The OxygenOS 5.1.8 update for One Plus 6 in June has reportedly caused screen flickering display issues. The issue mainly emerges in bright sunlight when the adaptive brightness mode is enabled. One plus on August 3rd announced that they would be fixing the issue in their next over-the-air update.
The problem began after users noticed the display flickering on their One Plus 6 after installing the OxygenOS 5.1.8 update that was released earlier in June. The problem bug surfaces when the screen goes to a 100 per cent brightness through the built-in adaptive brightness mode that uses the ambient light sensor of the handset to boost the brightness in a bright light.
Previously, One Plus 6 users noticed a huge amount of power drain on their phones after updating to OxygenOS 5.1.8. The One Plus 3 and One Plus 3T running OxygenOS 5.0.3 also had reported similar problems. One Plus then brought OxygenOS 5.1.9 update last month with a Sleep Standby optimisation feature to enhance battery life on the One Plus 6. Strangely, OnePlus failed to recognise and fix the display flickering problem in OxygenOS 5.1.9 update.
“We have noticed feedback from some users regarding the adaptive brightness feature on the One Plus 6. It will be optimised in the next OTA update (to be released very soon!),” One Plus wrote in the weekly forum post while confirming the fix for the adaptive brightness flaw that brought display flickering on some OnePlus 6 handsets.
A few users found a tempory solution by either clearing the cache will help to fix the flickering display issue. Another user stated third-party Lux works in adjusting the brightness accurately in bright sunlight. Until now there is no particular release date mentioned by the company. However, users can check whether or not the update is available by going to settings and then to system updates.
The One Plus 6 has an enormous 6.28-inch full HD+ AMOLED display with a resolution of 2280×1080 pixels. It runs the Snapdragon 845 processor paired with the Adreno 630 GPU. OnePlus 6 comes with 6GB/8GB of RAM and three internal storage variants: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. This phone is backed by a 3,300mAh battery.