Samsung recently unveiled it's Galaxy S9 / S9 Plus to world cramming in top-of-the-line features including an industry first variable aperture camera. Besides, the device is also said to boast one the best displays used in a smartphone. But new reports suggest otherwise.
Few Galaxy S9 Plus users have taken to the web to report issues with the way colors appear on their phone's display. According to SamMobile, many complaints on the forums are related to a specific 'black crush.' This is an issue where the display has problems presenting different shades of dark colors - instead of displaying the dark sections of the video, the screen shows black blocks or pixelated images. However, the problem isn't with all the Galaxy S9 Plus units.
Fortunately, for users who have encountered the issue, it can be resolved through a software fix. Also, this isn't the first time this issue has been reported on a high-end smartphone. Previously, Google Pixel 2 users also reported the same issue which was later fixed through a software update.
Samsung is yet to roll out a fix for the issue, Plus users on the XDA Developers forums were able to improve the screen quality using an app called Screen Balance. This could be a good solution for users until Samsung provides a software fix.
Samsung has one of the best displays in the smartphone industry, and this might be a very small hurdle in the way. In fact, companies such as Apple also buys the OLED panels for its iPhone X from Samsung. The South Korean company was expected to rake in around $22 billion in revenue this year by supplying OLED panels to Apple. Since it was the only company that supplied the display panels for the iPhone, they charged a premium amount to Apple. Well, this might not be the same for the next iPhone.
After the iPhone X saw a decline in sales and demand, has reportedly forced the company to lower the sales cost and cut down component orders from its suppliers, which also includes Samsung. To make things worse, Chinese manufacturers didn't move to OLED panels after the launch of iPhone X, as Samsung expected. This resulted in excess production capacity for Samsung.