The OnePlus 6 will be able to hide the display notch


It seemed that in 2017 the trend was removing the headphone jack in favor of Bluetooth audio or through a USB Type-C dongle. Now, in 2018, it is all about the notch – a small cutout that OEM’s are opting to use on their devices that have edge-to-edge displays to house the front-facing camera and other sensors.

We’ve already seen the iPhone X, Huawei, and Xiaomi embrace the notch design to push the display to the very top of the device. The LG G7 and 6 will soon join those, but has taken to its forums to advise that users can hide it if they wish.

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei looked to proactively address the complaints about the featuring a notch even before the device is released. Pei says the will include a feature that first was seen in the Huawei P20. Users can “hide” the notch with software, which will wrap it in a black linear line.

This gives the display a feeling that there is no notch at all by simply surrounding it in the same color as the bezel. You lose a small amount of display real-estate but allows the device to adopt a more traditional look.

While OnePlus say it is taking care of ensuring the notch doesn’t impede on the media experience, you always have the option to just ‘turn it off’.


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