The OnePlus 2 was launched this month with much fervor by the company and was touted to be the 2016 flagship killer. However, it seems that the OnePlus One successor has a major issue with its unique capacitive home button. Also Read - OnePlus could soon come under Oppo's shelter, suggests new leaked documentAlso Read - OnePlus Nord N200 to get just one Android OS update but 3 years of maintenance patches
According to threads on OnePlus forums, the home button on the OnePlus 2 stops functioning properly if you hold the phone in one hand and try using the home button. The issue happens when the hand touches the metal frame on the side, which had been one of the major design improvements in the phone. Also Read - OnePlus phones in future will continue to run OxygenOS despite merger with Oppo: Report
However, the home button works properly when you try touching it with the same hand that’s holding the phone or when it is kept in a way that nothing touches the metallic frame. The folks at Android Police have managed to replicate the problem in a video.
This grounding issue persists even after installing the latest update on the OnePlus 2. BGR India had also reported that the home button was unresponsive on many occasions.
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OnePlus One users might have a deja vu moment with the touchscreen bug that plagued the phone and hasn’t been satisfactorily rectified, yet. BGR India has reached out to OnePlus about this grounding issue, and will post an update when we receive a response.