Just last week, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed that the upcoming OnePlus 6 will indeed feature the iPhone X-like notch design. However, Lau has today taken this announcement to the next level by announcing that eventually, OnePlus 6 will rollout a feature that will allow users to hide the notch. But that’s not quite what you are thinking!
You can’t exactly get rid of the notch from the display, but what it will allow you to do is black out the display area around the notch for a more traditional display appearance.
“A black-out feature was seriously considered in the early stages of the development of the OnePlus 6. At the time we decided against adding this feature. We wanted to focus all of our time and resources on delivering an exceptional full-screen experience. I still believe the best way to experience the OnePlus 6 is using the full potential of the display. Recently many users have raised interest in having a black-out function. We respect your feedback, and would like to give everyone the ability to choose. This function will enable you to black out the background of the notifications and status bar. It will be added in a future software update released after the launch of the OnePlus 6. Look forward to sharing this new update with you all. Thank you for making us better!,” Lau wrote on the OnePlus forum.
This development comes after the confirmation of the notch rustled a lot of jimmies on the OnePlus forum. Fans began to complain on the lines of OnePlus not listening or caring to its fans’ opinions and forcing the notch on them just to jump on the latest design fad.
It is still to be seen how the fans take the screen blacking out feature. Yes, the users who are ok with the notch can just use the device as is, but for the ones not in favour of the notch, they get a chunk of undesired bezel on top. But the final reactions can be known only when the device is finally out! Watch the space for all updates on the OnePlus 6.