The phone with the most original notch is launching ahead of the new iPhones and Pixel 3 XL

The phone with the most original notch is launching ahead of the new iPhones and Pixel 3 XL
It’s easy to deride the notch, but unless you like handling your super-expensive phone with kid gloves, it’s a lot harder to find a practical way of killing the bezels we’ve all been complaining about for ages.

Of course, there’s more than one way to cut out a smartphone screen and retain enough space for a selfie shooter and various necessary sensors. The iPhone X needs a wide notch to work its Face ID magic, while companies like Sharp and Essential can make do with the smallest of cutouts.

Then there’s Google, which will reportedly adopt a huge Pixel 3 XL notch for no apparent reason, and at the other end of the spectrum, a very ingenious “Waterdrop Screen” design from Oppo.

This is a company that’s made its way among the world’s top five smartphone vendors through strong sales in China and India and fairly unorthodox marketing. Its next big phone is set to be launched in countries like Vietnam and the Philippines on August 15, followed by India on the 21st, but we already know everything about it straight from the horse’s mouth.


That unique design was revealed a little while ago, and the specs and features have been confirmed this week. Branded Oppo F9 in Vietnam and the Philippines, and F9 Pro in India, this absolute looker will offer an impressive 90.8 percent screen-to-body ratio, thanks to that minuscule, water drop-inspired notch.

Proprietary VOOC Flash Charge support is set to be a key selling point, letting you squeeze a full two hours of talk time out of a large 3,500 mAh battery after just five minutes of charging. The 6.3-inch display will sport fairly standard 2280 x 1080 (aka FHD+) resolution, and three gradient color options (Sunrise Red, Twilight Blue and Starry Purple) shall contribute to the F9’s eye-catching looks.


Officially priced at the rough equivalent of $320 and up in Vietnam, the Oppo F9 has a few other things going for it too, including a respectable Helio P60 processor, dual 16 + 2MP rear-facing cameras, a phenomenal-sounding 25MP selfie shooter, and a solid combination of 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage space.

While the odds of this ever being released in the US or Western Europe are slim, to say the least, the OnePlus 6T could look extremely similar. If that’s the case, are you willing to embrace the notch now?

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18 Comments

1. miketer

Posts: 541; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Nope.

2. ahmadkun

Posts: 666; Member since: May 02, 2016

Don't google see that ?

3. El6153

Posts: 11; Member since: May 03, 2018

This phone look ugly its not a point to get a full screen body with ugly look Samsung is the best looking devices right now

4. notfair

Posts: 767; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Lol at the little hater.

6. ahmadkun

Posts: 666; Member since: May 02, 2016

No i think he is right .. those people should just leave the screen alone withot cutting it, if they really want to achieve the perfect bezel less phone they should have thought about the chin also .. all those chins i have seen this one is the most acceptable one, samsung will save this industry from this stupid trend .

8. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Then why their flagships were flopping?

14. Cyberchum

Posts: 1111; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

There flagship ain't doing so well because there are way more competition now, compared to before. The cheaper options now come with negligible performance differences. And Android, as an OS, has really matured.

12. R3DgRu

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

No, Samsungs have one of the ugliest backs ever seen on a phone.

5. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Love how tiny that notch is. Don't like the bottom bezel. But if having that bottom bezel means it also has a headphone jack then it's awesome.

7. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I'm sure that's bottom bezel is for proximity and light sensor, since both sensors won't fit in that notch. (Or maybe because Chinese screen maker still cant make smaller bottom bezels, but lets wait for MiMix3 for that case)

9. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

That seems like a terrible location to put those sensors? that being said, you maybe right. I actually could tolerate this notch, but I'm not sure how that works missing the other sensors. Could they not just put that chin bezel on top? That seems to make more sense. (to me, anyway)

10. CEDEOTB

Posts: 464; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

This is basically the OnePlus 6T. All OnePlus has to do is reuse the same back from the 6. I'm sure they'll save the under screen fingerprint scanner for the OnePlus 7.

11. baldilocks

Posts: 1545; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

People are really complaining about a tiny chin? Not even two years ago it wouldn't even have been an issue. How quickly people forget.

13. Cyberchum

Posts: 1111; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

"killing the bezels we’ve all been complaining about for ages." Sorry, but you and who have been complaining about the bezel for years? People complain about huge bezels, not minimal ones.

15. AronWunarso

Posts: 245; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

When Oppo does this, everyone be like : Ew new notches, pointless, useless, JUST REMOVE THE PUCCING NOTCH. When OnePlus does this, everyone be like : Wow, much innovation, so respect, this is how notch should be done. So, what we learn here is no matter if make innovation or something new, if you're not top/famous brand, you're out.

16. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

You must be a real NOOB, Oppo and OnePlus belong to the same company!

17. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"if you're not top/famous brand, you're out." Actually Oppo is more famous than OnePlus, Oppo is 5th biggest smartphone company on this planet,

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