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.
It appears that Google’s Pixel 2 XL is not the only flagship device out there with reported screen related issues. A number of iPhone X owners are saying that their units are displaying an unusual straight vertical green colored line on the right side of the screen (other reports claim the line is on the left side).
Google has recently rolled out a new security patch that comes with fixes for screen related issues currently being reported with regards to the company’s Pixel 2 XL flagship device. Specifically, this latest update should protect against burn-in issues and offer expanded options in terms of color saturation (as earlier promised).
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.
The past few days have seen several reports of an issue with one of Google’s flagship offerings this year, the impressive Pixel 2 XL. The issue in particular revolves around the device’s screen, which appears to be exhibiting muted hues and a rather curious bluish tint. Others have also reported a grainy texture that shows up on the screen when one scrolls down web pages
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.
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