OnePlus 6 doesn’t seem to be becoming the thing of the past anytime soon. The most celebrated flagship of 2018 so far is always in the news for some reason. And, ever since the smartphone has launched, small issues associated with the smartphone have been surfacing every now and then. The company, however, has moved past all the major/minor bug fixes until again a new issue has come to light. There have been reports of the rear glass near the phone’s volume buttons shattering easily, even with little to no provocation.
OnePlus 6 Rear Glass Break Issue: Everything We Know
The elegant design of the OnePlus 6 could be vulnerable to cracking. Several users have reported the issue on Reddit. The issue first got attention when a user posted an image of OnePlus 6 with cracked rear glass first popped up on the OnePlus subreddit. The user argued that the rear glass broke by itself. One more OnePlus 6 owner doubled the issue by posting an image of his OnePlus 6 shattered from the same spot. The Reddit user, ‘Southernboyj’ (Reddit handle) who raised the issue first said, “Hey guys, just an interesting post. I think the OnePlus 6 back Glass must be exceptionally weak. I’ve had my phone since launch day, and it’s been in a OnePlus Sandstone case since Day 1. I take it out of the case pretty frequently to clean it. Somehow in the last 24 hours, the back Glass cracked without it even being dropped or subject to anything rigorous. It was Sunday so I was just at my house most of the day. I found another poster on here who’s Glass cracked in the same spot (from the volume rocker outward). Wonder if there’s some kind of design flaw there?”
One more user who goes by the account name ‘Just_a_Barrel’ said, “Hey all, I received my phone Friday along with the nylon case and I’ve been loving it ever since. I put the phone in the case the second I opened everything and haven’t taken it out until today. I was about to show off the glass back when I pulled the phone out to find that the back had cracked, a lot. It has only been dropped about 3 times because my daughter was watching YouTube videos, but it’s only been from the height of the bed or below. I thought the nylon case would be enough to prevent this but I guess not. Does anyone know what I can do? I know the warranty only covers defects, so that’s not an option. would a repair shop be able to get a replacement back for this?”
Then there is yet another user who faced the exact same issue with his OnePlus 6 handset hinting towards a potential design flaw. The user by the account name ‘Kannahayabusa12’ claimed, “I have the EXACT same crack in the EXACT same place. Never dropped it, always used the wooden case I bought with the device. Failed batch, perhaps?”
OnePlus 6 Rear Glass Breakage: Could this be serious?
We have come across reports from a few handles reporting the exact same issue. Different users have a different interpretation of the issue with their model of OnePlus 6. Some of the users commented that these could be the handsets from a failed batch or maybe just a coincidence. While the others are claiming it to be a design flaw. As of now, no one has fone aggressively vocal on the subject of matter. Also, OnePlus has sold over millions of units in a very short span of time. There have been no reports on something serious happening to the handsets in general. We wouldn’t be worried about a serious shortcoming in the most popular Andriod phone today. Although the affected users have expressed concerns about a potential design flaw, there are some arguing that the situation like this could happen if you are even a little careless while carrying your smartphone. A Reddit user with the handle name ‘igganilo’ came up with this, “are you maybe leaving it in your back pocket when you sit down? Some folks consider that normal, but it’s always baffled me”.