OnePlus co-founder deletes "Learn to love the notch" patronizing tweet

OnePlus co-founder deletes
OnePlus has officially revealed the first picture of its upcoming OnePlus 6 phone and lo and behold, it will have a notch quite similar to that of the iPhone X.

And while we have nothing against notches, it seems that OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei went a bit overboard with his attempts to justify a new-found love for the notch and has now deleted a somewhat patronizing tweet from two days ago:

Pei tweeted a provocative "learn to love the notch" and repeated the message verbatim in interviews, but it now seems that this kind of rhetoric has backfired as fans obviously did not like the company's new direction and Pei has now deleted the tweet.

Of course, this is not likely to change the fact that the OnePlus 6 is coming soon and it will still have a notch. This year, OnePlus expects to launch its new phone earlier than its traditional June release window. The handset is rumored to have the new Snapdragon 845 system chip on board, as well as a gesture-based navigation similar to that of the iPhone X, and yes, thankfully, it will also keep the headphone jack in tact.

To learn more about the upcoming OnePlus 6, check out all that we know about the phone here.

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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. Jacksie66 unregistered

Why would you buy this when you know the 6t will be out a few months after..

3. antroid

Posts: 387; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

How this comment connected to this article? Many manufacturers nowadays manufacture several flagships every year like Samsung (S series and Note series). The competition is fierce in this segment, you always need to be on top.

13. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 595; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Technically that’s not the same situation but either way

8. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

If Apple jumped off a bridge.

23. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

No one will learn to love the fugly notch, ever,- if it's not hidden all time under a thin, black (software) bezel. And only the icons(by user's choice) are seen. The notch could be there, but never should be seen. Having icons on the black bezel all the time is a nice little feature. If some OEM do it this way, the notch is OK.

9. KonSkl

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 03, 2016

Let me ask you then, why would you buy the 6T when you know the 7 will come out...?

10. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Why will you buy the 6t when the 7 will be launched a few months later, and so on... You buy a phone when you need a new phone, not when you can wait 6 months.

11. partylikeaninjastar

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 11, 2014

Why would you buy a Galaxy S when the Galaxy Note will be out a few months after? Why would you buy a G when the V will be out a few months after? Why buy any phone when a newer phone will be out a few months after?

15. cmdacos

Posts: 4110; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I buy the s then the Note then the s and so on. All covered.

2. antroid

Posts: 387; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

I prefer a slim bezels over any notch size. I don't get why you need to learn how to deal with it if it's not your preference from the beginning.

22. Tech-shake

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 14, 2016

(I know I hold an unpopular opinion here) I think if used correctly, the notch could actually be a good feature of a modern smartphone. Take the essential phone for example, without the notch you will have an unsightly bezel at the top and the clock and notifications will come down eating even more from the display real state. However with the notch that is solved. Plus most android’s notch designs fade completely into the black bars of the display when playing a video or playing a game, no one is focrcing the content to wrap around the notch like Apple’s iPhoneX does.

28. Sparkxster

Posts: 1213; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I agree if used in the right manner the notch can be great and useful.

4. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I think it’s two issues. Oneplus fans/users are some of the most entitled folks I’ve seen. The other is that Oneplus is cocky and self patronizing.

5. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

The sales will flop considering OnePlus fanbase are not typical an average consumer.

6. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

This man is in for a rude awakening methinks.

7. japkoslav

Posts: 1499; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Learn to use not the Twitter but your brain my oblivious friend. What were they thinking, are they really that clueless?

12. michaelny2001

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

lean to love the notch? Nah, i'll love the Note 8 instead.

19. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Well He isn't talking to you.

14. Good-Is-Better

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

He should be ashame. I will not buy any phone with a notch. Even if it means I will wait till 2020 to buy a new phone. I am keeping with old phones without the notch or may have to switch to a new manufacturer who decides not fall in the notch dumb wagon.

16. cmdacos

Posts: 4110; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

If a phone manufacturer gave a good reason for a unibrow, I may consider one as long as it doesn't affect full screen games and video.

17. talon95

Posts: 994; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Learn to design better. Learn to listen to your customers. Learn to lead and not follow. When a CEO tells me to learn to love his products, I'll make sure I increase his chances of learning what unemployment feels like. Super lame.

18. 36dbldz

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

i have a OP3 and looking to upgragethis year...I can care less about the notch...BUT they shoud add the nacho notch software thing in in display settings to make everyone happy

20. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

People are freaking out for no reason. I look at the way Huawei has implemented the notch. If you don't like the notch you can always block it. Boom! Problem solved.

21. Sparkxster

Posts: 1213; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I believe it's because most people haven't used a phone with a notch and are assuming they won't like it. Only way you'll know whether you like it or not is to try a phone with a notch.

24. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

so much for listening to their fans. It's just a marketing ploy. They only follow what iPhone does.

25. ebilcake

Posts: 1227; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Negative reaction to something nobody wanted, no surprise there. Idiot.

26. Nickfuryroad

Posts: 43; Member since: Oct 25, 2017

Last year was the removal of the headphone jack and now, it's the apparition of the freaking notch!!! Thank you apple for ruining the phone industry!

27. Kevro_86

Posts: 66; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

With an amoled display, the notch can easily be a non-issue if the software deals with it effectively. But when you take away the headphone jack, for no good're forcing people to have to deal with it with dongles, etc. Apple might make some good decisions, but they make bad ones too sometimes. It's a shame that manufacturers are so obsessed with them that they blindly copy ALL of their moves... Good and bad!

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