OnePlus has always marketed themselves as providing something that you will never have to settle with, a statement that some people don’t necessarily agree with after reports of a “jelly-like” scrolling effect on the latest OnePlus flagship, the OnePlus 5.
These reports weren’t so widespread that the issue exists with all of the devices that were shipped, however, there were enough to make the manufacturer respond, to which they said that the issue wasn’t an issue at all, it was an intentional “subtle visual effect”.
Well, that’s all we had up until today.
According to a report by XDA Developers, the OnePlus 5’s screen was apparently mounted upside down and on top of that, XDA found an instruction within the phone’s kernal source code that told it to rotate the display by 180 degrees in order to compensate.
The Reddit user Tasssadar went one step further, comparing the teardowns of the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 3T, which he found to confirm this report.
You can see that image above.
We don’t know why OnePlus may have mounted the display, however, it is possible that it might be a better fit in the OnePlus 5 due to the original placement of the screen attachment module being taken up by the 5’s camera sensor.
Should we hear more we will update you.