On March 28, OnePlus‘ CEO Carl Pei had published a tweet on Twitter which confirmed the presence of the notch on the upcoming flagship OnePlus 6. But now, it has suddenly disappeared, and Pei has left no reason for the deletion. The most reliable hypothesis is, obviously, the disappointment from fans. After Apple released the iPhone X, the notch has become a trend in the smartphone market. First Asus, then Huawei, took inspiration from Apple and released their main flagships of the year with a notch.
But a lot of people seem to hate the notch and its source of inspiration, Apple. Just to remind you, even OnePlus’ sister companies Oppo and Vivo (each of these companies is owned by BBK Electronics) have already released their most important devices with a notch. Given that Oppo R11S had the same design as the OnePlus 5T, fans realized that the upcoming OnePlus 6 was likely to have a notch especially after the release of the R15, and this post was just an opportunity to express their disappointment. In the post which has now been deleted, Carl Pei wrote: “Learn to love the notch” and linked his interview with The Verge.
Do you think Carl Pei deleted the tweet to re-design the phone after acknowledging disappointment from its fans? That’s highly unlikely! Note that OnePlus CEO did talk about why notch on a display makes sense in its online forums and the post is still up. So the notch is likely here to stay.
OnePlus 6 is expected to come with a display bigger than 6 inches and a Full HD+ resolution. Under the hood, there should be an octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset by Qualcomm paired with 6 or 8 GB of RAM depending on the configuration which you will choose to buy. There should also be a dual camera with 16 + 20 MP resolutions.
This year, talks about OnePlus 6 has started quite early. We were the first ones to report that the OP6 could launch early in 2018, as early as March. While March is coming to an end, it won’t be surprising if the OnePlus 6 meets us sometime in April or May, much earlier than its usual launch in June.