Galaxy S22 Ultra is Samsung’s top-end flagship this year. The Pre-Orders for the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra have been going on for some time now and the response has been so overwhelming that Samsung has moved some shipping dates to April.
The Display Issue
Amid all this hype and excitement some Samsung S22 Ultra buyers have received their devices and it seems not all is perfect with the S22 Ultra. The S22 Ultra comes with a beautiful Samsung display that is supposed to make everything look crisp and clean.
However, users who received their Exynos-based S22 Ultra have reported that the screen has a stream of pixels visible on the screen when playing a video or running a game. Moreover, this stream of pixels may be visible in the middle for some and some it may be down in the bottom.
What Does Samsung Say About This?
Samsung has assured its users that the problem is limited to the software and has nothing to do with the excellent hardware of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. The software issue is being mitigated as you are reading this and Samsung assures users that there is no need to file for a return or replacement of the device.
“We are aware of the issue, please do be aware, since the S22 series has no official released firmware updates are not yet available, these will become available closer to the release date. In the meantime, we advised changing your resolution to 1080p.” – Samsung
How can you fix this issue?
As per Samsung’s official Twitter handle the problem is currently limited to a few devices and is entirely software-based and an update is coming soon with a fix till then users can fix this issue by simply turning their display resolution down to 1080p and the problem would be solved for the time being.
We are aware of the issue, please do be aware, since the S22 series has no official released firmware updates are not yet available, these will become available closer to the release date. In the meantime, we advised changing your resolution to 1080p. ^PB
— Samsung UK (@SamsungUK) February 22, 2022
How Are Users Reacting To This Issue?
Users have taken to various forums, Reddit and Twitter to voice their displeasure with the situation given that the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is the costliest phone in Samsung’s smartphone lineup this year and people are expecting absolute perfection.
Samsung is connecting with users to ensure that they get a quick response and an assured response conveying that this is not a major issue and that a bug fix is coming as soon as possible.
@SamsungUK Received my S22 Ultra yesterday from EE. I hope you know many people are getting screen flickering with Natural/WQHD resolution when unlocking the phone (some even by watching videos on the phone). Video playback is also choppy/stuttery, please fix it asap.
— Alvaro Roncancio (@AlvaroRoncancio) February 22, 2022
If you have an Exynos #GalaxyS22Ultra pls check if your device is affected by this bug, too.
(Notice the graphic glitches/artifacts on lock screen clock.)
Seems to be a widespread issue now.
Reproduce steps in comments. pic.twitter.com/gjznCHTTX2
— Golden Reviewer (@Golden_Reviewer) February 22, 2022
When Does The Problem Occur?
Samsung has confirmed that the issue exists but they have assured the users that the issue is not due to any hardware fault and only occurs in specific situations. According to Samsung the issue only occurs when the screen resolution is set to WQHD and the colour tone is set to Normal.
Mostly the screen artefact is only visible when playing a YouTube video or after unlocking the device using the in-display fingerprint sensor. This issue will be fixed in an upcoming update as Samsung has confirmed that the update is already in the works.
The S22 Ultra is a Popular Device
Galaxy S22 Ultra has gained a lot of popularity all across the globe due to its meaty specifications and inclusion of the S-Pen. Samsung has taken a gamble when it comes to the end of its Note Line-up but the Galaxy S22 Ultra seems like a worth-it replacement.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra will also be supported for 4 years when it comes to major Android updates. The longer lifecycle for device updates will allow Samsung to gain immense trust among users and at the same time give tough competition to Apple and their iPhones.
Hardware Specs of The S22 Ultra
The Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with a 6.8 inch dynamic AMOLED screen with a peak brightness of 1700nits. The S22 Ultra has a beastly 108MP main camera along with a 12MP Ultrawide sensor and a 10MP telephoto lens. The S22 Ultra comes in both Exynos 2200 variant and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 variant.
The Samsung S22 Ultra comes in 4 memory variants starting from the 128GB variant and going all the way up to the 1TB variant. As far as the RAM is concerned only the 128GB model comes with 8GB RAM, the default for all variants above the 128GB variant is a 12GB RAM module.
You Can Get An S22 Ultra For Just $499
The pre-orders for Galaxy S22 Ultra were available on Samsung’s website. Samsung has been offering more than fair trade-in prices for older phones with older Samsung and Apple phones getting one of the best buyback values we have ever seen.
The Samsung S22 Ultra’s base variant can be bought for as low as $499 with eligible trade-in devices. Most people have availed Samsung’s buyback offers as this has made upgrading to the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra as easy and economical as possible.
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