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The new Google Pixel 2 XL got all the gad­get geeks do their re­search thor­oughly and make up their minds whether they’d want to get it. With a larger screen space and an im­pres­sive cam­era, the phone seemed fault­less at first. The phone be­ing wa­ter­proof was like an ad­di­tional perk. The phone boasts of a unique lens fea­ture which helps you learn about your sur­round­ings mak­ing use of Google’s search data­base. Within a week of its re­lease, peo­ple al­ready had is­sues with the dis­play. For a mo­bile so re­cent in the mar­ket, Google seems to have blun­dered big time. Google is un­der fire for the grow­ing num­bers of le­gal as well as reg­u­la­tory set­backs. This par­tic­u­lar Pixel is­sue has the com­pany bit­ing its nails off. The phone al­ready had cus­tomers not be­ing sat­is­fied about its dis­play. Ex­ten­sive dis­cus­sions have taken place on the is­sue of grainy tex­ture and the blue tint on the screen. But the new is­sue is some­thing more than just that.


The new phone in town seems to have the burn-in is­sue crop­ping up and this is just within a week of its re­lease. Al­though not an un­com­mon oc­cur­ring in OLED phones, these is­sues crop up af­ter a suf­fi­cient amount of time. But since this has hap­pened in a week, it has raised a lot of eyes.

Say What?

Alex Do­bie from An­droid­cen­tral posted a pic­ture of Google Pixel 2 XL on his Twit­ter ac­count. It showed the nav­i­ga­tion keys on the screen even when it was not re­quired to. His tweet was “That’s some pretty wild OLED burn-in on the Pixel 2 XL af­ter maybe 7 days of full time use.” What seemed to be an iso­lated in­ci­dent was not re­ally the case. Tim Schiesser from Hard­ware Un­boxed and Techspot, ex­pe­ri­enced a sim­i­lar is­sue with his Pixel 2 XL. A spokesper­son from Google claims to be look­ing into the is­sue. He also claimed that all the units were put un­der ‘ex­ten­sive qual­ity test­ing’ be­fore the hand­sets were launched into the mar­ket. Google has promised to ac­tively look into the si­t­u­a­tion. It is un­clear about how long they will take to come out with a so­lu­tion for it. Even though OLED and P- OLED screen are known to have burn-in is­sues, not all the hand­sets are prone to get it. It is al­leged that the P- OLED dis­play was pro­vided to the Google Pixel 2 XL by LG. A sim­i­lar is­sue was there with Sam­sung phones as well. The pixel shift tech­nique solved the is­sues in their Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones. It is not cer­tain whether Google has made use of this tech­nol­ogy or not.

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