That’s some pretty wild OLED burn-in on the Pixel 2 XL after maybe 7 days of full-time use pic.twitter.com/EPJTs6D0Kg
— Alex Dobie (@alexdobie) October 22, 2017
New ‘Saturated’ Mode
Now to address and fix these Pixel 2 XL’s issues Google will Soon bring an update bringing a new ‘Saturated Mode’ that will increase the color saturation and vibrancy but its said that it will be similar how Pixel 1 operates. Google already uses a “Vivid mode” that increases the saturation of the display by 10% but it is not yet clear how much the percentage will be with the new Saturation Mode.
Hopefully, we could say that this should work to fix the Pixel 2 XL’s Dull or Blue Tint display issues.
There has been a number of reports regarding Google Pixel 2 XL’s screen Burn-in issues over last few days and now when Google is aware of the issues the search engine giant has made the following comment saying that it’s “actively investigating” the reports of burn-in that it’s received.
”Extensive testing of the Pixel 2 XL display show that its decay characteristics are comparable to OLED panels used in other premium smartphones. The differential aging should not affect the user experience of the phone, as it’s not visible under normal use of your Pixel 2 XL.”
Google said that it is evaluating overall display vibrancy based on some user feedback and taking the issue very seriously. Google has plans to solve these problems through a software update. The software update will bring a new Fade-Out of the navigation bar buttons at the bottom of the Pixel screen after a short period of inactivity and will reduce the maximum brightness level by 50 nits (an amount imperceivable to the human eye, Google says)
Moreover, Google said that it’s working with app developers so that a white navigation bar can be used in place of a black one to help cut down on possible burn-in even further. All these changes will be available as an update to Pixel 2 XL in the next few weeks Google said.
Something is always better than nothing, it will be interesting to see that how these updates help to fix all such Pixel 2 XL’s display issues in future, But hopefully, this might be a good news for the victims of the Pixel 2 XL’s Blue Tint and Burn-in issues.
One Year Extended Warranty
This would definitely be a good news for Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL’s users. Yes, Google has also announced that it would be extending the standard one-year manufacturer warranty on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL to two years at no extra cost and it will apply to both current and future Pixel 2/2 XL owners.
This is something I think users will definitely appreciate Google. What you think leet me know in the comments section down below.
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