While Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are considered as the best ever devices that Samsung has ever made, it has now been proved that every good thing has its bad side.
Although not bad as it may seem, there is a new discovery that puts Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge owners at a very awkward position. With all the finesse of bringing together metal and glass that a device can ever get, Samsung failed to get one thing right.
According to some emerging reports, it seems Samsung Galaxy S7 and its larger counterpart Galaxy S7 Edge are prone to scratches. Of course, the device has an IP68 rating which protects it against things like water and dust, however, it seems there is nothing that can stop the phone’s home button from being damaged from heavy scratches.
These reports have further been backed by claims from those at Phone Arena. According to the tech site, the new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge units they use in their offices are currently covered in heavy scratches. In addition, the crew claims that these devices have never been used outside of their casings or even subjected to any physical abuse. To make things clearer, the report was backed by some photos that show the scratch-full home button of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Damage has no significant effect on the phones
Apart from the fact that both Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will lose the meaning of being slammed with price tags of $700+, the scratches on the phones’ home button do not have any significant effect on the performance of the devices. This means that the fingerprint embedded in the home button still works perfectly.
But what about those who have held their devices with such high regards, ensuring that they don’t even get to the ground in the name of “accidental drops?” Well, this will probably tarnish the image of the company, especially if it did not (or did) use some kind of material to ensure that this kind of thing doesn’t happen.
This is not the first time a Samsung Galaxy smartphone will be facing similar accusations. Last year’s Galaxy Note 5 was met with the same criticism, but at least this one took some months before finally beginning to show these scratches. However, things might not go down well with Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, especially since other devices such as LG G5 and even iPhone 6S don’t show the same problem.