In a grim reminder of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle, now, people with review units of Google Pixel 2 XL are reportedly encountering display burn-in issues. Also called screen burn, this issue happens when there is a permanent discolouration on a portion of smartphone’s screen caused by irregular pixel usage. Also Read - Google's offline dinosaur game in new Olympics avatar: Here's how to can play
“The Pixel 2 XL screen has been designed with an advanced POLED technology, including QHD+ resolution, wide colour gamut, and high contrast ratio for natural and beautiful colors and renderings,” Android Central quoted a Google spokesperson as saying late Sunday. Also Read - Timex Helix Smart 2.0 with temperature sensor, heart rate sensor launched: Details here
“We put all of our products through extensive quality testing before launch and in the manufacturing of every unit. We are actively investigating this report.”
The screen burn-in issue was first highlighted on Twitter by Alex Dobie from Android Central who tweeted: “That’s some pretty wild OLED burn-in on the Pixel 2 XL after maybe 7 days of full-time use.”
“Multiple people have noticed that when you look at the smartphone’s screen with a gray background, you can see faint outlines of the phone’s navigation buttons on the bottom,” The Verge reported.
It could be a genuine screen burn-in problem, say reports, and can become a deal-breaker for potential buyers.