According to users, the text and images on their OnePlus 5 device expand and shink as they swipe in different direction. The company released a informal statement that the jelly scrolling is a natural effect on the device, meaning there isn’t a fix for it because it is not a defect.
But it only happens on 5 reported device, and why they it behave like that? Today, we will get our answer.
XDA developers investigate this issue and guessed that the device’s screen wasn’t mounted the usual way when they tried to replicate the jelly scrolling on their test devices.
XDA found proof in the device kernel source code instructing the display controller to compensate by 180 degrees, upon checking the OnePlus 5 and older 3T, a reddit user Tasssadar found images proving that the OnePlus 5 display was mounted in inverted position.
According to 9to5Google, the manufacturer thought of rotating the display, because it fits better that way on the new device. The screen attachment module on the 3T has been taken by the OnePlus 5 camera sensor.
We already reach out to OnePlus to confirm if the phone’s display was rotated by 180 degrees on purpose, we are still waiting. Though its still early to assume that changing the display position would fix the said issue.
“The OnePlus 5 uses the same level of high-quality components as all OnePlus devices, including the AMOLED display. We’ve received feedback from a small number of users saying that at times they notice a subtle visual effect when scrolling. This is natural and there’s no variance in screens between devices.”
If you recently bought OnePlus 5 and notice a weird behavior when scrolling through your smartphone, you better swap it for another device or get a refund until they manage to fix this jelly scrolling on all of their devices.