Although Samsung generates a decent amount of revenue from its smartphones business, issues with displays panels have become quite a common trend in recent years. Notably, there were reports about the Galaxy S7 edge showcasing a pink line and the S8 series displaying a red tint. Now, similar issues are being reported with the latest S22 Ultra handset.
As pointed out by Android Authority, multiple users are complaining about some random pixels appearing on the display of their S22 Ultra. A Reddit thread has merged these complaints and it appears that early adopters of Samsung's latest flagship handset are experiencing columns of pixels across the display. Interestingly, the pixels aren't visible all the time, instead, they primarily appear when you're watching a YouTube video or playing games. A snapshot of one instance from the same thread can be seen above.
So far, the incidents seem to be isolated to the Exynos 2200 chipset model but that is probably because the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 isn't as widely available yet. Some are seeing the pixelated line on the bottom half of the screen while for others, it appears in the middle and top sections of the display.
A purported response from a Samsung official notes that the company is investigating the issue. Interestingly, it has confirmed that this is not a hardware problem - which is news that will likely come as a relief for many. The firm has noted that the issue may occur "rarely" when the display resolution is set to WQHD and the screen mode is configured to "Natural". Samsung is working on a fix that it hopes to roll out via a software update soon, but until then, the company has recommended that users should change their S22 Ultra's display resolution to FHD+ and the screen mode to "Vivid".