OnePlus 5: The curious reason for the “rubber band effect”

An ugly error currently haunts some owners of the new OnePlus 5. When scrolling occurs display errors, but were completely normal, according OnePlus and natural. Apparently the manufacturer has even right in a way: there is a conclusive reason for this "rubber band effect" - so quaint it is.

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The faulty scrolling behavior in words to explain is not easy. When wiping it seems that sluggish areas of the display and react only with a slight delay. It follows a rubber band-like effect, as the site apart stretch first and then move together again. A video illustrates:

More mysterious it becomes, as only some devices seem to be affected. Used OnePlus might display panel of different producers? Not at all, so at least an official statement: "(&# 8230) Some users report a visible visual effect when scrolling. This is normal, there are no differences relating to the screens inside the OnePlus 5 ".

Thus, the error should be "normal". First sounds as if the manufacturers would only escape - but apparently it is true in fact, although the term "normal" is quite euphemistically. Our colleagues at XDA have in fact gone in search of clues and a possible reason for this "rubber band effect" found. Apparently, the display panel of the OnePlus 5 is installed upside down, that is rotated 180 degrees. In the source code of the smartphone there is clear evidence found on it so that the responsible for the display controller rotates the image obtained prior to the presentation to just those 180 degrees.

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installed reversed Display: 5 OnePlus

Such a line of code is not normally included in smartphones. For example, applied to the OnePlus 3T, the display of the last OnePlus model showed represents an upside-down image. With the knowledge also that the display controller of the OnePlus 5 sub incident on teardown images, rather than the usual above the battery is located. This could be due to to the added dual camera that had to be resourceful engineers to all components to accommodate space-saving housing.
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As such, it is not a defect and is also somewhere "normal". In various smartphones namely, so XDA in an inverted view, a similar "rubber band effect" occurs. That our readers can test like: Just turn the phone and scroll within any app. The effect is, as I said, not for each model, but reportedly at least some of what is on a natural - suggesting behavior - in other words, "normal". Why said effect at all occurs? Not clear. it may have to do with a latency between transmission of data from the controller and the display on the panel, but that's just speculation.

The display controller was still positioned in the OnePlus 3T at the top.The display controller was still positioned in the OnePlus 3T at the top. (Source: Tasssadar @Reddit via XDA)

OnePlus 5 "rubber band" effect is reproducible origin

However, no speculation is probably that OnePlus is right: The "rubber band effect" actually does not rest on a bug or a faulty display batch. However, it remains a mystery whether the manufacturer of the problem was conscious when he decided, the display upside down, install or now as surprised, as we all do. Either way OnePlus either future complaints has tacitly accepted or operated inadequate quality assurance.

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Fortunately, the effect occurs only sporadically, or at least noticed only sporadically. Because despite a few questionable decisions, the OnePlus 5 is a good smartphone that demonstrated not least our review. In our model, we could find no way, "rubber band effect".

Source: XDA via 9to5Google


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