12.5 C
New York
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Home News Some Exynos Galaxy S20 Ultra owners are seeing a green tint of...

Some Exynos Galaxy S20 Ultra owners are seeing a green tint of the display


That the problem is seemingly exclusive to the Exynos variant does not bode well for the already poor reputation of Samsung’s in-house chips.

What you need to know

  • Owners of the Exynos variant of the Galaxy S20 Ultra are reporting seeing an annoying green hue on the display.
  • The April 2020 patch seemingly introduced the issue.
  • It tends to occur when the screen is set at both a high refresh rate and a low brightness level.

If concerns about its performance, power efficiency, overheating and autofocus issues weren’t enough to cement its status as an ‘inferior’ product, Samsung’s homemade SoC has another problem to deal with. Galaxy S20 Ultra owners are now reporting an unusual green tint showing up on the phone’s display, and the complaints seem to be exclusive to the Exynos variant of the phone, at least so far.

According to reports on Samsung’s community forums (via SamMobile), the issue occurs when device brightness is set below 30%, and the ultra-high 120Hz refresh rate is enabled. Increasing the brightness seemingly fixes the problem, in this case.

Thankfully, all indications point to a software issue, rather than a problem with the display itself, since the tint started appearing only after the April 2020 update and shows up only in certain apps. Affected apps include Samsung Pay, Camera, Calculator, Snapchat, Telegram, PUBG: Mobile, and Chrome.

This does mean that Samsung will likely be able to fix the issue by rolling out a patch in the future. However, the company has yet to officially acknowledge the issue and its support staff is merely offering run-of-the-mill troubleshooting advice to those affected, including suggestions to clear the cache of affected apps or resetting the phone. While the former has not helped users much, the latter could be a solution, as it would reset the software on the phone prior to the April 2020 update that seemingly caused the issue.

Get More Galaxy S20

Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ & S20 Ultra

From $1,000 at Samsung

  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra review
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+ review
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 review
  • The best Galaxy S20 cases
  • The best Galaxy S20 screen protectors
  • The best Galaxy S20+ cases
  • The best Galaxy S20 Plus screen protectors
  • The best Galaxy S20 Ultra cases
  • The best Galaxy S20 Ultra screen protectors


How to watch Hamilton online: Stream the critically acclaimed musical on July 3

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton is coming soon to the TV in your living room. Here's how to watch it online.

Check out this Android charging cable super pack, just $16

While USB Type-C might be taking off as the new standard, there are plenty of products that still rely on microUSB. Take a look at some of your favorite gadgets around the house; we bet a lot of them still have microUSB ports.Chances are pretty high that you’ve either misplaced a cable or two along the way or worn them out. If it’s time for new charging cables, consider the Android Charging Cable Super Pack. Just $15.95 right now, it’s a four pack of microUSB cables in three different sizes: 3ft, 6ft, and 10ft.These braided cables are strong and won’t tangle any time soon so feel free to throw them in a bag or backpack. Moreover, they’re stylish, too, and come in your choice of silver, pink, or gold.Charge & sync data simultaneouslyGet 4 cables of different lengths, plus a keychain charger3′ x 16′ x 210′ x1Compatible w/ all devices with a micro USB portCharge iPhones w/ included Android/Lightning keychain cableOrder YoursIn addition to the four cables you’ll also receive a keychain that provides charging capability to microUSB devices and iPhones. Yep, all of that for just $16 today. Swing over to the AndroidGuys Deals Store and choose the color that speaks to you.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Microsoft Surface Book 3 15-inch review: Still unique, still expensive

The Surface Book 3 is an incredible laptop/tablet hybrid, but you'll need something beefier if you want to edit video.

Best Buy 4th of July Sale 2020: All the best deals, all in one place

The Best Buy 4th of July Sale is now live, and we have links to each segment, along with our choices of the best deals on offer.