MWC 2018 just ended and we must all agree that the number of notches we saw were way more than we anticipated. We might all hate the notch and some even hate it just because it was copied from the iPhone X and this is not something I endorse (the copying) but I am mentally prepared to see it popping up all obver.
Here are a few phones that have so far adopted the notch deisgn:
Asus Zenfone 5
LG G7 Neo (rumoured)
OnePlus 6 (rumoured)
Here’s what I think:
These OEMs know something that we don’t. A company like LG does not just go and blatantly copy the iPhone’s design. If you can remember, prior to the launch on Android Oreo, OEMs had started getting rid of the app drawer button in favour of a swipe up to access the app or just having all of them on the home screen. We saw this with Sony, LG, Samsung and even OnePlus.
Now, we are approaching Google I/O and Android P is expected. One of the rumours out there is that this new version of Android will support notched displays. Could all these OEMs be pre-empting the inevitable? Are notched display going to be the in thing for 2018? Trust me, if Google Pixel 3 goes that route, there’s no coming back.