Samsung Galaxy S20 FE found to have erratic touchscreen issues

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Galaxy S20 FE users have written on Reddit and Samsung’s forums (h/t PiunikaWeb) complaining about erratic touchscreen problems.

Users have reported issues with swipe and tap gestures which the screen fails to distinguish. Others say that it’s simply not responding to touch or is registering phantom inputs.

Testers at 9to5Google reported that they too experienced similar issues with their review unit as it would randomly turn on the pocket mode and mess up gestures.

But, tests by androidauthority did not find any of these problems related to the Galaxy S20 FE screen.

It is unclear whether the Galaxy S20 FE has a hardware problem or probably a software glitch. Yet, Samsung has not made any official acknowledgement of the issues.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is the successor of Galaxy S10 Lite. Specifications include a 6.5-inch FHD+ display, Snapdragon 865 chipset with 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB storage, and 4500 battery.

There is a triple-camera setup on the back, with the same main sensor found in regular Galaxy S20.

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The phone is available with 5G support or LTE only.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is selling at Sh63,999 in Kenya.

New Software Updates

Samsung in mid-October started to push two separate firmware updates to the Galaxy S20 FE. The G78xxXXU1ATJ1 version lists improved stability and a fix to reported touchscreen issues.

The second firmware G78xxXXU1ATJ5, does not list anything touchscreen related in the changelog.

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