Samsung is investigating Galaxy S9/S9+ "dead" spot touchscreen issues


Over the last week, a number of reports of malfunctioning Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ touchscreens have emerged online. The spread of the issue is currently unknown, but some owners of Samsung's latest flagships have complained about "dead" spots around the top and bottom bezels, and near the edges of the screen. These dead spots are areas where the screen doesn't register touch.

The majority of complaints about this issue have been submitted by owners of the Galaxy S9+, although reports of the same problem happening on the Galaxy S9 have also been recorded. There is no particular pattern to where dead spots appear on either device, with owners complaining about problematic areas in different parts of the screen, such as the sides and towards the center.

Following a number of reports on Samsung's community forums, the company has now issued a statement to Engadget that it is "looking into a limited number of reports" regarding the issue:


source: Samsung via Engadget

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