OnePlus 6 will get a feature to hide the notch, Pete Lau confirms

- Adrian Ungureanu
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My first question would be: Why would you put a notched screen on the phone if you are going to hide it anyway? OnePlus 6 will have a notch in the screen like the iPhone X, which is confirmed by Pete Lau, the CEO of OnePlus.

He got into conversations on the company’s official forum and, responding to one of the users who asked the company to clarify whether or not OP6 will have a feature to hide the notch, Lau said the the company will deliver the feature.

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“, wrote Pete Lau.

However, the feature will not be delivered from the factory, but will later become available through a software update that will be distributed after the launch of OnePlus 6.

Lau was in the mood to write on the forum. Earlier today we told you that he also officially confirmed some of the specifications of the new phone, via a post he wrote on the forum. OnePlus 6 is expected to resemble the Oppo R15, a phone produced by OPPO, which is part of the same group as OnePlus, the BBK Electronics.