Samsung have chosen to completely refine their design and move away from the previously criticised ‘cheap’ looking handsets to a more premium build.

However, the move to a completely new frame and bezel setup may have resulted in the Galaxy S6 developing a quote significant hardware flaw before it’s even been launched.

According to some research and testing captured on a YouTube video, the flaw involves the screen not registering input near the bezel and will only recognise touch from a few millimetres into the screen.

[youtube id=”gVP8buJ_rbQ” width=”100%” height=”400px”]

This is what it should look like:


It seems like this isn’t just something that can solved with hardware and is in fact a fundamental flaw in the hardware of the Galaxy S6.

Can Samsung fix it before launch? Is this intended? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


Note: Select outbound links may include affiliate tracking codes and AndroidGuys may receive compensation for purchases. Read our policy. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.


  1. This off-topic and might sound weird, but I wish such a thing would be an option on every phone. As an option, not by default of course.

    As a case user (one of those larger tough cases) I often have the problem that swipe gestures from the left or right edge of the screen doesn’t get registered because the case is covering the edge. So in my situation it would be quite useful is fhere would be a way to move the outer touch-sensitive pixels a little bit inwards so those gestures work even with a bigger case without any problem.

    • I had the same issue with a Note years ago, I got a new one under warranty … But lets not forget your test units are pre-production ones, nothing to fear … I guess.

Comments are closed.