Some Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ Units Suffering From A ‘Dead Spot’ Issue

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Some Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ Units Suffering From A ‘Dead Spot’ Issue

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Samsung recently launched the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in India at a starting price of Rs 57,900. Though there was nothing new about their design, the smartphones were praised for their camera capabilities. Now, some owners of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ have started to report display input issues. A handful of these devices have failed to register touch input and are being affected by ‘Dead Zone’. It looks like the issue was predominately found in the Galaxy S9+.

According to reports on Samsung community and Reddit, the users have described that the device failed to register the touch input in certain spots. In fact, the issue is unresolvable even after a hard reset. According to some reports, the display was unresponsive in the bottom half and for some, the top half was unresponsive.

We tested out our review unit thoroughly and we didn’t find any ‘Dead Zone.’ This could be a hardware issue related to quality control and Samsung is yet to respond.

Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9+ Specs

The Galaxy S9+ has the same screen size as the Galaxy S8+. It sports a 6.2 inch Super AMOLED display with a 2960 x 1440 px resolution. Under the hood, the device has the Exynos 9810 chipset. The Galaxy S9+ is available in 6GB RAM/64GB storage and 6GB RAM/256GB models in India. Similarly, the storage is expandable up to 400GB.

Samsung Galaxy S9

Out of the box, the Galaxy S9+ runs Android 8 Oreo with Experience 9.0 on top. Powering the smartphone is a 3500 mAh battery, just like the Galaxy S8+. The smartphone will support wireless charging as well. The Galaxy S9+ also has an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance.

The Galaxy S9+ has one wide-angle 12MP camera with an f/1.5 aperture and the other is a 12MP telephoto lens with an f/2.4 aperture. On the front of the smartphone is an 8MP camera with an f/1.6 aperture and records 4K videos. Additionally, the mobile can record slow-motion videos at 960fps with 720p resolution.

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