When you buy a flagship phone, you expect it to last a minimum of 2-3 years with no unforeseen hardware issues cropping up. However, many Samsung Galaxy S20 owners have found themselves sure a rude shock as their phone’s display has suddenly died on them.
This is not the primary time a premium Samsung phone has developed sudden display issues. However, one would expect Samsung to unravel these issues by now, especially since it’s the planet leader of AMOLED displays for smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Displays Are Suddenly Dying
As reported by SamMobile, several Galaxy S20 series owners have taken to varied online forums, including Reddit, to complain about the display on their device suddenly dying on them.
Users report first seeing scan lines on their Galaxy S20’s display, which progressively worsens until the show completely turns white or green. This effectively renders the device unusable because the user isn’t ready to see anything on display.
The issue primarily seems to affect the costlier Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra variants. It’s unclear why the difficulty is occurring, though it does appear as if a hardware one.
A Samsung forum moderator recommended you affected Galaxy S20 owners else their device in safe mode and reset it. However, the answer doesn’t seem to figure, which isn’t surprising since this seems like a low-level hardware issue. Some users have reported facing problems similar to older Galaxy devices, just like the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9.
This is not the sole hardware issue that Samsung Galaxy S20 owners have faced thus far. A lawsuit against Samsung alleges that it’s used faulty camera glass on the Galaxy S20, which may shatter unexpectedly.
Display Replacement Seems to Be the sole Solution.
The only solution that seems to possess worked for many Galaxy S20 owners is to require their device to the closest Samsung service center and obtain the display replaced. That’s an upscale solution, especially if your phone is out of warranty, as you’ll then need to buy the display replacement from your pocket.
If you own a Samsung Galaxy S20+ or Galaxy S20 Ultra, there’s not much you’ll do except hope that the difficulty doesn’t happen on your unit. And if it does, a minimum of occurs within the warranty period so that you’ll get the display replaced for free of charge.
Samsung has not yet acknowledged the difficulty, and it remains to be seen if it’ll do so and replace the displays on affected Galaxy S20 units for free of charge.