Currently, the notch on top of the screen is becoming a new trend in smartphones. After a handful of smartphones, OnePlus 6 is coming with a top notch screen.

But, OnePlus had to face some inevitable criticism ahead of the phone’s launch. To avoid such negative publicity, Co-founder Carl Pei explained their decision as well as its merits.

Adding to it, CEO Pete Lau started a thread on company’s forum to connect with fans on the same subject.

A no. of comments came and many of them were inquiry about the ability of smartphone to hide the notch. To be specific, making the status bar black with notification and status icons in white.

We have seen something like this Huawei P20 and OnePlus is also coming up with the similar solution. Although, the support for hiding the notch will be available after the phone’s launch.

“Hide Notch” feature of Huawei P20

In a recent post, Pete Lau explained about this notch hiding feature. He also added about the company’s decision of hiding the notch in early stage of development.

“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. Look forward to sharing this new update with you all. Thank you for making us better!”

– Pete Lau, OnePlus CEO

Ahead of phone’s launch, its quite good that OnePlus is listening to its fans. Even if the hiding of notch will come with later update, the company is trying to increase its fan base.

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What are your views on this step by the company? Do you think that as a user, hiding notch is something that you will use? Comment below and let us know.

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Source: Android Police