OnePlus co-founder deletes "Learn to love the notch" patronizing tweet
by Victor Hristov / Mar 30, 2018, 9:36 AM
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.
source: Tweet link (now deleted)
Why would you buy this when you know the 6t will be out a few months after..
posted on Mar 30, 2018, 9:41 AM 4
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.
posted on Mar 30, 2018, 9:50 AM 3
Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011
If Apple jumped off a bridge.
posted on Mar 30, 2018, 11:11 AM 6
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.
posted on Mar 30, 2018, 5:09 PM 2
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?
posted on Mar 30, 2018, 11:20 AM 3
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.
posted on Mar 30, 2018, 9:48 AM 19
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.
posted on Mar 30, 2018, 4:53 PM 1
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.
posted on Mar 30, 2018, 11:31 AM 4
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.
posted on Mar 30, 2018, 12:46 PM 10
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.
posted on Mar 30, 2018, 3:38 PM 1
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 reason...you'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!
posted on Mar 31, 2018, 10:56 AM 1
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