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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: oversensitive screen causing camera problems, say users

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: oversensitive screen causing camera problems, say users

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are now on sale in the UK, but users are reporting a slight issue with the S7 Edge.

They say it's far too sensitive around the edge of the screen, due to misfiring 'palm rejection' technology that isn't doing as it's supposed to and rejecting accidental presses caused by users' palms.

According to David Ruddock at Android Police, this is most noticeable when using the camera and holding the phone in both hands in landscape mode.

With your fingers grasping the corners of the display, he says it's tricky getting the phone to register your press of the shutter every time.

He also says the problem occurs when typing on the phone in landscape mode, especially when lying in bed and holding the phone more awkwardly.

However, we didn't notice any such issue in our review. Indeed, Ruddock says that the problem doesn't affect every S7 Edge, so chances are only a small number have the issue.

We've contacted Samsung UK for comment and will update this story if we hear back.

The issue can be rectified by holding the phone differently. But as with the antennagate issue with the iPhone 4, users will point out they shouldn't have to adjust how they hold the phone to make it work. Us consumers aren't the ones at fault, after all.

We're sure it can be fixed by Samsung pushing out a software update. We'll fill you in you when we hear more.

Source:

Android Police

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