1. Dhawk1202's Avatar
    Hello all! Unfortunately I've noticed some bad light bleeding on the top of the phone just above front facing camera. It's only noticeable at night in the dark ,but it looks bad. Anyone else a see this yet ? I have a case on my phone now so it's covered up, but my brain is not letting me forget it !
    BassSoLow and songbae like this.
    04-20-2017 02:09 PM
  2. PJRed2008's Avatar
    Black magic marker.
    04-20-2017 02:21 PM
  3. The Phone Company's Avatar
    I hope it doesn't affect water resistance. Someone else posted the same on XDA.
    04-20-2017 07:07 PM
  4. theelite1x87's Avatar
    Just checked mine. My unit doesn't have it.
    04-20-2017 07:09 PM
  5. jamesrick80's Avatar
    Amoled should not have Light bleed...u have a defected Display....
    04-20-2017 07:38 PM
  6. Blues Fan's Avatar
    I heard a few of these issues with the S7 edge and Note 7
    04-20-2017 08:08 PM
  7. billyboyblue's Avatar
    light bleed comes from a LCD backlight.. if you have lightbleed on your device, then it's not a galaxy AMOLED display
    04-20-2017 08:30 PM
  8. The Phone Company's Avatar
    What I think he means, the display (lighted AMOLED) is visible through a gap (seam) between Screen and Bezel?
    04-20-2017 08:40 PM
  9. Dhawk1202's Avatar
    What I think he means, the display (lighted AMOLED) is visible through a gap (seam) between Screen and Bezel?
    Yep.
    04-20-2017 08:46 PM
  10. BassSoLow's Avatar
    I have the same thing. Just picked mine up today. Also, when I unboxed the device there was a white glue sticky substance leaking from the seam of the phone on the back. Taking mine back later today. Bummer.
    04-21-2017 12:28 PM
  11. ankanspelar's Avatar
    I have the same problem on the same spot above the camera.
    04-22-2017 04:37 AM
  12. BassSoLow's Avatar
    Brought mine back to Verizon last night. Just happens that the Samsung Rep was at the store I visited. He compared my phone with 2 others. All of them had the light bleed over the camera and the iris sensors. However, since mine had some of the glue pulling out of the seams, they swapped it out. This one, interestingly enough, does not have any light bleed over the front facing camera area. The rep did submit a report to Samsung and did seem a little surprised that there was enough space for light to leak through since the phone is supposed to be water resistant.
    04-22-2017 09:09 PM
  13. Mike12421's Avatar
    I've been looking everywhere for someone with the same problem.

    I have just received my S8+ direct from Samsung in the UK and I have light bleeding above the front camera (about 1cm long) and another on the right above the power button (about 3cm long).

    Going to give it a few days before I contact Samsung as I want them to have a replacement S8+ in stock before I take mine in.

    No sign of any glue on my phone though.
    04-23-2017 04:57 PM
  14. Dhawk1202's Avatar
    I really don't want to give up my phone! I've been through the Note 7 debacle twice, and have waited for this bad boy for too long. Unless someone will tell me this will affect the over all structure, I'll just deal.
    04-23-2017 09:18 PM
  15. Dwayne Brown's Avatar
    Did you get yours replaced? I have the same light bleed above camera/iris sensors and have 5 days left return/exchange policy
    04-30-2017 01:53 AM
  16. theelite1x87's Avatar
    Alright. I just tested this. I'm personally convinced it's fine and just how it's designed. I looked at the teardown photos from ifixit. The front camera has a clear view to display from inside. Nothing in between to block light. If I tilt screen down and peek under camera I can see part of screen. According to those teardown pics this is expected. Now, in a dark room a cranked brightness and put on white screen. Yes, I see light bleed above that area. But the bleed seems to just be the bright light shining THROUGH the glass, not around it or a missing seal. But through the glass itself and out the sides of the glass. This seems consistent with those teardown pics as there is empty space around that camera and screen. Allowing light to come up from there and reflect on that top glass panel. My phone is an orchid grey S8+ on T-Mobile. Far as I can tell it's not a defect per se, just a design oversight.
    04-30-2017 09:37 AM
  17. Dhawk1202's Avatar
    Alright. I just tested this. I'm personally convinced it's fine and just how it's designed. I looked at the teardown photos from ifixit. The front camera has a clear view to display from inside. Nothing in between to block light. If I tilt screen down and peek under camera I can see part of screen. According to those teardown pics this is expected. Now, in a dark room a cranked brightness and put on white screen. Yes, I see light bleed above that area. But the bleed seems to just be the bright light shining THROUGH the glass, not around it or a missing seal. But through the glass itself and out the sides of the glass. This seems consistent with those teardown pics as there is empty space around that camera and screen. Allowing light to come up from there and reflect on that top glass panel. My phone is an orchid grey S8+ on T-Mobile. Far as I can tell it's not a defect per se, just a design oversight.
    I'm just glad I'm not the only one. Seems wide spread. No i have no intention of returning it.
    04-30-2017 11:51 AM
  18. theelite1x87's Avatar
    Yeah. I think this affects all of them. If it's a defect, it's all of them and your new one will be the same. Unless I hear otherwise, I don't think it's a defect and just a design oversight .
    04-30-2017 07:09 PM
  19. frellingfrakker's Avatar
    Yeah. I think this affects all of them. If it's a defect, it's all of them and your new one will be the same. Unless I hear otherwise, I don't think it's a defect and just a design oversight .
    Mine doesn't have it. I just checked.
    04-30-2017 09:31 PM
  20. theelite1x87's Avatar
    All of the demo units at my local best buy have it. Same with Tmo store.
    05-01-2017 03:40 PM
  21. jhun jun's Avatar
    Samsung Center Ph. have check my unit..


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    05-11-2017 09:06 AM

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