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LG V20 “ShatterGate”: What is going on?

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By 1sagain5:11 pm November 2, 2016

LG V20 “ShatterGate”: What is going on?

 

2016 seems to be a circus for smart phone makers starting with the discontinuation of the Note 7 device for being fire prone. A growing controversy is starting to grasp a new flag ship device that was just released, known as the LG V20.

The LG V20 is a fantastic device manufactured by LG which replaces the LG V10 device. The device features a secondary ticker screen, dual camera system on the back, metallic body, fast snapdragon 820 SoC, replaceable batteries, and a big screen.

Unfortunately, several reports show that the LG V20’s camera glass shatter’s upon small drops, scratches, and possibly from simply putting the phone down.

A Reddit Thread which was created by xAmorphous began gathering all relevant cases which includes youtube user JerryRigEverything’s stress test video which showed the camera unit cracking after a simple scratch test.

A user on Android Central also reported that the camera glass shattered after dropping the phone 2.5 feet on carpet. The troubling fact was that the phone was encased in a strong Otterbox case.

The Reddit thread contains various other cases of similar shattergate situations. The LG V20 is supposed to feature the MIL-STD-810 standard (shock – resistant certification) so the camera glass should not be shattering. As the news is still rather fresh we are assuming that it is a handful of LG V20 units that are affected. We hope to see how LG will react and rectify the situations for those select few, if not them all.