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Look out! Problems have been found with the OnePlus 6T screen

The OnePlus 6T, released a few weeks ago, has made many fall in love with it. That's understandable when it offers a flagship package at an affordable price. A discreet notch, an in-display fingerprint reader, up to 8 GB RAM and 256 GB internal memory... All great, until the first issues and bugs have started appearing - the screen seems to have been affected the most. We'll explain exactly what's going on.

The first complaint was posted on OnePlus forum thread on November 5. He reported that when the screen is on (especially after unlocking it), a "wave" of pink pixels appears that quickly travels all over the screen. A malfunction that does not hinder the use of the device but is certainly annoying. More complaints have followed since, including videos demonstrating the problem.

For now the issue is far from global, but the number of complaints continues to rise. It seems to occur more frequently when the screen is in the Always on Display function, or when trying to use facial recognition or the famous screen fingerprint reader.

Where could the fault lie?

While waiting for official statements from OnePlus, at the moment everything is an assumption. It could be a software problem, which can be solved with a new update, and hopefully not a hardware problem.

A pity, since the screen is (in principle) one of the big points in favor of this device, with its 6.4 inches, its AMOLED technology and its 2340 x 1080 resolution.

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Fingerprint reader on screen / © AndroidPIT

Did the same thing happen to you with your new OnePlus 6T? Did you get it sorted out? Let us know in the comments.

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  • TGC 1 week ago Link to comment

    Looks like it's a problem connected with units made from India. Oneplus makes use of partner services for Indian consumption and must not be having thorough quality checks and manufacturing processes. I have oneplus 3T which is made by oneplus, China. It's still works fine. Local assembly is now a big concern area for Oneplus to which it doesn't look like they are paying much attention, sadly.


  • Tenho um thunder purple 100% sem problemas tb tenho tb s9 plus e p20pro so nao gostei nada das cameras do oneplus de resto considero do melhor sistema que ha oxigenio !!!


  • Look at the rash of no and low count posters! Seems One Plus has rallied the counter attack with junk accounts.


  • Day one purchase for me and two other family members. Phone has been flawless for all of us. The 6T is our first OnePlus phone. So far, we love it.


  • Had mine since mid November. No issue at all.


  • Nope Its beautiful and fantastic from the 1st day ..


  • Wow, look at the Samsung fans here lol


  • Ive had the 6t since the day it was released in the USA. NO problems whatsoever. This sounds like a somewhat isolated issue as I don't know a single person that has had the screen problem you cite.


    • Meaningless comment. I can say the same thing. The thing is I know no one with the phone. So such anecdotal claims are meaningless


  • Oppo ALWAYS has issues with EVERY OnePlus phone because they really aren't tested before release. The end user is the beta tester, report the problems, they fix it, then issue another "batch". It's always best, if you go for a Oppo OnePlus, to WAIT a month or two, before purchase. Unlike other brands, Oppo doesn't really invest the time to test.


  • Have had a OnePlus 6T since November 3rd and haven't had any issues whatsoever. Even used it while walking in the rain - in LA on November 29th, purposely got it drenched and still working...


  • Day one 6T owner. No problems whatsoever


  • I've had my 6T since launch day with zero issues.


  • It maybe a interaction with the underglass fingerprint scanner.


  • And who didn't see this coming. onePlus has NEVER done a screen well. They don't understand the tech. They're just script kiddies plugging pieces together and saying they're great. Besides. This story is a few days old and you're just getting to it now? Step up your game.


  • That's not a bug, that's a feature.

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