New OnePlus 5 users have been reporting an odd jelly-like scrolling experience from the device since it went on sale. Apparently, text and images expand and contract while scrolling up and down; causing worry that there may be manufacturing defects.
Despite this, OnePlus has said that there is nothing wrong with the display. Apparently, the behaviour is normal and there is nothing to be worried about. The odd part is that the company is not trying to hide anything, and is being perfectly honest about the graphical aberration.
According to XDA developers, this problem is caused by a display that’s been installed upside down. Not that the factories made a mistake, rather it appears to have been a design choice by OnePlus. There’s no telling why this was done. It just so happens to be that the OnePlus 5 has an display rotated by 180-degrees by default.
There’s more than a little evidence as to the fact that OnePlus deliberately built the smartphone with a reversed screen. For instance, the code for the display controller includes a line that re-orients the display. This code is not found in other OnePlus devices.
Similarly, a teardown of the OnePlus 5 confirmed that the display is not installed in the same way as other smartphones.
OnePlus does not see the jelly scrolling as a problem. In fact, it appears to be a quirk of modern smartphone displays. Other users have confirmed that the same behaviour can be observed by turning any other smartphone upside down. Which is likely why there is no software fix coming any time soon.
This problem isn’t really a massive deal. It’s a small graphical error that seems to be noticeable by a handful of people. Still, it could prove to be annoying for some that would like buttery smooth scrolling. Otherwise, it really shouldn’t impact the experience of the OnePlus 5.
[Source: XDA Developers]