We can now add another name to the list of Android devices that are embracing the notch: the OnePlus 6.
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has confirmed that the OnePlus 6 will have a notch, similar to the iPhone X, Essential Phone, and Huawei P20. Pei explains that OnePlus is adding the notch to the OP6 to give more screen real estate to the user. "What you are essentially doing is moving the entire notification bar up, giving users more content on their screen," he said.
Pei went on to explain that OnePlus isn't simply slapping a notch on the OnePlus 6 and calling it a day. The company has tested 1,000 Android apps to figure out which need a compatibility mode to play nicely with the OnePlus 6's notch, and it will move its system clock to the left side of the screen to give more room to notification icons. OnePlus will also hide the notch when th user is playing video.
Finally, OnePlus said that the OP6's notch is smaller than the one found on the iPhone X, measuring in at 19.616mm x 7.687mm.
One other tidbit about the OnePlus 6 that was confirmed by Pei is that the phone will indeed have a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Some people will surely be upset that the OnePlus 6 has a notch, as it's regularly seen as companies simply copying Apple just to copy Apple. OnePlus seems to have genuinely put some thought into how and why it's going to use a notch on the OP6, though, and so if you've been looking forward to the OnePlus 6, you shouldn't let this notch news dampen your excitement.