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Big names bring big products, however, no one knows what kind of horrible news may come across. We do remember the hype associated with the Note 7 last year and the tragic end at the end as well. Recently launched iPhone 8 met something unfortunate with swollen battery issues; though no explosion so far. Google is also not an exception as the recent reports of burn-in-issues with Pixel 2 XL are noticeable, however.

Google has recently launched newest version of the Pixel series – Pixel 2 XL. The weekend brought an unpleasant news for the search engine giant when Alex Dobie from Android Central came on Twitter with a picture of unusual grainy output and inaccurate colours on display. The issue seems to be linked with display.

Pixel 2 XL Display Burns in

Google must worry as users are reporting OLED burn-in issues with the phone’s display just weeks into its release. Some of the images circulating the internet clearly show text or navigation buttons being reflected under gray background even when they’re not being seen.

This issue was faced by some of the reviewers too, though for the most-part it was dismissed as anecdotal. Now, it seems to be a largely prevalent issue. It’s still not clear whether it is an image imprint or an actual burn-in, which is obviously more serious.

Google Reponds

Google responded to the Verge when asked for the reasons of display brn-in issues, “The Pixel 2 XL screen has been designed with an advanced POLED technology, including QHD+ resolution, wide colour gamut, and high contrast ratio for natural and beautiful colours 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.

OLED displays do tend to show slight burn-ins of images after long-term usage, though, it doesn’t occur within a matter of weeks. The display in question is made by LG Displays. Samsung displays, which are used in all other Pixel phones to date are largely fine.”

WE hope Google will look after the issue seriously in order to avoid more complexity in future.