Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge May Have Touchscreen Problem

Samsung Galaxy S6Sources in South Korea have identified specific issues on Samsung’s new flagships, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The problem is catered around the touchscreen controller. Using the TSP Grid Mode Test, we should be able to see marks on the display whenever we touch it. This test should help us to verify whether each section of the display is working properly. The feature can be accessed using the *#7353# command through the dialler app.

It appears that the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge unable to produce marks when touched on the edges, near the screen bezel. This issue is particularly more apparent on the standard Galaxy S6 with its bigger touch-insensitive strips. However, the test was performed on demo units and we don’t know whether the retail models have similar issues. If true, this could have a huge impact on the touchscreen performance. However, it could be Samsung’s attempt to avoid accidental swipes and touches.

Unfortunately, this could problems for some games and apps that require more precisions on all areas of the display. Hopefully, Samsung will fix this issue with specific hardware and software updates on the actual commercial versions of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

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