What you need to know
- Buyers of OnePlus's Nord have reported screen tinting issues.
- The company at first said it was a characteristic of OLED displays and not a flaw.
- OnePlus now promises a software update to address the display issue.
OnePlus Nord users on the product forums (opens in new tab) and reddit posted reports this week noting that the Nord's screen was suffering a screen tinting issue on the bottom half of the screen. Specifically, the display would take on a greenish hue at low brightness. Not all users found it distressing, but some were concerned that it was a manufacturing flaw or something similar.
OnePlus initially noted that the screen-casting was a result of the OLED display, giving the following statement to 9to5Google:
Despite saying it was not a "quality issue", an updated statement to 9to5Google noted that they were "working on an OTA to address this [display issue]," so we'll have to see how that turns out.
The OnePlus Nord is the company's latest smartphone, billed as a return to its roots in terms of market positioning. Reviewing the Nord for Android Central, Harish Jonnalagadda said:
A screen-issue like this (if widespread) may give buyers the impression of cut-corners, but we'll have to see how the fix tackles the issue when it lands.
Well, time to throw it in the dumpster!
True story, HTC had software & hardware issues too. But they overcame it. Every company has some kind of issue at launch. It's to be expected. What's up with the green tint issues?? Several other phones suffered the same thing.
Throw that sorry Noord in to a wood chipper.
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