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