A few days ago OnePlus revealed that OnePlus 6 will sport a notch in the front. The company also gave fans the first look at the design of its upcoming flagship smartphone. As revealed by co-founder Carl Pei, the OnePlus 6 notch would contain the front camera, earpiece, ambient light sensor, and LED notification light.
The CEO of the company Pete Lau has given some details behind adopting the design first introduced by iPhone X. Lau said: “the space occupied by the notch typically goes unused in standard use.”. OnePlus 6 will be launched in the second quarter, likely in May or June, and will run on the Snapdragon 845 chip.
In a forum post, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau provided a comprehensive justification around the implementation of the notch on the upcoming OnePlus 6’s display. As you know iPhone X was the first to have a notch but now Android-branded handsets are increasingly adopting it. “Since our components no longer require the entire width of a top bezel. We focused our efforts on maximizing the amount of screen real estate. It’s easy to get caught up in a debate on aesthetics, but to us, this decision was simply about pursuing optimal phone design,” said Lau in the post. According to him central positioning of the front camera is crucial to ensure accurate alignment in selfie shots. And while using the Face Unlock feature. Speculative technologies such as a ‘pop-out’ camera seemed impractical for current generation smartphones.
OnePlus also claims that the display it chose for the OnePlus 6 is made for a ‘notch-based’ design. Which in term will offer a better quality brightness level, chromatic accuracy, and color range. Scalability of the display is a big necessity for smaller phone makers like OnePlus. The Company acknowledging the amount of capital they have. Incorporating a display that has strong supply – thanks to OEMs like Asus and Huawei – was one of the factors in opting for this kind of design.