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Updated | OnePlus 6's adaptive brightness feature reported to cause screen flickering

A few OnePlus 6 devices are suffering from flickering at high brightness levels.
A few OnePlus 6 devices are suffering from flickering at high brightness levels.
A few OnePlus 6 handsets are reportedly suffering from screen flickering issues when the adaptive brightness feature is enabled. The handset seems to flicker between two brightness levels when the brightness goes high. OnePlus is yet to acknowledge and provide a fix for the issue.

Update:

The issue of screen flickering was noticed during our review of the device as well. We noticed a low PWM frequency of 236 Hz at almost every brightness level, which is likely to cause headaches and eyestrain for sensitive people. Hopefully, OnePlus addresses this at the earliest.

Original Article:

A few users have taken to the OnePlus forums to report screen flickering when adaptive brightness is enabled on the OnePlus 6. Specifically, the issue seems to occur when the brightness is set to maximum, which is mostly when the device is used outdoors. 

The issue does seem to affect a small number of devices but it is also possible that other users haven't noticed it yet. Android Police says that the issue is mostly seen when the brightness is set very high and brightly colored content is displayed on the screen. It is not yet known whether the issue is a hardware or software issue as it seems to occur even in the latest Oxygen OS 5.1.9 version. Apparently, the issue is not seen at lower brightness levels. 

User have filed bug reports with OnePlus but the company is yet to acknowledge this problem. Hopefully, that won't take too long and a fix is probably in the works.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-07-30 (Update: 2018-07-30)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.