Earlier this year, OnePlus unveiled its next-gen flagship devices – OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro on April 14. Although the standard OnePlus 8 is technically still a flagship killer that OnePlus aggressively marketed its previous phones with, the OnePlus 8 Pro is indeed an ultra-premium $1,000 phone. However, just days after the phones were made available, some users noticed a ‘green tint’ on the Pro variant while some even reported ‘black crush issues with the displays. Fast forward to today, users have taken to XDA, Reddit and other forums discussing a similar issue they have noticed with the latest OnePlus Nord.
Users have noticed that their OnePlus Nord shows a greenish tint on the display that varies based on the brightness levels. Some other users stated that there’s a purple tint on the screen which is disturbing since OnePlus uses AMOLED displays and that is why many people stick to OnePlus than any other phones.
According to the report, similar issues are detected on the lower quality of AMOLED panels. OnePlus hasn’t yet acknowledged the issue officially although it isn’t the first time users have reported this issue with OnePlus smartphones.
Green tint and black crush issues have been reported on OnePlus 7T as well although that was fixed later on. Cut to OnePlus 8 series, users reported about the issue to OnePlus that acknowledged it. Some users tried using the DC dimming feature, however, a user reported that this skewed some colors from what they should look like such as WhatsApp color or black crush when watching a movie when the scene is darker.
OnePlus did send out an OTA update which didn’t fix the issue for all users. This is when OnePlus asked users to either send it their units for repair or get a full refund or submit a replacement form hoping that the replaced unit doesn’t carry the same issues with it. This happened after the Chinese manufacturer confirmed the green tint and black crush issues as hardware-related problems.
As of now, if you OnePlus Nord or 8/8 Pro units are exhibiting similar problems, you can either ask for a replacement or get it repaired. If you haven’t purchased it yet, wait until the next batch arrives and purchase if the problems with the display are resolved.