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Fixed in 2020.2.X

Fixed in 2019.3.X, 2020.1.X



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[Android] [Gles3] [URP] Darker UI when using Gles3, Linear and URP



Steps to reproduce:
1) Open Unity Hub and create a new URP template project
2) Open Build Settings and switch platform to Android
3) Make sure that Gles3 is the only Graphics API in the list
4) Create Canvas in the scene and add an image
5) Apply provided image
6) Build and Run project on a device

Observe darker UI (check attached image "repro.png")

Reproducible with:
2019.1.0b6, LWRP 5.6.1
2019.1.0b9, LWRP 5.7.2
2019.1.0b10, LWRP 5.7.2
2019.1.0f1, LWRP 5.7.2
2019.1.12f1, LWRP 5.7.2
2019.2.0f1, LWRP 6.9.0
2019.3.1f1, URP 7.2
2020.1.0a22, URP 7.1.8

Not reproducible with:
2018.4.16f1, LWRP 4.1.0
2019.1.0b1, LWRP 5.2.3
2019.1.0b5, lwrp 5.2.3, 5.3.1, 5.6.1

Regression since:

Devices under testing:
Reproduced with:
VLNQA00104, Lge Nexus 5 (Nexus 5), Android 6.0.1, CPU: Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, GPU: Adreno (TM) 330
VLNQA00023, Xiaomi Mi 4i (Mi 4i), Android 5.0.2, CPU: Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, GPU: Adreno (TM) 405
VLNQA00058, Sony Xperia Z (C6603), Android 4.4.4, CPU: Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, GPU: Adreno (TM) 320
VLNQA00324, Sony Xperia T2 Ultra (D5303), Android 5.1.1, CPU: Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, GPU: Adreno (TM) 305

Not reproduced with:
VLNQA00217, Razer Phone 2 (Phone 2), Android 9, CPU: Snapdragon 845 SDM845, GPU: Adreno (TM) 630
VLNQA00123, Google Pixel 2 XL (Pixel 2 XL), Android 10, CPU: Snapdragon 835 MSM8998, GPU: Adreno (TM) 540
VLNQA00134, Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F), Android 9, CPU: Exynos 9 Octa 8895, GPU: Mali-G71

Not reproducible using Built-in RP
Not reproducible using Gamma color space

Comments (6)

  1. Waz

    Jul 21, 2021 21:27

    And now Built-in seems to have the opposite problem: IMGUI is overly bright on Android. Fixing regressions by adding regressions...

  2. CChong_at_Infinity

    Aug 06, 2020 01:31

    I would like to add that this issue is still present in Unity 2019.4.5f1 - but if you read the docs at, this is actually expected behaviour.

    I tried Masak's suggestion and it fixed it for me.

  3. masak

    Apr 09, 2020 16:05

    Did you try to set BlitType to Auto or Always.
    This solves a problem in 2019.3.9f1

    Of cause, this is also kind of bug...

  4. welmeister

    Apr 09, 2020 06:10

    Not fixed in 2019.3.9f1!

    Device: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser (Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410)
    OS: Android 6.0.1
    Color space: Linear
    Graphics APIs: OpenGLES3
    URP version: 7.3.1

  5. masak

    Apr 07, 2020 08:13

    I tested it with 2019.3.8f1, but not be fixed. ( nexus5x )
    Does it need newer URP or 2019.3.9??

  6. lardean_5pg

    Mar 17, 2020 11:29


    I've tested it with 2020.1.0b1.3256 and the bug seems to not be fixed.
    Have you fixed it on this unity version or a later one?
    The phone where the bug still happens is: Moto G4

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