How is it affecting users

Pixel 8 Pro users report display deformations: How is it affecting users

launched its latest flagship smartphone series, the Pixel 8 lineup in October. The smartphone lineup includes two smartphones — Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. The smartphones sport OLED panels which are protected by the Gorilla Glass Victus 2 cover glass. However, some Pixel 8 Pro owners have reported that circular bumps are occurring in several places on the screen.

How Pixel 8 Pro’s display is affecting users

These deformations seem to be the result of something pressing up against the soft and fragile underside of the 6.7-inch OLED panel. Users also noted that the Gorilla Glass Victus 2 cover glass was also not affected due to the in-display bumps. These bumps are possibly appearing due to the uneven surface the display rests on.

According to a report by 9to5Google, teardowns of affected Pixel 8 Pro models confirmed that the positioning of some components might be pressing up on the underside of the screen. The report also claims that there might be something in the manufacturing process which is making the indents appear.

However, users reported that these bumps aren’t impacting Pixel 8 Pro’s touch functionality or image quality. Moreover, the bumps aren’t even properly visible if not seen from the correct angle in optimal lighting. Some users are concerned that these bumps will worsen over time and may eventually damage the display.

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Pixel 8 Pro users have also reported that the position where the bumps are appearing is consistent amongst different models. Multiple users have shared several images on a community thread that shows the bumps forming on the top edge of the smartphone. Two indents seemed forming on the left of the front camera while another one can be seen on the right. Some photos also reveal that there are more bumps on the top left and right sides of the panel which are close to the edges.

We at TOI-Gadgets Now also checked for the issue on our Pixel 8 Pro model, but couldn’t find any of those bumps on our device. So, it’s hard to tell if the issue is widespread or is only affecting a handful of owners. Some users have already reached out to Google asking for a replacement. While other have demanded extended warranty in case this problem worsens.



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