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Pixel 3 users are complaining of flickering display issue

Some users have complained that the issue began after the November security update.

  • Published: November 14, 2018 9:12 AM IST
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The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL had quite a few issues when it launched, many of which have been already addressed by Google, but there are still quite a few chinks in its armor that need to be fixed. And newer issues seem to pop up as newer updates are installed on the devices. And now there is a new issue that has popped up for the Google Pixel 3 smartphone as some users complain that the display of the device keeps flickering and assume that it is related to the ambient display sensor.

The issues were listed on a Reddit thread known as r/GooglePixel where users talk about how the display brightness is inconsistent. Users reported that the issue caused the display to brightly light up in some parts while the other portions are dimly lit. Users are assuming that this is connected to the ambient display sensor which may be malfunctioning. There have been other devices that faced similar issues which were later fixed with software updates, and is these are verified, then Google will probably come up with a quick update to fix this issue.

One of the user who has been facing this issue, made a video of it where they turn off the display of the Pixel with the Ambient Display sensor turned on. As the user moves the device around the screen begins to flicker and the bottom portion of the Pixel 3 display lights up with a white light while the top remains as it is.

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Other users have reported similar issues on the Reddit or on Google forums. Some users claim that the problem began after installing the November security update though it is still to be confirmed if that is the real issue. There was a similar issue with the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL last year as well.

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  • Published Date: November 14, 2018 9:12 AM IST