It’s been a rollercoaster of a launch week for OnePlus; following extraordinary hype surrounding its launch, the OnePlus 5 was soon discovered to have a few oddities with its display, which the company explained away as “natural,” and without a fix.
A new issue has now emerged, pertaining to how the OnePlus 5 handles stereo audio while recording videos.
According to a Reddit post, videos recorded in landscape mode have the stereo audio recorded in inverted channels – audio from the left is recorded on the right channel and vice versa. The Reddit user demonstrated the issue with a video, that can be seen below.
It seems that the OnePlus 5 simply isn’t inverting the audio depending on the phone’s orientation – something that should be easily fixable via a software update. OnePlus says that it is working on one, but hasn’t provided a time frame for it.
With the audio issue, along with other post-launch promises like adding 4K image stabilization, the OnePlus software team sure is going to be busy. There have already been two software updates for the phone, with a few minor fixes and a couple of stability improvements.
The OnePlus 5 relies on a mono speaker, so the audio issue can go unnoticed if the videos are played on the device itself. But, using the phone upside down is increasingly looking like a better experience – perhaps in this case, users are best advised to hold it wrong.