OnePlus' decision to adopt an iPhone X-like notch on its upcoming OnePlus 6 rustled a lot of jimmies from the company's fanbase, which took it to the OnePlus forums to dissect the matter at hand.
Obviously, the company has kept an ear close to the ground as CEO Pete Lau recently chimed in, revealing that users will be able to hide and black out the display area around the notch for a more traditional display appearance:
This promise should alleviate some of the concerns expressed in the forum thread, with the resounding one being that OnePlus doesn't listen or care to its fans' opinions and forces the notch on them just to jump on the latest design fad. Having the option to black out the display horns would allow the notch-haters to use their device as they prefer, whereas users looking forward to maximizing screen real estate will also have an option going on for themselves.
The OnePlus 6 is likely coming soon given the steadily-increasing number of leaks and even official tidbits of info regarding the device. OnePlus discontinuing its latest OnePlus 5T further corroborates this expectation of ours. You can read more about the OnePlus 6 in our dedicated rumor review which is linked just below.