Google will launch a software update to the Pixel 2 XL in the next few weeks that adds a new saturated colours mode that will let users enrichen colours similar to an OLED display.
The move follows some criticism from journalists reviewing the new phone. Some reported dull colours, graininess and, in some cases, display burn-in.
Google has defended the Pixel 2 XL’s colours, stating that it was designed to show ‘a more natural and accurate rendition’ of colours.
However, Mario Queiroz, Google’s VP of Product Management, said in a post on Google’s forums that the phone already has a feature allowing users to enhance the display colours by 10%, and the saturated colours mode will let them take this further.
As for the burn-in issue, Queiroz says Google found in its tests that the effect is ‘in line with that of other premium smartphones.’