OnePlus 6T image in promo video is edited to remove the "chin"

Magazines do it all the time when they take pictures of celebrities; they air brush or Photoshop out any blemishes to make the subject look more attractive. Well, apparently this is something that is also done with smartphones. The video at the top of this article is from OnePlus and was produced to promote the OnePlus 6T. It has been appearing on YouTube and Instagram.

As pointed out by Android Police, at the 43 second mark, the video shows a guy on his couch playing Fortnite on his OnePlus 6T. But it sure appears that OnePlus has done some serious editing to the phone. The bottom chin has been removed, and the teardrop notch no longer has so much black around the camera and on either side of it.

What does this prove? Well, it shows us that manufacturers like OnePlus believe that consumers want edge-to-edge displays (and many do). And it also reveals that smartphone buyers still need to be wary of what they see on commercials and promotional videos. Before you buy a phone, you just might want to see it in person.

Check out the video, found at the top of this article. Then compare the money shot from the video with a real picture showing you what the OnePlus 6T really looks like. You'll find those images in the slideshow below.

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  • Display 6.4 inches
    2340 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Dual camera)
    16 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3700 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    OxygenOS UI



23. ebilcake

Posts: 1234; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Yep, in the fight for the bezel-less device, lying to consumers has become acceptable now. They've been doing that since the notch was introduced about screen sizes anyway but nobody seems to care.

20. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

The image editing is so bad that the UI of the game are cropped from the rounded corners...

19. dimas

Posts: 3461; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

"Before you buy a phone, you just might want to see it in person." In a world of sham advertising, this is always the best practice every phone buyer should do. No demo unit, no money.

18. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

If you look at the entire clip/ad, most of the times the chin isn't edited at all. Even at the end showing the full product. Seems to me they photoshopped the Fortnite screen incorrectly (since the top is a bit bigger as it truly is). Looks more like unprofessional editing than false advertising.

25. tedkord

Posts: 17517; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

intentional or not, it's deceptive. They should pull the ad or fix it.

16. nodes

Posts: 1165; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

even Samsung used a dedicated camera to showcase it's phone's camera.

15. Ichimoku

Posts: 194; Member since: Nov 18, 2018

Never Settle a settlement.

14. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

These companies just love to get sued. This is embarrassing and pitiful at the same time.

11. Joosty

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Embarrassing lol

9. someguy2261

Posts: 262; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

Isn't this garbage tmobiles ad?

5. lyndon420

Posts: 6931; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

False advertising. Plain and simple.

4. monoke

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Don't u just love false advertisements. Just about every oem does it. Some more than others.

2. Reybanz88

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Apple does it... where are the videos showing them acting like the notch is gone... Aren't they being sued for this?

6. monoke

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Yep. Remember the magically non-existent camera ring in the iPhone 6 promo pics.

7. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 975; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

*Everyone does it

13. rouyal

Posts: 1603; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Using a black dominant wallpaper is not the same as editing video to completely and obviously alter the design of the phone

17. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Not just "using a black dominant wallpaper", they also remove their front camera lens and earpiece grill.

1. baldilocks

Posts: 1554; Member since: Dec 14, 2008


3. rouyal

Posts: 1603; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

With a single word, you summed up the Android fanboyism on this site.

10. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Its pretty much on par with every other OEM. Apple is just as bad when they hide camera rings and add reflections to their giant bezels as well as use black screens with 1/3 of a planet to hide the notch. With one terribly formatted sentence, you've summed up your fanboyism.

12. rouyal

Posts: 1603; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I don't usually entertain "whataboutism", but there is a difference between using camera angles, lighting tricks or certain wallpaper to make something make the phone look more flattering (which is normal for every manufacturer nowadays), than completely photoshopping (or whatever is used for video editing) the phone to the laughable and embarrassing lengths that they did.

26. GalaxyLeads_iCrapFollows

Posts: 216; Member since: Nov 29, 2017

That's why you shouldn't trust anything from apple or the stupid chinese. Buy from a reputable company like Samsung

21. baldilocks

Posts: 1554; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Do you even see what phones I have? And you sum up the uneducated, immature commenters on this site. You see they have this little feature here where you can keep track of what cell phones you have or have used. Right now I am using iPhones. I have no loyalty or bias to either. Your reply wasn’t even a good effort kid.

24. tedkord

Posts: 17517; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And you followed up by summing up the iFan hypocrisy.

8. cmdacos

Posts: 4410; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

It's a sh*tty practice no matter who does it. It's deceptive marketing.

22. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1354; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

This falls under false advertisement and whatever repercussions that could entail.

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