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S20 fe 5g flickering when light hits the view finder

(Topic created on: 4/11/21 2:17 PM)
usernwoofeoWZ6
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My screen flickers and goes blank when sunlight hits the view finder on the phone. In the house or shade it doesn't do that. I can even use a flash light and point it at the view finder and it flickers and the screen goes blank.

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userTpQRQdbSn5
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As stated above, I too had the same issue. I disabled adaptive brightness for now but it also has to do with the phone being is max brightness, that is when it starts to flicker. Hopefully they resolve this soon.

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yeah so i think you have to manually adjust the brightness to maybe around 60%

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THKKPorter
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Same here. After the update it now flickers in the sunlight. Has anyone found a fix for this?

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RupeshP
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Same problem here, I even went samsung care and got my screen replaced but the problem still exists
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userFboPXbH6bu
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I have a S20 FE. It was purchased in February. Everything was fine until last week when I started to experience the same flickering and black screen in sunlight issues. The difference with me is that the Adaptive Brightness was NEVER activated, so the flickering on my phone is NOT related to that. After all, correlation is not causation so the issue must be caused by something else. I will reduce the brightness to see if that helps. Thanks for posting, everyone. Please post a response if there is a permanent fix, or at least an official explanation about the cause. 

userlBghDK6TaW
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I'm having the exact same problem and I am so glad I found this thread because I was about to send my phone off to Samsung to have them probably do nothing and be without a phone for a week. I hope there is a resolution soon!

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userprUG568eiJ
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I noticed the same issue starting over the past few days on my GS20 FE. I only notice the issue persist when in direct sunlight. I notice an update a week or so ago but ti think that was just a security update. I haven't tried changing adaptive brightness yet but even when I manually change it still persists.
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SamsungQue
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Does this issue still persist when your phone is in safe mode?

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RupeshP
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Yes
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Members_rN2iD6z
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I have the same issues.

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