In a jerk move that smacks of Apple, Galaxy Note 3 so that some functions will not work if you are not using authentic overpriced Samsung accessories. The details are scarce at the moment, but Korean news service ET News have ''inside sources'' and Samsung has not not yet commented on the story's legitimacy.
If you have a Note 3 with a S-View cover made by anyone other than Samsung, you may find yourself unable to use Note 3 features you would normally be able to with the accessory, like starting or ending calls. Wireless charging is another feature that is apparently affected by the chip, meaning you will only be able to use induction charging on a Samsung Qi stand. The chip is recognized by the phone as authentic and full functionality is enabled. Any other accessories will limit functionality or not work at all.
Samsung sent the recognition chip out to its accessory manufacturers and made it compulsory to include it in any Note 3 accessories. Of course Samsung's line would be that it's for safety reasons and will maintain the integrity of your device by only letting it be used with original accessories. We all remember accessory blackmail for which Apple is renowned. Other cost-cutting, profit-boosting ideas include ditching the second battery and headphones from new smartphones.
How do you feel about this move by Samsung? Do you only use original accessories?
Source: ET News