Pixel 2 XL touchscreen has dead spots around the edges

Some Pixel 2 XL touchscreens are unresponsive near the edges, but a fix is coming

You can add unresponsive screen edges to the list of Pixel 2 XL issues

As per a Pixel User Community post, some Pixel 2 XL owners have been noticing dead spots close to the bezels, specifically on the right-hand edge of the screen.

Google announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL back on October 4.

A stable experience is what Google needs nowadays to counter the iPhone X. However, following the massive criticism over the blue-tint display and some premature screen burn-in issues on the Pixel 2 XL, Google's Pixel 2 is now reported to have a conflict with branded Bluetooth headphones that emerges when using Google Assistant.


A new wave of complaints revealed that some Google Pixel 2 XL owners were having difficulty with the smartphone's display, which at this point could no longer be considered a surprise. Thankfully, Google has responded to the problem, stating that it will be fixed in a coming update.

About a week ago, a post in the Pixel User Community forum kicked off a discussion about the apparent lack of responsiveness along the curved edges of the Pixel 2 XL screen. After many users complained about the issue, Google replied on the forum and assured that the fix is on the way. "Google is well aware of the issue, and a fix will be rolled out shortly", the spokesperson said. The team has been investigating, and this will be addressed in a future OTA update.

For now, it appears that the unresponsive screen edges of Google Pixel 2 XL have nothing to do with hardware defects. Considering the facts that came out from the information that surfaced online, the OLED panel in the HTC made Pixel 2 is supplied by Samsung whereas the OLED panel in the LG-made Pixel 2 XL comes from LG.

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