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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE touchscreen issues might not be fixable via software updates

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is still plagued with touchscreen problems
The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is still plagued with touchscreen problems (image via Phonearena)
Samsung has issued yet another fix to address the Galaxy S20 FE's touchscreen issues. Some users have reported that the update only partially addresses the problem, with some touchscreen functions not working as intended. The defect is likely due to faulty hardware, as multiple updates have failed to mend it.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE was heralded as Samsung's OnePlus 8T killer. While the smartphone undoubtedly offers state-of-the-art hardware at an affordable price, it isn't without faults, as exhibited by its touchscreen issues that seem to have plagued a lot of users. Unfortunately, Samsung's efforts to fix the problem via software updates seem futile.

Samsung had rolled out a software fix for the Galaxy S20 FE touchscreen issue some time ago. There is now a third update that allegedly fixes the problem. Although the software has made the touchscreen a tad more responsive, it still hasn't regained 100% functionality on some devices. At this point, it is quite apparent that a small, but not insignificant, amount of Galaxy S20 FE units have hardware-level problems. Users will have no choice but to rush to a nearby Samsung store to get a replacement.

Hardware issues seem to be the bane of Samsung's existence in 2020. Earlier in the year, the Galaxy S20 Ultra suffered from autofocus issues. Samsung's repeated efforts to fix it via software didn't bear fruit, as it resulted from faulty hardware. The Galaxy S20 FE's touchscreen issues seem to follow the same pattern. One can only hope that Samsung irons out all the kinks with its quality control before releasing the Galaxy S21 series in January 2021.

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Anil Satyanarayana, 2020-11- 9 (Update: 2020-11- 9)
Anil Satyanarayana
I've been an avid PC gamer since the age of 8. My passion for gaming eventually pushed me towards general tech, and I've been a stereotypical 'nerd' ever since. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and have worked in the manufacturing industry. When I'm not writing news on Notebookcheck, you can find me playing or watching an intense match of DOTA 2