OPPO and Vivo that belong to BBK Electronics have recently launched OPPO R15, R15 Dream Mirror, OPPO F7, Vivo X21 and Vivo V9 smartphones with notched display design. Hence, the rumor mill has been speculating that the OnePlus brand that belongs to BBK Electronics will be also arriving with a notched display. An image of the OnePlus 6 that has been released by none other than Carl Pei, the co-founder of OnePlus confirms that it will be arriving with a notched screen.
The Sharp Aquos S2 and the Essential Phone were the first smartphones to arrive with notched display. Compared to these phones, the iPhone X that had 10th anniversary smartphone from Apple features a larger notch that houses the complex TrueDepth Camera system for Face ID.
According to Pei, the presence of a notch on the OnePlus 6 will provide its users with more screen space. Compared to all the predecessor OnePlus phones, the OnePlus 6 will be offering the highest screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent. Also, it won’t be resembling the OPPO R15 series as some rumors have been claiming.
Pei claims that the notch on the OP6 will be packed with a selfie camera, an earpiece, notification LED, proximity and ambient sensors. The notch will be smaller than iPhone X since it won’t be housing structured light like the Face ID. He has revealed that the OnePlus 6’s notch measures 19.616 x 7.687mm.
He added that the company has manually tested 1,000 apps from Google Play store to check how the notch appears on different apps. OnePlus is shifting the position of the clock towards the left side of the display to provide more space for status icons. The device will be disguising the notch while playing a video on the phone to deliver notch-free viewing experience. Also, the handset will be also supporting gesture-based inputs.
An image of the OnePlus 6 that was recently leaked by Evan Blass had revealed that the handset would be arriving with a 3.5mm audio jack, USB-C port and an external speaker grille. The back panel of the phone would be featuring a vertically stacked dual camera setup and a fingerprint reader.
The recently spotted Geekbench listing of the smartphone had revealed that the OnePlus 6 would be arriving with Snapdragon 845 chipset and 6 GB of RAM. This could be the base model with 64 GB of storage. The higher variant may feature 8 GB of RAM. A recent leak had revealed that the highest configuration model of OP6 may feature 256 GB of storage. It may house a 3,450mAh battery. As far as the launch is concerned, Pei had earlier revealed that it would be unveiled in late Q2.