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Samsung confirms that Galaxy mobile phones will once again have burn-in protection on Android 14

Samsung confirms that Galaxy mobile phones will once again have burn-in protection on Android 14

a Samsung On Thursday (5) confirmed the return of protection against burn-in effect, the phenomenon in which OLED displays are affected by a permanent mark, in One UI 6.1 built on top of Android 14. This information was shared by the manufacturer in response to a customer who reported a phone issue Galaxy S23, the latest generation of the brand's smartphones.

The company's official supervisor said so The team works to resolve the failure, explaining that the fix should arrive by the end of this month via a software update. The representative did not commit to confirming the launch date and the regions that will benefit from the improvement in the interface of the South Korean giant.

The spokesperson's response raises the possibility of delaying the launch for various reasons, in addition to the possibility that the release may vary depending on the user's country of residence. This update should prevent devices with an OLED display from suffering from the “ghost display” effect. For content displayed continuously on the screen.

The first complaint about a Galaxy S23 family phone burning out was made in November 2023, and since then, new cases have emerged with similar reports. Apparently, the glitch started after Samsung released One UI 6 with Android 14 to everyone, thus accidentally disabling the tool that prevented the burn-in.

To avoid spots appearing on the screen, the system imperceptibly animates some frequently displayed visual elements, such as Wi-Fi, mobile network and time icons, for example. This issue not only affects Samsung mobile phones but also other electronic brands and devices such as monitors and smart TVs.

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Check out Samsung moderator's response below:

Samsung is expected to offer the fix with One UI 6.1, which is also based on Android 14, which the company could announce on January 17 during the Galaxy Unpacked event.

(Updated on 5 January 2024 at 19:06)