Some Samsung Galaxy S II displays are turning yellow

Some Samsung Galaxy S II displays are turning yellow
Nothing has the ability to cool off a hot handset like a defect in the screen. And while no device has been as buzzworthy lately as the Samsung Galaxy S II, the device has been the subject of some problems with its display; while it might not seem apparent from the picture, the Super AMOLED screen on the device has been turning yellow on the left side, and is noticeable when the brightness level is low and the background color is white or grey.

The Samsung Galaxy S II has not yet been officially announced in the States, which means that the Korean based manufacturer has time to fix the problem before launching the U.S. version of the phone, expected to be available at three of the top 4 U.S. carriers (Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint). You might recall a similar problem happening to the Apple iPhone 4 and Apple told those with a yellowish screen that the discoloration would eventually go away-which it did. Perhaps Samsung will simply parrot back Apple's solution to the problem of yellowing displays. If waiting for the discoloration to fade doesn't solve the problem, it will be up to Samsung to find out what is causing this and what the solution is to remedy the problem.

source: Xda-developersForum via Engadget


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Galaxy S II
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh(9.00h 3G talk time)



1. Steve Jobs unregistered

Now if this isn't proof that Samsung isn't copying our handsets then I don't know what is. They are even copying our flaws! ITS A CONSPIRACY I TELL YOU!

23. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

nahh... the iphone one was yellow and turned normal... this is normal and turned yellow... that isnt too good...


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Wow Steve jobs himself.

4. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

i guess these days such things are not surprising anymore.

5. andro unregistered

Copying Apples handsets??!!! Most parts of apple products are copied....i mean supplied to apple by Samsung

19. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

The iphone's display is not supplied by Samsung. Just because Samsung supplied Apple with a couple of parts, it does not make the iphone a Samsung phone all in all.

26. ivanprskalo

Posts: 124; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

Partly does! Admit it...

7. lilbranbran

Posts: 21; Member since: Jul 14, 2010

I have a Samsung Moment, and I've noticed from time to time on my old AMOLED display that it does "leak yellow". Especially when I turn off auto-brightness, and turn the display down all the way at night, on a gray or darkish gray almost black color it does infact show a weird off yellowish color. Now, at this point I've had the phone for so long, and am about to get an upgrade, it doesnt bother me.

8. IOS5 unregistered

Even yellow tint screen like iPhone 4 when first time released Samsung copy it Lol

9. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Lol to the Apple idiots. Samsung makes several parts for Apple products, including the screen...

25. sweetlou unregistered

uhhh, lg made the screen

11. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

just like sharp makes the sony psp screens LOL

27. ivanprskalo

Posts: 124; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

So what?

12. Eingild

Posts: 203; Member since: Apr 19, 2011

I can't see the yellow thingy. >.

20. Debbie unregistered

Sometimes I am glad Europe gets phones first before hitting the states cause most of the defects..etc....can be corrected and we end up with a better product at the end.

28. ivanprskalo

Posts: 124; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

You always end up with better products, trust me, I live in Eu...

22. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

this over fragile iphone 4 3.5 inch display any day.

29. ivanprskalo

Posts: 124; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

Amoled is Overrated!! Just like iPhone in general. Those few advantages that Apple (and Samsung) has in some areas can be compensate with other strong points of other brands, nothing special... Only advertising industry made iCraps and AMOLEDs what they are today. And people has become more and more stupid in trying to simplify their life... So they believe everything and everyone who tells them what to buy, what is the ultimate piece of hardware... Come on! Stupid cattle! Unlike those brainless majority, I do not want to pay 20 or 30 % more for almost the same hardware and loads of useless software... Furthermore, I don't want to buy new device every now and then... What do they think I am, buying machine? I don't want to work just to buy!! (and so that people who think they can throw everything down my throat can earn big time...) no, not anymore sir.. :-)

30. bedos unregistered

I have same problem in my galaxy S II i go to Samsung support center in my country he take my mobile before 7 day's and till now I have not received the device after .. f**k Samsung ..

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