Google Pixel 8 (Pro) users have reported mysterious scratches on the screen

Do you have a Google Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro and are you seeing small scratches or ripples in the screen? So you are not alone. Many Pixel users reported on forums that their smartphone screen is not in good condition and here you can read why.

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Bubbles on Google Pixel 8 (Pro): Here’s what happens

Since this week, Google’s support page has been filled with users reporting a notable issue. Owners are noticing noticeable bubbles, ripples, or scratches on the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro screen. These defects are especially noticeable in direct light and are visible under the smartphone’s glass protective layer. This means that the problem originates from within the hardware.

Some users have investigated and disassembled the Pixel 8 Pro. It turns out: in places where bubbles and scratches can be seen, there are various components inside the smartphone, such as screws and clips. These jam at the back of the flexible OLED panel, causing scratches.

Pixel 8 and 8 Pro owners have so far not experienced any issues with image quality or the touchscreen. However, many expect that scratches may worsen over time and cause damage. So users request to replace devices en masse, but they may also face the same issue.

Google has not yet issued an official statement about the defects in the screen. However, they advise users facing this issue to contact a Google support representative. As soon as we learn more from the manufacturer, we will update this article.

Not all Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro phones have this issue, and we at Android Planet definitely recommend the phones. We’ve tested it extensively and written about it in our Google Pixel 8 review and Google Pixel 8 Pro review.

With a new chip that makes extensive use of artificial intelligence, better cameras and many new software features, smartphones have become impressive flagships.

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