OnePlus 6 Notch can be disabled completely by blacking out the sides via a setting

OnePlus 6 Notch

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau, has taken to the company’s forums again to speak about the display of their upcoming device, and more importantly the OnePlus 6 Notch. The company has received flak from users, for following the trend set by Apple.

And Carl Pei, the company’s co-founder tried to justify the Notch’s presence, by telling how it gives you some extra screen space by moving the status bar further up, but he seems to have failed the critics.

Lau began by explaining that the Notch which isĀ 19.616mm by 7.687mm in size, packs the front-facing camera, ear piece, and LED light. And users can disable the Notch in landscape mode. This will be achieved digitally, through a setting called Compatibility mode, which blacks out the display on either side of the Notch, to make it blend in. This will allow for a more immersive video watching experience.

This latest attempt to explain the Notch’s purpose at the forums drew a lot of comments from displeased users who demanded a way to disable the Notch completely, and Lau responded to the criticism in a positive way.

The OnePlus 6 Notch will allow users to disable it completely in both landscape and portrait mode. Support for Compatibility mode in portrait mode, will be be added in a future OTA Update, which will make it. This move will cater to both groups of users, i.e., those who want the Notch, and those who dislike it,

Lau also mentioned that OxygenOS will be optimized to ensure that all notifications will be displayed correctly and that 1000 popular apps were tested to ensure full compatibility. He also clarified why the OnePlus 6 still has a chin (a bottom bezel), that’s because the display has a ribbon at the bottom, which connects the display to the chipset, and this requires a bottom bezel.

It is amazing how many people are hating on a device which is yet to be launched. And I’m fairly certain that such people have never used a phone with a notch, let alone see one in real life,

We already know that the OnePlus 6 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, with one variant having 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. The device has been Wi-Fi certified, and teasers for the phone are being released almost everyday. So, we can expect OnePlus 6 launch in the near future.

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