Samsung Galaxy S20, displays break and no one knows why

Samsung Galaxy S20, displays break and no one knows why

Samsung Galaxy S20

This is not the first time we have heard of smartphone display problems, especially since most manufacturers have decided to start using OLED panels of varying degrees of quality.

This kind of problem is usually less predictable in the products of major brands but nevertheless has an effect on a much more important number of users when it happens, as demonstrated by the failures affecting several models of the Samsung Galaxy S20.

An increasing number of users are sharing online the bad experiences they are having with the displays of their beloved Samsung Galaxy S20 series. Apparently several users have told how the panels installed on their smartphones suddenly stopped working and still no one knows why.

The first reports of these sudden deaths of the Galaxy S20 displays date back to last May and they have been multiplying ever since. Especially the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra seem to be affected.

The problem starts when some lines appear on the display, which get worse over time and the user eventually finds himself with a display showing a completely white or green screen. This makes the smartphone unusable because nothing else is shown on the screen.

These kinds of problems have been reported on the official Samsung forums. A moderator suggested booting the device into safe mode and attempting a reset. This does not seem to solve. Many users shared on the forum that the only way to eliminate the problem is to replace the display. If the smartphone is no longer under warranty, however, this is a very expensive solution.

The Korean company has not yet released an official communication on the issue, we will continue to update you in case there are any news regarding this bad issue.

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Many Samsung Galaxy S20 Displays Are Dying Due to an Unknown Issue

An unknown issue with the Samsung Galaxy S20 series is causing the device’s displays to turn white or green, leaving the smartphone without a functioning screen. The issue was first discovered a few months back and is known to affect the Samsung Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra devices.

Samsung Galaxy S20 – Green Screen of Death

Now, it is not unusual for a smartphone to run into display issues. We have seen many iPhone 12 units, despite having the best-rated displays in the market, suffer from grave screen-related issues last year. However, the current issue in the Samsung Galaxy S20 series is practically un-fixable and is affecting a substantial amount of users around the world.

It starts, in almost all cases, by showing unusual scan lines on the display of the devices. Shortly after, the issue starts to spread. It eventually turns the screen white or green in some cases. Some experts and users have also given the issue the moniker of “Green Screen of Death”, clearly referring to Windows’ infamous Blue Screen of Death.

The problem was first spotted back in May 2021, when a guy shared a video showcasing the issue on his Galaxy S20 Ultra on YouTube. You can check out the video right below.

In the video description, the S20 Ultra user says that the issue affected his device without any external physical damage. It is the same in the case of other users who have reported the issue since then.

The Fix?

Coming to solutions, unfortunately, there isn’t any, as of now. A moderator on Samsung’s official forum suggested affected users boot their devices in safe mode and reset them. However, going by the following comments, the fix did not seem to work for many users. As a result, several users with the issue had to replace the entire display of their devices to fix the issue.

Samsung has not officially addressed the said display issue in the Galaxy S20 series yet. However, if the issue persists and starts affecting more users, we hope the Korean giant will address it in the future.