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The OnePlus 6 will have a Notch. Here’s the first official image and the explanation

  1. Cheetosdust Starting Point Expert Mar 28, 2018

    Cheetosdust, Mar 28, 2018 :
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    A lot of us in the community are counting the days until the release of the OnePlus 6. The design and the specs, the features, everything is being scrutinized. Among all those questions, there one that I see a lot here in the forums, social media and even the comments section on the YouTube channel: will the OnePlus 6 have a Notch?

    And now, we have an official answer: it will.

    As you can see on the top of this thread, The Verge published an article with the first official image of the new phone. Not only that, but Carl Pei, co-founder of the company, provided an explanation for it.

    “How big a notch is always depends on your choices as a company,” said Carl Pei, the public face of OnePlus, when he met me in London last week. In his mind, the question of whether to have a notch at all is a foregone conclusion. OnePlus, like every other phone maker opting to go this design route, sees it as adding more screen real estate instead of taking anything away. “What you are essentially doing is moving the entire notification bar up, giving users more content on their screen.”

    The Verge article adds that “Pei believes that OnePlus’ notch is different, implemented with more thought and care. His opening remark about the choices a company makes was a bit of a dig at the Essential notch, which is the narrowest one we’ve seen so far. Pei says OnePlus couldn’t have gone that small without compromising the quality of the device’s earpiece and front-facing camera or omitting the proximity and ambient light sensors or the user-requested LED notification light. At the same time, argues Pei, “we don’t feel the need to have structured light on our phones” akin to Apple’s Face ID, so OnePlus’ notch is appreciably smaller than Apple’s. “Our notch, it will be there,” sums up Pei, and “it’ll be bigger than the Essential Phone, smaller than the iPhone”.

    And if you want to grab a measure tape, here are the official measurements of the Notch that will see on the top of the OP6: 19.616mm x 7.687mm.

    The article also mentions some nice tidbits about the changes you will see on the software side of things. “OnePlus has had its team manually test the top 1,000 Play Store apps to determine which would need a compatibility mode with the notch. The company is shifting its clock to the left side of the screen to allow more room for status icons, and it’s going to disguise the notch any time video is playing on the phone in a way that recreates the overall screen curvature. In my experience with the iPhone X, the only times that the notch has ever been noticeable as an incursion into the regular user experience has been exactly when viewing photos or video, and I’m encouraged to see OnePlus tackling those pain points directly”.

    We saw the implementation [of gestures] on the iPhone,” admits Pei, and “maybe it would have taken longer if Apple hadn’t done it.” He has the same answer when I ask him whether OnePlus would have done a notch design had it not been for the iPhone X: “Maybe not as fast. But we have access to the roadmaps of all the screen manufacturers, and when they gave us the opportunity to make cutouts at the top of the screen, it just made sense.” OnePlus agrees with the widely held view that Apple “accelerates the adoption of things within the industry,” adding the subtle caveat of “where it makes sense.”

    And we also know this about the body ratio. "The specs the company is sharing today are that this will be OnePlus’ biggest screen to date, with a notch-assisted screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent".

    You can read the full article here. As a closing note, it was also confirmed the next OnePlus device will have a headphone jack.
     

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  2. David Y. Community Manager Staff Member Mar 29, 2018

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    David Y., Mar 29, 2018 :
    Hello @WhoAreU , this has nothing to do with our mods. The truth is we planned to randomly pick one and feature it on the homepage so more people can see it, however everything works in order in the [UNIFIED] thread (it's a good news!). So I PM @Cheetosdust and asked him if he can do me a favor, then here we are.

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  3. srs_thewrongguy Honeycomb Mar 28, 2018

  4. meatandy Nougat Mar 28, 2018

    meatandy, Mar 28, 2018 :
    You already shared this in the OP6 speculation thread.
    #SettleDown :p
     

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  5. Cheetosdust Starting Point Expert Mar 28, 2018


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  6. Shivang Joshi The Lab - OnePlus 6T Reviewer Mar 28, 2018

    Shivang Joshi, Mar 28, 2018 :
    I thought about sharing this, but now we already have a thread.

    But, I still don't think that I'll like the notch [e]1f623[/e]‍♂️
     

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  7. Saurav Pillai Honeycomb Mar 28, 2018


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  8. hitesh7422 Froyo Mar 28, 2018


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  9. WhoAreU Froyo Mar 28, 2018


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  10. Cheetosdust Starting Point Expert Mar 28, 2018


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  11. Nichrome Honeycomb Mar 28, 2018


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  12. VaibhavBhargava Lollipop Mar 28, 2018

    VaibhavBhargava, Mar 28, 2018 :
    And then the same customers crying about face unlock and the rest of the crap.
     

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  13. rajasimon Eclair Mar 28, 2018


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  14. MiszterSoul Honeycomb Mar 28, 2018


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  15. Shivang Joshi The Lab - OnePlus 6T Reviewer Mar 28, 2018

    Shivang Joshi, Mar 28, 2018 :
    With all due respect, I'll disagree with him.

    As soon as Apple removes their notch, all other sheep brands would follow the suit[e]1f614[/e]
     

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  16. Sanyatoneplus Gingerbread Mar 28, 2018

    Sanyatoneplus, Mar 28, 2018 :
    This is no edge to edge display and I see across the tech world - people when they see a phone with a notch they also say edge to edge display while it is actually not. There is a bezel at the bottom. Instead, I would have like the bezel at the top (so no notch and not sick like an iPhone) and at the same time they could've gone edge-to-edge on sides and bottom. I still prefer OP5T - happy I grabbed one before the notch is out.
     

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  17. Jumpi1234 Jelly Bean Mar 28, 2018


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  18. sgurjeet99 Gingerbread Mar 28, 2018

    sgurjeet99, Mar 28, 2018 :
    Yes the Oneplus notch is implemented with more thought and care. (That's why it looks exactly the same as Oppo, Vivo and Huawei).
    And I'm looking forward to the time when new iPhone won't have a notch and the 6T won't too then[e]1f602[/e]
     

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  19. F_Santiago_Lepine_Tkik Cupcake Mar 28, 2018

    F_Santiago_Lepine_Tkik, Mar 28, 2018 :
    why in the mother of god have to copy the notch, this stuff its not consulted to the costumers who made the company earn money? if you have a good product, this is not a setback? or only couse every brand is copying apple, (which i detest and pick 5t...) "i will have more sales? dont understand please pei explain why i would love a copy
     

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  20. eye842 KitKat Mar 28, 2018

    eye842, Mar 28, 2018 :
    Thanks for sharing, it's always nice to get some confirmation on what is coming regardless. I'll be looking elsewhere if I need a new phone.
     

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  21. sathilkadissanayake Donut Mar 28, 2018


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