G’s OLED panels have another problem

The Pixel 2 and 2 XL are considered the top
Android phones currently available, but the 2 XL is experiencing a number of
display issues. Along with a strange blue shift at certain angles and
graininess, the 2 XL is now experiencing burn-in on devices that are only a
week or two old.

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courtesy of Ars Technica.

Android
Central
first reported the issue, displaying a picture
of the Pixel 2 XL with a comment about the image retention surrounding the
navigation bar. Soon after, a number of reports of burn-in displays began
surfacing.

Users are also reporting
a high-pitched noise produced by both Pixel 2 models. Some users observed that
turning off NFC fixes the clicking sound, but the high-pitched one remains. Google
Support did confirm that a fix will be issued for both problems.

The search giant issued the following
statement, ensuring that it was investigating the allegations:

The
Pixel 2 XL screen has been designed with an advanced POLED technology,
including QHD+ resolution, wide color gamut, and high contrast ratio for
natural and beautiful colors and renderings. 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.

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Image
courtesy of Ars Technica.

While a screen burn-in at this level is not
enough to render the phone unworkable, it does impact devices like Google’s
Daydream View headset with the smartphone.

Nonetheless, it’s been a difficult couple of
weeks for Google’s hardware department. In addition to the display issues with
the Pixel 2 XL, the Google Home Mini shipped with a top touch surface that was
so flawed, the company had to permanently disable it.

Source: Ars
Technica