OnePlus 3, 3T Users Report Touch Latency Issue; Company Confirms Fix Coming With Nougat Update

OnePlus 3, 3T Users Report Touch Latency Issue; Company Confirms Fix Coming With Nougat Update

OnePlus 3 received tremendous response across markets and was one of the few smartphones that really impressed when we reviewed it. Unfortunately, the smartphone seems to have at least one fault that’s now being raised by several users on various forums – touch latency.

As per users on XDA Developers, Reddit, as well as the company’s own OnePlus forum, the OnePlus 3 is suffering from touch latency issues. OnePlus 3T users are also raising concern over the touch latency issue that was thought to be limited to the original model. For those unaware, the touch latency is the delay between the touch input and the response on the screen. XDA Developers points out that typical latency on flagship smartphones is at around 50ms while a French reviewer claims that the OnePlus 3T has touch latency of 93ms.

(Also see: OnePlus 3T vs OnePlus 3: What’s New and Different)OnePlus Co-Founder Carl Pei responded to the touch latency issue reported on the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T on Twitter, but at that point just said the company was giving the Android N update for the phones a higher priority. In a tweet, Pei said, “We hear the touch latency feedback, and will look at it soon. N has higher priority.”

The company later however clarified its stance, and in a statement to 9to5Google said it is working on optimising touch latency and a fix will be available alongside the Android Nougat update for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. The update is scheduled to be released by year-end.

OnePlus India, as confirmed earlier, will be launching the OnePlus 3T smartphone on Friday. The new OnePlus 3T looks identical to the original OnePlus 3 though there are plenty of upgrades under the hood. The new variant packs an all-new Snapdragon 821 SoC, a bumped front-facing camera, a new 128GB storage model, and even a new colour variant. Coming to pricing, OnePlus 3T 64GB was priced at $439 (roughly Rs. 29,800), while the 128GB model at $479 (roughly Rs. 32,500).