Upside down display panel on the OnePlus 5 likely culprit behind the Jelly Scrolling effect

Less than two weeks after it was launched, the OnePlus 5 finds itself amidst glaring issues and controversies. First was the alleged “cheating behavior” on benchmark apps, where the OnePlus 5 would “rev up the engines” when it detects a benchmark app running.

Then there’s also the issue of the camera’s supposedly 2x hardware “lossless zoom” which turned out to be just 1.6x, while the remaining .4x zoom is done by the software (digital zoom). This basically means it loses details beyond 1.6x zoom — a clear contradiction to the “lossless zoom” term they’re using marketing the OnePlus 5.

Another day, another issue. The latest mud thrown at the flagship phone is a glitch that manifests itself on the AMOLED display of certain units. The OnePlus community dubbed it as the “Jelly Scrolling effect”. Check out the video below by The Verge’s Dan Siefert to see for yourself.

What’s worse, when asked about the issue, OnePlus is saying this odd display behavior is not a glitch nor a bug but is there by design or a feature of some sort. Now, we’re finding out what causes this jelly scrolling effect; Apparently, OnePlus installed the display panel on their 5th flagship phone wrong. According to a post at XDA-Developers, the odd scrolling behavior is likely caused by the display being placed upside down. That’s on top of some codes for the display controller that reveals the panel is indeed oriented 180 degrees. A teardown photo of the OP3T and OP5 reveals the difference between the two units.

Since OnePlus is saying the OnePlus 5 and 3T are using the same display panel, there’s no denying it; it’s definitely installed upside down. Yikes.

To know the nitty gritty details, head on to XDA-Developers.

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