Google To Fix Pixel 6 Pro Screen Flicker Issue In December

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While retail stores are working on getting Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro units to customers, some users are experiencing some weird issues with the display. Not too long ago, some users on Reddit have come forth with this strange flickering on the display and a strange green tint. Google acknowledged the issue and will be issuing an update; however, it will take a while.

The Pixel 6 Pro screen flicker is barely subtle but noticeable

The screen flickering problem plagues a handful of peoples’ handsets, and it’s prevalent enough to catch Google’s attention. Users are noticing a strange flickering on the display when the power button is pressed. According to a video that one user posted, it’s a quick flash of green that lights up the screen ever so slightly.

What’s fortunate is that this issue only happens when the display is powered off. We’ve yet to get any word on this happening while the screen is on.


Display flickering when pressing start button while phone is off from Pixel6

There’s also a green tint to the display

Along with this minor screen flickering, users are also reporting a green tint to their displays. This issue is a bit different as, while the flicker is unique to the Pixel 6 phones, the green tint has been affecting other Pixels. According to Android Central, there were a few Pixel 5a and Pixel 4XL users who also reported this problem. Since this issue isn’t really widespread, it shouldn’t discourage you from buying a Pixel 6 if you’re considering it.


A fix is coming, but it’s going to be a while

Even though these issues are slight, they caught Google’s attention, and the company stated that it’s issuing an update. The only issue is that Pixel owners are going to need to wait at least a month for it. Google said that the fix is coming with the next security update which will drop in December. There haven’t been any other complaints about the screens on these phones.

If you’re considering getting a Pixel 6, here’s what you need to know

The Pixel 6 phones have been positively received by reviewers and users. The Pixel 6 is the base model and it starts at $599. This phone has a 6.4-inch 1080p+ AMOLED display that runs at 90Hz. It has 8GB of RAM and up to 265GB of storage. It has a 50-megapixel main camera with a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera. Keeping the lights on is a 4,616mAh battery.

The Pixel 6 Pro has a few boosted specs. This $899 handset has a 6.7-inch 1440p+ AMOLED that runs at 120Hz. It has more RAM at 12GB and tops out at 512GB of storage. The Pro variant has the same main and ultrawide cameras, but it has a 4x telephoto camera. Keeping the lights on is a slightly bigger 5,000mAh battery.