First OnePlus 6 update brings option to hide the notch, slo-mo video support

First OnePlus 6 update brings option to hide the notch, slo-mo video support
OnePlus' first smartphone to feature a notch display design has just received its first important update. Although the OnePlus 6 is not yet available in all countries, those who managed to get their hands on one will now be able to update it with a couple of new features.

The most important new addition to the OnePlus 6' set of features is the option to hit the controversial notch. There's a new toggle buried in the phone's settings, which will allow OnePlus 6 users to show/hide the notch as they see fit.

Furthermore, the update adds support for slow-motion videos, which means OnePlus 6's camera will be able to shoot super slow motion videos at 720p@480fps and 1080p@240fps. In addition, the phone's camera now features support for quick capture in portrait mode.

The OnePlus Switch application will be added after the update, as well as the May security patch and support for more actions for recently deleted files in the Gallery.

OnePlus usually deploys these updates in waves, so a wider roll-out is likely to happen in the next couple of days, but the update is coming so make sure to check for its availability from time to time.

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  • Display 6.3" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009


2. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

It's funny. They make a notch and then give the option to hide it. No one is buying the S9 let alone Samsung devices in droves anymore (Chinese phones are really good now), and they're going straight for Apple now. Their notch has no significant tech under it, so there was really no reason to add it. Go figure. If you want to attract sales, copy Apple.

6. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

OnePlus never hid the fact they look at Apple for certain things. But to say there was no reason is just plain short-sighted. There is tech behind it, just not as much as Apples phone. That is why the notch is a lot smaller than Apples too. Besides Chinese brands copy Samsung phones all the time too. It's what most Chinese brands do, look at the best selling devices and copy it.

8. Cat97

Posts: 1936; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

The notch (even hidden) frees up 5mm of vertical display and makes it available for other things ! It's funny how a vocal minority of people just don't seem to get it...

5. hurrycanger

Posts: 1766; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

The first photo gave me an illusion that the phone got no chin. I even thought you guys used a fake photo, lol.

7. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

It's great that you can hide the notch, as a lot of people aren't interested in a design where you constantly have to look at a design compromise that dips into the display. In Oneplus' defense, their notch is a lot less smaller and more subtle than the one on the iPhone X.

9. agcostas

Posts: 6; Member since: May 21, 2018

For the one that will buy a Oneplus 6 phone use this link and get 20€ (or the equivalent in your currency) in free accessories.

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