Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Owner Experiencing Strange 8-Bit Color Issue
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has a strange hardware issue where the display enters into an 8-bit color mode, reports owner Abhijeet M..
Writing about it on SamMobile.com, the author said that the issue has only happened twice in around two weeks, but it nonetheless has raised flags about the device’s longevity.
The malfunctioning display causes the colors to become washed out, “like a watercolor painting.” The only remedy to this problem is rebooting the phone. He did note that even though the display goes bad, the phone still continues to operate normally.
“I haven’t really found a reason for why this happens, and as a result I haven’t been able to capture it in pictures. Considering a reboot fixes it, it’s possible the issue is a software one instead of hardware, especially since I’ve never dropped my S6 edge or treated it carelessly.”
Few users have commented that the issue might not be related to hardware, but is a result of the auto brightness feature for viewing under direct sunlight. The author, though, has clarified that the issue has only happened indoors and under standard lighting conditions. Additionally, he said that the washed out colors are different to the color correction one experiences during auto brightness.
Samsung has been contacted for a comment on the matter, but is yet to make a statement. Currently, the problem seems to be an isolated one, unless of course we start hearing about more users coming forward with a similar problem.