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More Galaxy S20 Users Are Reporting Display Problems

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A couple of months ago, some Galaxy S20 users reported seeing a green or pink line running vertically across the screen. The problems seem to be escalating in recent weeks as more complaints are piling in on various online platforms, including the official Samsung Community forums and Twitter.

The lines start appearing randomly without any physical damage to the phones. There’s no one area where the lines are appearing, all three Galaxy S20 models are affected. Some users first encountered the issue after installing a new OTA (over the air) software update while others can’t relate it to any such possible trigger, News9 reports compiling user complaints on Twitter.

A few affected users have also reported that the lines expand to cover more screen real estate over time. Others are seeing multiple lines appear on the display. Samsung has yet to officially acknowledge this display problem on the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra.

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This follows another major issue with the Galaxy S20 display last year

There’s seemingly no end to the display issues on the Galaxy S20 phones. The phones have had problems with the screen right out of the box. Many users reported a green tint on their brand new flagship. While Samsung fixed that with software updates, the issues aren’t completely gone, it seems.

The latest reports follow another major issue that surfaced in the first half of 2021. It rendered many Galaxy S20 units useless. The origin of the problem was somewhat similar to this one. People saw some lines appear on the screen and gradually expand to cover the whole display. At this point, the display becomes unreadable, effectively rendering the phone useless.

From what it appears, the latest issue is a repeat of last year’s. Perhaps it’s a hardware problem with the Galaxy S20 phones and it’s affecting more units now. The only way out of it is a screen replacement. Unfortunately, the 2020 Samsung flagships have been selling for more than two years now and not many are likely under warranty today. So customers will have to bear the cost should they want to repair their Galaxy S20 screen.

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For Samsung, it somehow can’t get the better of hardware issues on its phones. From exploding batteries to broken screens, the Korean firm has seen it all. And despite making arguably the best smartphone displays, it sometimes unwittingly gets things wrong too. Hopefully, the issue on the Galaxy S20 series isn’t too widespread. Perhaps, more importantly, other Galaxy models aren’t affected by this display problem.

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