OnePlus 6 could have a notch, glass back and a new way to multitask

OnePlus 6 could have a notch, glass back and a new way to multitask
The new OnePlus 6 will likely have a notch, a glass display and a new way to multitask.

How do we know?

While we have not seen the OnePlus 6 itself, we know that all OnePlus phones from the very first one are basically carbon copies of phones by Oppo. This is not unexpected: Oppo and OnePlus share offices in the same building and are both part of the same corporation, the BBK Electronics company, based in China (Vivo is also part of BBK).

So when we saw the new Oppo R15 phone leak out in detail, we knew that the next OnePlus phone that we expect will be called the OnePlus 6, will most likely have identical design and features.

So far, we know the following: the Oppo R15 / OnePlus 6 will feature a new design with a 6.28-inch OLED screen with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a notch similar to that on the iPhone X. It will also have a glass back, a change from the all-metal design of earlier phones.

What's new is that it will also have a brand new way to multi task. The little ears on both sides of the notch will have a secondary function as multitasking shortcuts. In the demo below, we see how you can summon these shortcuts with just a swipe. This idea is very similar to what LG used to do with dedicated secondary screens on its V10 and V20. And just recently, we have seen Android P officially concede to the notch and bring official support for devices with a display cutout. So yes, we are hopeful that the next OnePlus 6 phone will also run on the new Android P version.

How do you like such a transformation for the OnePlus series?

source: MySmartPrice

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1. antroid

Posts: 392; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

First why bring the notch to every phone. Thank God Samsung didn't copy this "feature" to their S9. Second why create a massive phone with 6.3 inch screen?!? also the aspect ratio is a bit odd too it's almost like a mini tablet and not a phablet any more

3. DolmioMan

Posts: 335; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

I don’t understand how you think the notch it’s self is a feature. It’s a compromise of stretching the display all the way to the top of the phone. Some people prefer that over having an extra tall phone because of bezels on each end, hence why the S8 is taller than the iPhone X

5. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Since he placed feature between "" means he doesn't consider it one. And it's a very big compromise. Not only aesthetically but also functionally.

9. yalokiy

Posts: 1057; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

You're not alone man. I also think notch is better than having a taller device. Also, the notch takes unused space in status bar, so it doesn't bother. When watching videos or photos in landscape mode it doesn't take useful space, as there are black bars on both sides of 19:9 screen.

15. ShadowUnleashed

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 08, 2018

Only if you don't wanna use the full screen. I love watching movies on my S8+ using the entire screen, and I'm quite thankful for not having anything entering the display to distract me.

16. yalokiy

Posts: 1057; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

I've got an s8, so I know what you speak about, but it's a compromise because you lose parts of video from top and bottom. On side note, I prefer watching movies on my tablet (9.7"screen) or laptop (13.3" screen).

17. ShadowUnleashed

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 08, 2018

I know, but we can also stretch the video so nothing will be cropped, only stretched. Most of the times it doesn't bothers me. And I'd rather lose a bit on the vertical side than to have something nudging on the screen.

12. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Because if Apple does that it's good idea

2. dubaiboy78

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 19, 2014


4. biagnosis

Posts: 106; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

RIP OP6. Not saying RIP OP because OP7 might not have a notch, or whatever. Who knows.

8. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Yup OP7 will also not have notch as Apple is removing it from their succesor of iPhone X. (Just guessing)

6. shield

Posts: 852; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

LG V10 first new Mutitasking in second screen OPPO aka Oneplus copy.

7. Foxgabanna

Posts: 611; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Apple always knows what we want.

10. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1271; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Why NOT use the bottom bezel and totally avoid the notch ??? smh...

11. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Hmmm...let’s hope they copied notch from Essential instead of Apple.

13. kalimaca

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 01, 2017

Here's a secret function of the notch, you know which side is the ear piece when you pick up the phone in a dark place.

14. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

Go the HELL with s**tTY notches chinese manufs !!! Jesus christ Apple did disgusting mistake and u even copying THAT That is really SAD, LOW and PATHETIC !!!

18. path45th

Posts: 407; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

boring trimmed bezels = OUT notches = IN

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