Huawei Nexus 6P users reporting cracked rear camera glass issue

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Some users of the the new Huawei Google Nexus 6P have reported that the glass covering the rear camera could crack spontaneously without applying stress. Some Nexus 5X users also claim that the handset takes inverted images when clicking photos through third-party camera app.

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Some of the users of the Nexus 6P took to Reddit revealing that the smartphone's glass panel that covers the rear camera, flash, and laser auto focus setup can crack for simply no reason. Users who experienced such a problem with their phones have posted images of the shattered glass panel saying that it happened as soon as they kept the smartphone on its back on any surface. The reason for cracking of the glass panel is not yet clear. Both Huawei and Google are yet to give us details on this or officially confirm such developments that users have reported.

Huawei Nexus 6P users reporting cracked rear camera glass issue

One of the reasons for the cracking of the glass panel is the nature of the glass which changes according to the environment. A minor scratch or flaw could also become the origin point of cracking. A Reddit user wrote an explanation as to why the glass could be cracking. The user wrote, "This could be caused by the method they use to temper the glass. I'm by no means an expert, but the method used to temper Gorilla glass involves giving the glass ion baths to strengthen it. The strength comes at a cost though - due to the strong attraction of the glass particles to one another and compression of the whole, the glass develops lines of internal torque and stress, leading to explosive results if the glass is impacted or pressed from the wrong angle."

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As per user reports, the glass covering the rear camera of the Huawei-made Google Nexus 6P can spontaneously crack without applying any stress. Also, some Nexus 5X users are claiming that they experienced a problem with their handsets as it ends up clicking inverted images when photos are clicked via third party apps.

Some Nexus 6P users took it to Reddit over the weekend revealing that the smartphone's glass panel that covers the rear camera, flash, and laser auto focus setup can crack without any particular reason. Users have also posted images of the shattered glass panel saying it happened as soon as they kept the smartphone on its back on any surface. The reason for cracking of the glass panel is yet to be known. Both Google and Huawei are also yet to give their statements on the issue. As of now, it is still unclear as to how many such incidents went unreported.

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One of the reasons for the cracking of the glass panel is said to be the quick expansion and contraction of glass when in heat or in cold environment. A minor scratch or flaw could also become the origin point of cracking. A Reddit user explained the cause for the cracking of the glass, "This could be caused by the method they use to temper the glass. I'm by no means an expert, but the method used to temper Gorilla glass involves giving the glass ion baths to strengthen it. The strength comes at a cost though - due to the strong attraction of the glass particles to one another and compression of the whole, the glass develops lines of internal torque and stress, leading to explosive results if the glass is impacted or pressed from the wrong angle."

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Users also report that the Nexus 5X rear camera captures images upside down when clicking from a third-party camera app.

Another Reddit user who goes by the name, etalvala claiming to be the tech lead for Android's camera framework, explained how the rear camera was mounted on the smartphone. "Because of manufacturing reasons, we needed to mount the Nexus 5X main sensor in the less-common (reverse landscape) orientation - the wires from the sensor chip wouldn't have fit otherwise."

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