The company also touts that the displays used for the OnePlus 6 are better in brightness levels, chromatic accuracy, colour range quality and are optimised for the "notch-based design". The notch or the front cut-out on the display of the phone, where the camera is typically encased, has divided opinion among the tech fraternity. Its size is between the notches seen on the Essential Phone and the iPhone X, based on the number of components the company intends to squeeze into the space. According to Lau's blogpost, the idea was to "maximize the use of the space" on the display, which is freed up as smartphone components get smaller and with use of reduced bezels.
Lau also revealed that the notch on the OnePlus 6 measures 19.61 x 7.68 mm and occupies a minimal amount of space. Recently, in India, mid-range smartphones like Oppo F7 and Vivo V9 came with the same feature. Lau added that the company aimed at "optimal phone design" while ensuring that there was no compromise on the performance of the device. Being able to offer more screen without compromising on size or performance is a great benefit. While CEO Pete Lau had earlier hinted on the inclusion of the notch design, he has now taken upon himself to justify the design decision and let the OnePlus fanboys know that why the notch makes sense on the OnePlus 6. This year, the company is expected to unveil a flagship smartphone called OnePlus 6.
The OnePlus 6 will be sporting a notch on the front panel, and it will be housing the front camera, ambient light sensor, LED notification light, and an earpiece. OnePlus CEO also said that the company needs to scale up production as they grow globally, and for this they will need "a display that is readily procurable" to keep up with demand. First, the company says the notch will not cut off notifications as they plan to optimise OxygenOS to work with the same. The Chinese OEM will implement a notched display for a bigger screen real estate. Lau said that the bottom bezel is required to connect the display to the internal hardware. Also unlike the iPhone X, the OnePlus 6 would retain a bottom chin - this is not for any aesthetic or a UX-based reason, but rather because Apple's implementation is too expensive.