Oh dear. The first wave of dual-core smartphones isn’t getting off to a very good start. Recently we’ve heard about the BSOD issue plaguing users of the LG Optimus 2X. Now it’s Samsung’s turn to throw a spanner in the proverbial works. The works being, uhm, enjoyment of dual-core smartphones.
Samsung prides itself on its vibrant Super AMOLED display technology, which allows screens to be viewed easily even in direct sunlight. But it’s the Samsung Galaxy S II's display that seems to be causing a number of users grief, according to this thread on xda-developers.
The OP explains: “the left side (about 1/3) of my screen changes the colour of the image to a more yellowish tint. This seems to happen just when the brightness is quite low, and tends to disappear when close to 100%.
“It is rather subtle, but can be seen where there's white text on a darker background (white characters become darker the closer they are to the left border), or when looking at an uniform colour.”
The posts now number in the hundreds, with a plethora of users apparently facing the same issue. Another forum member added: "After reading this and other threads i also noticed the yellow/dark left side. It's very faint but still its there and noticeable, especially when texting. Its driving me nuts now. I see it every time something gray appears."
Samsung has yet to comment officially.
Coming soon: spontaneously combusting HTC Sensations.
via: Know Your Mobile