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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Tab S7, and Galaxy Tab S7+ owners have started reporting the presence of the dreaded green tint display issue

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra comes with an SD865+ for the US market. (Image source: Samsung)
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra comes with an SD865+ for the US market. (Image source: Samsung)
Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (Snapdragon variant), Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ have been taking to online forums to report the well-known green tint display issues that many flagship devices have suffered from in the past. The same green tint problem recently affected Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphones too but was fixed with a software update.

The dreaded green hue has reared its ugly head again, this time with the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (Snapdragon variant), Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+. The recently released devices that are reportedly affected all come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processors; however, they do have different types of panels. The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and the Galaxy Tab S7+ are fitted with AMOLED screens while the Galaxy Tab S7 has to make do with an LCD panel. Throw in the fact that Exynos variants of the Galaxy S20 Ultra were also struck by the green tint plague shows that it doesn't seem to be either the choice of SoC or the panel type that is directly the source of the issue.

According to the user reports, the green tint starts appearing when the device in question is used at lowered brightness levels. Commenters on the threads have suggested that the problem could be connected to the refresh rate, specifically at 120 Hz. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra offers such a high refresh rate with its AMOLED panel and this 120 Hz figure is also attainable by both of the new premium Samsung tablets. However, regardless of what is actually causing the green tint display issue, those who have just paid out a tidy sum for the new Note smartphone or either the Galaxy Tab S7 or S7+ will certainly want to be reassured that their device does not display this particular sickly hue.

As pointed out by SamMobile, Samsung isn’t the only OEM that has had to deal with smartphones and tablets throwing up the green tint on their device displays. We have also reported about the iPhone 11 Pro and the OnePlus 8 Pro suffering from similar problems, and there is a growing thread about the OnePlus Nord displaying green and pink shades. One suggestion for the latter smartphone was to lower the display's refresh rate (from 90 Hz to 60 Hz), but the green tint was still reportedly showing. Hopefully, Samsung will push out a software update or offer replacements to users with a device cursed by the alarming display fault.

Galaxy Tab S7+. (Image source: Reddit - u/Account_93)
Galaxy Tab S7+. (Image source: Reddit - u/Account_93)
Galaxy Tab S7. (Image source: Reddit - u/Final_Paladin)
Galaxy Tab S7. (Image source: Reddit - u/Final_Paladin)
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. (Image source: Reddit - u/efuentay216)
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. (Image source: Reddit - u/efuentay216)
OnePlus Nord. (Image source: OnePlus forum/Shravanplr95)
OnePlus Nord. (Image source: OnePlus forum/Shravanplr95)
OnePlus Nord. (Image source: OnePlus forum/Shravanplr95)
OnePlus Nord. (Image source: OnePlus forum/Shravanplr95)
 

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SamMobile via GSMArena & Reddit (1/2/3) & OnePlus forum

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-08-25 (Update: 2020-08-25)
Daniel R Deakin
Daniel R Deakin - Managing Editor News
My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.