OnePlus 6 will have a Notch & this is no secret anymore. However, not everyone is happy with this decision. Many people still like that Notch-free look & prefer to have a way to at least hide the Notch.
[Image Courtesy: OnePlus via. The Verge]
OnePlus knew that many of their users were no exception. So, the CEO of OnePlus, Pete Lau confirmed that OnePlus 6 will come with an option to hide the Notch with a Black bar. In reply to a members comment in the OnePlus Community Forum, Pete said,
“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!”
So, the Black Bar can be turned off or on as preferred and it will house the Notifications & the Status Bar as expected. So, it’ll probably be a good option for those people who find it a little bit occurred to have that Notch sitting on the top.
We’re expecting the OnePlus 6 to come out on 27th April so, the only question remaining now is the price of the device. It will possible increase from the OnePlus 5T but, we’ll have to see how much it increases.