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Samsung Galaxy S6 Has Bad Defect: Will iPhone Fans Rejoice?

The Samsung Galaxy S6 seems like a smartphone for the ages. However, as BGR points out, the initial units of Samsung’s new smartphone have a major screen defect.

BGR uses information from Asia Today to determine that the edges of Samsung’s displays do not register touches — at all. The problem is a much bigger issue on the Galaxy S6 model than on the Galaxy S6 Edge. BGR is correct in stating that the issue is more serious because it can’t be fixed with a software issue; it’s all about the hardware. They reached out to Samsung but have not been given any comments as of Friday afternoon.

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge were revealed last Sunday and both have received mostly positive first impression reviews. Trusted Reviews believes the updated Galaxy S6 is definitely an improvement over last year’s version.

“The Galaxy S5 was a great phone overall, but it fell short on materials and design. This year’s flagship looks familiar, but it feels more like the premium phone its price demands and answers those criticisms that we had of last year’s phone.”

Chris Velazco of Engadget seems to like the Galaxy S6 Edge more than the Galaxy S6.

“If looks could kill, I’d be dead right now. To absolutely no one’s surprise, the Galaxy S6 edge is going to get the lion’s share of attention here at MWC, and probably over the weeks and months that’ll follow. It’s absolutely beautiful — easily the best-looking, best-feeling phone Samsung has ever made.”

It seems like many iPhone fans are taking joy in Samsung’s new hardware mess, especially at MacRumors. Then again, Samsung fans laughed at the faux iPhone “Bendgate” controversy. The fighting over iPhone and Galaxy S fans has been going on for years. It’s a sport. However, Apple doesn’t really have anything to lose now, where Samsung is finding itself teetering on irrelevance after the slow sales of the Galaxy S5. As Bidness Etc. states, Samsung has a clear chance to gain ground now since Apple will not be releasing an iPhone until September.

Samsung has upset some consumers by doing away with the removable battery and microSD card slot on the Galaxy S6. However, this shouldn’t hurt sales; the iPhone hasn’t exactly suffered without having a removable battery and SD card slot. Samsung needs to stay away from the petty commercials that insult Apple and just concentrate their marketing on why the new Galaxy S6 can do more than any other smartphone. Let’s hope the screen defect on the Galaxy S6 is fixed before its official consumer release in April.

[Photo Credit: YouTube Screen Capture]