The OnePlus 6 notch design has been confirmed, just like the Apple iPhone X. But it won’t be as big, here is what it looks like.
The Verge reports that it interviewed Carl Pei, and he justified why the company has gone with such a design. Even though the Essential Phone was the first device to actually introduce the Notch style, the iPhone X, was the one which truly set the trend, simply because it sells worldwide, and because it is, well, an Apple iPhone. OEMs copy Apple willy nilly, for people who cannot afford an iPhone.
That however is not the reason why the OnePlus 6 will have a notch. Pei’s theory is that by adding a notch to the phone, the company has moved the notification bar up, which gives the user some extra screen real estate. He also says that the OnePlus 6 notch was designed keeping the earpiece, the selfie camera, the proximity sensor, the ambient light sensor, and the notification LED light in mind.
The OnePlus 6 will have a 90% screen-to-body ratio, while maintaining the same dimensions as its current phones. This is aided by the fact that there will be no chin on the phone because, OnePlus is adding gesture controls, to replace the on-screen navbar keys, to give even more screen real estate, on the bottom of the display.
The notch on the OnePlus 6 will be bigger than that on the Essential Phone, it will be smaller than the iPhone X’s, because OnePlus’ device doesn’t need structured light which is required for the iPhone X’s Face ID.
OnePlus has apparently tested a 1,000 of the top Play Store apps, for compatibility with the notch. This research has led to the clock being moved to the left, to allow more icons on the status bar. The phone will “disguise the notch to recreate the display’s overall curvature”, when a video is playing.
The OnePlus 6 will have a headphone jack, USB Type-C, bottom firing speakers, and a wooden finish for the back panel, according to a leaked image shared by evleaks.
There is no word yet on when the OnePlus 6 could be launched, but we can expect the company to follow its traditional June release schedule.