It was during last month when some owners of Google’s Pixel 2 smartphone started complaining of a weird buzzing sound emanating from the device’s ear piece, especially when taking a phone call. And interestingly enough, there were other strange noises too, including a high pitch noise and what sounds like a ticking clock.
Google’s current flagship device offering, the Pixel 2 XL, reportedly has a burn-in issue with its screen. For those not familiar with the term burn-in, it is what happens when traces of an image still get displayed on the screen even with the image itself is no longer being actively shown. Android Central was one of the first to spot the issue, and various users have since started discussing it on forums just like XDA Developers.
iPhone owners now have more reason to take good care of their devices. The prices for screen repair services of Apple’s smartphones have risen by twenty bucks. Apparently, the tech giant has chosen to introduce the changes in pricing quietly, but iOS mobile users have since taken to Reddit some time during the weekend to sound the alarm for fellow iPhone owners.
Back in April earlier this year, DisplayMate had named Samsung’s flagship device, the Galaxy S8, as the smartphone with the first ever A+ grade in terms of the quality of the display. More than four months later, the firm is now recognizing the screen of the South Korean tech giant’s latest phablet offering, the Galaxy Note 8, as the one to beat.
As far back as April earlier this year, there were already rumors that LG might be preparing to release a high profile smartphone that is fitted with an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display screen (even a curved one at that). Well, the South Korean tech giant has finally confirmed that it is indeed planning to debut an OLED screen smartphone, and as a matter of fact, its next smartphone is going to be exactly that.
Samsung probably can argue that it is responsible for making curved, edge to edge displays fashionable, especially with its more recent Galaxy lineup of smartphone devices. But soon, it will not be able to boast of being the only one phone maker to offer such stylish screens. Another South Korean mobile giant, LG, is also looking to join in on the curvy fun.
According to a recent report published by Yonhap News, Google is said to be planning to pour an $880 million investment (at least) in LG Display in order to increase the production of OLED display screens for its Pixel devices. The aim of the move is to find a reliable supplier of panels so that the tech giant can minimize its reliance on Samsung Display. Instead of simply striking a purchase contract, the tech giant is reportedly willing to ink a strategic deal with LG.
According to a report recently published by South Korean publication The Bell, Apple is apparently considering putting OLED display screens on all of its iPhone models by 2019. To date, rumors are already circulating that this year’s highly awaited iPhone 8 will sport an OLED display on an edge to edge screen.
According to a report posted by Forbes, Samsung apparently published a support page for the Galaxy S8 Plus on its official website for the Indian mobile market (the content of the page has since been removed). Although the South Korean phone maker has not confirmed it yet, the support page might be considered by some as a solid sign that Android fans can expect a Galaxy S8 as well as a bigger Galaxy S8 Plus to be launched later this year.
Here is some interesting bit of news for customers of Verizon Wireless who do not have mobile phone insurance yet -- the biggest mobile operator in America has announced an open enrollment period for all of its existing subscribers to its Total Mobile Protection plans, which have now been updated to include same day repair for damaged display screens.
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