One of the most popular devices of this year – Samsung Galaxy S9 – has sadly been haunted by a display issue. And considering that Samsung has been manufacturing its own displays for over a decade, it has no one else to blame either. Despite being the best displays that produce deep blacks and rich colors on its AMOLED panels, the Galaxy S9 is reportedly facing several conflicting. Also Read - Top camera smartphones under Rs 20,000 in August 2021: Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, Moto G60 and more
As reported by The Android Soul, Samsung Galaxy S9 is apparently suffering from black crush and gradient banding issues. Some are also calling it the black color blending issue, or the black crush, or pixelated screen where the screen is showing the black color. Also Read - Google's Tensor chipset on Pixel 6 series will be manufactured by Samsung: Nikkei
This isn’t actually the first time this issue has been reported. It has experienced in the past by users, where the blacks in videos turned blocky and grainy. Also Read - Best battery smartphones under Rs 15,000: Redmi Note 10T, Realme Narzo 30 and more
Though, the degree of the black crush has been different for users. But because the problem is noticeable only in low brightness, some users have not even noticed it all this while.
It is not clear currently if the issue is hardware-intensive. Specially because black crush issue that was found in the Google Pixel devices arose after a software update. Which means, Samsung may just be able to fix the problem with a software update.
However, reportedly, even after the update, there are high chances that the issue may not go away entirely, given that the OLED panels work that way.
While there is no official fix to this yet, but for some users, increasing the warmth of the display and turning up the contrast to full has helped.