7, just in case it is indeed vulnerable to scratches.
Will you still go for the Galaxy Note 7 in the event of this discovery? Or you already have one? Please let us know in the comments.