Samsung Galaxy S20 FE touch screen (ghost touch) issues come to light
One device that stands in the way of the Google Pixel 5’s success is the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE.
Make no mistake, the Pixel 5 is a great piece of hardware, but for the same $699, the Galaxy S20 FE has more to offer.
The 3-year Android OS updates no longer is a USP for Google Pixels now that Samsung is aboard this ship. The Galaxy S20 FE, although not currently in the One UI 3 beta program, will receive 3 OS updates.
Sure, there is the case of the Pixel 5 and excellent photography, but the S20 FE makes up for this with the premium Snapdragon 865 chipset alongside a telephoto lens to complement the standard and ultrawide shooters.
We all know Samsung phones have some of the best display panels and there is no arguing against the Super AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+-capable 6.5-inch panel on the S20 FE.
No denying that this is some top-level hardware. But even so, this excellent screen is still far from perfect, at least going by the multiple reports doing rounds in various forums.
I got this phone the day it came out and one day later I was having touchscreen issues. It repeatedly kept ghost touching in the bottom right corner that went away after a few minutes but I’ve also just been noticing general oversensitivity on the screen. Typing will often try to swipe type when I’m not trying to, scrolling hardly ever works if I’m not using my thumb to do so, and when I’m watching YouTube just slightly touching the edge of the screen will cause a touch on the screen. Is anyone else having this problem as well? I’ve seen a few other posts on the forum and if there are already this many within the first few days I’m thinking there might be some kind of manufacturing defect. TLDR: My phone’s digitizer is malfunctioning.
I’ve had my S20 FE 5G (T-Mobile) for a few days and I’ve noticed some odd touchscreen behavior and wanted to see if anyone is experiencing the same. This morning I woke up and the accidental touch protection kept being set off and I was getting phantom swipes anytime I tried to unlock the phone. I cleaned the screen thinking it was some dirt setting it off but it didn’t help. I struggled with it for awhile but eventually got it rebooted, fixing the issue. Just in general use I’ve been noticing it being oversensitive, picking up pokes as swipes, etc. I’m seeing similar issues on the Samsung website: Samsung
Anyone else having problems?
According to affected Galaxy S20 FE owners, it looks like the old ghost touch screen issues we’ve seen in many phones over time is back to haunt Samsung.
The fact that Samsung has yet to address the Galaxy S20 FE touch screen matter officially breeds room for this kind of speculation.
However, given that one affected user says the issue persists on a replacement unit, it could indeed be hardware-related.
At this point, though, it’s just a hunch and nothing concrete, so we wait to hear from Samsung. Hopefully, this does not end up becoming a stumbling block for a device that looks destined for greatness.
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