The Galaxy Note 7 is quite possibly the fastest Android you can buy right now, but it has a hard time keeping up with the iPhone. We’ve already watched it get beaten by the iPhone 6s, but Samsung’s new phablet is well and truly embarrassed by the iPhone 7.
Samsung’s obsession with taking advantage of the “dull” iPhone 7 is being blamed for the Galaxy Note 7’s exploding battery debacle. It’s thought the South Korean company rushed its latest flagship to capitalize on a potentially disappointing iPhone refresh.
Consumer Reports has called for an official recall of the Galaxy Note 7 following reports that some devices have exploded while charging. Samsung has already confirmed that some units are affected by a battery issue, but it hasn’t officially asked customers to return their devices.
After the “bendgate” saga that followed the iPhone 6 Plus generated so much interest, it was always inevitable that Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge — which are also made of metal — would be subjected to the same tests. And now even Samsung is doing its own to prove that its latest flagships aren’t as weak as others would have you believe.
Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with larger displays earlier this month, to better compete with Android manufacturers like Samsung and HTC.
Samsung announced a metal frame Android smartphone called the Galaxy Alpha earlier this month that looks very similar to the iPhone. Popular designer Martin Hajek, known for his iPhone concepts, today posted new 3D renders comparing the Galaxy Alpha with the iPhone 5s and the larger iPhone 6.