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OnePlus 8 Pro users complain of ‘green tint’ and ‘black crush’ issues on the display

On: April 24, 2020

Earlier this month, OnePlus launched the much-anticipated  OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro through an online-only event. Since then, the brand has announced Indian pricing of the flagships as well as pricing of pop-up boxes in the country. The OnePlus 8 Pro is the most ambitious smartphone from the brand flaunting features like a 120Hz QHD+ Fluid AMOLED display, Snapdragon 865 SoC, IP68 rating and more. OnePlus marketed the display on the 8 Pro to be its best screen yet, with the panel scoring an A+ rating in DisplayMate’s tests. However, it seems that OnePlus 8 Pro has found itself in a soup as the same green tint issue that plagued the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has been reported by several 8 Pro users as well. Here’s the update on the issue so far.

OnePlus 8 Pro Green Tint and Black Crush issue

OnePlus 8 Pro (on the left) is visibly suffering from the green tint issue

OnePlus 8 Pro (on the left) is visibly suffering from the green tint issue

Several users on the official OnePlus forums have reported that their OnePlus 8 Pro display suffers from a green tint issue when the ambient lighting is low. One such user, who recently received the smartphone has posted a side-by-side image of the Pro variant with the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ to show the difference between the two. Users have reported that the issue is showing up when the display refresh rate is set at 120Hz and brightness is set to low. One of the workarounds to get rid of the green tint issue is to disable the DC Dimming from settings, but that in turns leads to a “black crush” issue. The black crush causes excess grain in darker areas, particularly when watching videos. The same user also reported display burn in, where icon burn in is clearly visible on the screen.

In the thread, David from OnePlus’ Product Marketing team has stated that the brand is investigating the issue and working on the best possible solution. The fix will be rolled out as soon as they are ready and the green tint issue will likely be resolved in the next OTA update.

OnePlus 8 Pro specifications and features

The OnePlus 8 Pro is equipped with a 6.78-inch Fluid AMOLED panel with QHD+ resolution. The smartphone is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G SoC, paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB storage. In the camera department, there are 48MP quad rear cameras and a 16MP shooter on the front. Other features include OxygenOS atop Android 10, 4,510mAh battery, 30W wired and wireless charging, IP68 rating, in-display fingerprint scanner and more.

The smartphone starts in India at Rs 54,999 for the 8GB RAM option, with the 12GB variant retailing for Rs 59,999. The phone will be available in Ultramarine Blue, Onyx Black, and Glacial Green paint jobs.

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