Overheating surface and Google Pixel 5a touch screen issues, company working on a fix

Google Pixel 5a users are reporting overheating and touch screen issues on the phone. Several people turned to Twitter to register and expand their complaints. Google would have recognized the problems and would be working on a fix. The overheating issue in particular seems to be occurring while recording 4K video, according to reports. The Pixel 5a was released earlier this month with a Snapdragon 765G SoC, 4,680 mAh battery and an IP67 build. It comes with the same dual rear camera configuration as the Pixel 4a 5G with 12 and 16 megapixel sensors.

Several reports have surfaced on the Internet talking about problems with the Google Pixel 5a smartphone. Android Police report says the phone overheats while filming in 4K at 60fps. 9to5Mac reports that Pixel 5a stopped recording after about four minutes of 4K video recording with heat being the cause.

Additionally, Android Central’s report states that the Pixel 5a issues heat-related warnings, even when capturing simple stills and 1080p video clips. It is said that the phone slows down and eventually stops working in just under 30 minutes. The report says it’s likely a software bug in the Google Camera app that is causing shutdowns.

In addition to overheating issues, Android Police’s Ryne Hager also reports of touch screen oddities affecting the bottom of the screen. The problem apparently disappears when using the phone in safe mode. 9to5Mac says Google has confirmed to the publication that it is working on a fix for both issues. It is unclear when the fix will be implemented for affected users.

The Google Pixel 5a 5G will only be available in the US and Japan. It costs $449 (about Rs. 33,400) for the single model 6GB RAM + 128GB of storage. Key specs include Android 11 software, a 6.34-inch full-HD+ screen with a 60 Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 765G SoC, and a dual rear camera configuration with a 12.2 megapixel primary sensor and a 16 megapixel wide-angle sensor. The phone comes with a 4680 mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.


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