Right before the MWC 2019, Samsung had held its unpacked where it had showcased and launched its latest Galaxy series phones – the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S10e, S10 5G and the much anticipated Galaxy Fold device. Users who have pre-booked the devices earlier have started receiving their Galaxy S10 devices. Since the devices are now being shipped and are being received, users have already begun complaining about a new screen-flickering issue, which the company is calling as a feature, and indeed not a bug or an issue.
As for the issue is concerned, whenever a user is dialing a number or the person from their contacts, there’s small dot light that flickers rapidly for a while. This is persistent while on the calling screen only. If you have ordered a Galaxy S10 device already or planning to buy a one soon, go ahead because the flickering dot light is not a bug but a proximity sensor under the display. Since Samsung had completely got ridden of the top bezel without any notch, instead had come with punch-hole cameras under the display – the company somehow had to put the proximity sensor somewhere.
Henceforth, Samsung had chosen to place the sensor under the display, beside the punch-hole display and right above the battery indicator. This proximity sensor under the display helps you turn off the screen by detecting your face or prevent accidental taps while on a call, which is how the regular proximity sensor on the conventional phones work – one with the notches as well. Since the implementation of the new sensor is pretty unique, users had initially found it as an issue, which isn’t. Reports claim that this feature is already mentioned in the user-manuals, which the consumers get while buying the phone.
According to the video showcased the blinking white pixel can only be seen while taking a call and also wouldn’t be blinking all the time during the call. Regardless, Samsung putting this sensor in the cameras would have been a much more ideal choice. So, when are you planning to buy a Galaxy S10 device? Do let us know in the comments and stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more such interesting updates.