Ever since the Samsung Galaxy S6 and SGS6 edge were unveiled at MWC 2015, we’ve been wondering when exactly the first reports indicating some sort of issues with the devices will emerge. Don’t get us wrong, it’s not something personal against these new flagships (we kind of dig them), but truth of the matter is that no smartphone is perfect, and each one usually comes with its own quirks.
In the case of the Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 edge (at least so far), recent reports suggested that there might be something wrong with their displays, or rather, their ability to read touch inputs. More details right after the break.
Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 edge Display Issues
Yesterday, Korean publication “Asia Today” published a rather interesting article (accompanied by a video) regarding the Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 edge, where certain issues with these smartphones’ displays come to light.
Apparently, both handsets are affected by display issues near the bezels, in that they hardly register touch inputs (or handwriting / scribbling in this particular test) in the respective areas. The problem seems to be more prominent on the Samsung Galaxy S6, as a larger area of the screen appears to lack sensitivity (as you can tell from the screenshot above – SGS6 edge left / SGS6 right). Nevertheless the issue is present on the SGS6 edge too, only to a smaller degree, but either way one must wonder how these problems could affect the edge’s performance, given that the smartphone’s design encourages users to perform swipe gestures from the edge of the screen.
What makes matters worse is that, according to the source, Samsung might not be able to solve this touch issue with a software update. Reportedly this could be a hardware problem, in which case Samsung could either fix these problems by the time the Galaxy S6 & S6 edge go on sale, or solve the issue in future batches. Or I guess they could also ignore the problem, though that might not be in their best interest.
In any case, check out the video below for a quick demo on how these problems manifest themselves, and feel free to share your thoughts on the matter.