1092 Just yesterday an image was leaked in which supposedly appeared the OnePlus 6 with wooden housing . Today, we…
Just yesterday an image was leaked in which supposedly appeared the OnePlus 6 with wooden housing . Today, we have access to a new image, although with the certainty that it is a official photo of OnePlus 6 . With this also comes to light the reason why the company will implement a notch on the screen of your new smartphone, in addition to other technical details of interest.
The first real photograph of the OnePlus 6 has been disseminated through the portal The Verge . However, the reason is worth explaining since there is a story behind that caused this intentional leak. And we say intentional because it was the manufacturer who provided the graphic material to the page. The reason is none other than an article with harsh criticism towards the notch or notch of the screen that is beginning to spread throughout the Android smartphone market.
In a movement with clear strategic dyes, the CEO of OnePlus contacted the editorial team to try to explain the reasons that will lead the brand to include a notch on OnePlus 6 screen . Because yes, it will be inevitable that the new OnePlus model includes the notch popularized last year by Apple with its iPhone X, as it portrays the attached image.
However, Carl Pei wanted to explain the reasons that led to the company that leads to make that decision. Maybe a forced position, an attempt to stop the widespread rejection that has caused this modification after the wave of smartphones presented with this approach. A reasoning to avoid that the multitude fall into the error of thinking that the fact of adopting a screen with notch that it is an attempt by copy the design of the iPhone X .
One of the first points addressed by the top executive of OnePlus is to explain that the introduction of the notch does not mean invading the interface of the system, nor subtracting surface from the screen. Carl Pei alleges that it is a technical solution to extend the screen’s extension since the section of the notification bar is extended. A solution that has been implemented in turn to maintain essential elements in the front of the equipment, such as the front camera, the speaker and the sensors.
And, according to OnePlus, is the way to combine the best of a screen without frames with the possibility of maintaining essential elements on the front of every smartphone.
It was one of the rumors surrounding the development of the Samsung Galaxy S9. Why manufacturers do not reduce in the same way the lower bevel , at the level that Apple does on its iPhone X?
Carl Pei takes us out of doubt. It is a technical and economic issue. First, that space is necessary to accommodate the connector and cable that connects the display and the computer’s motherboard. It appears immediately after the lower limit of the panel, so it is necessary to leave a certain margin of space in the area for the connector and the cable itself, without jeopardizing its integrity.
And why then the iPhone X itself lacks that lower frame on its screen, in the design of the case itself? The CEO of OnePlus indicates that Apple has overcome this difficulty thanks to the flexible OLED screen . And is that the bottom of the iPhone X display is curved down to attach to the plate. However, the consequences of this technical virguería translate into a thicker smartphone and a higher production cost .
Will OnePlus take the design structure of the iPhone X as a reference for making the OnePlus 6? Lines design of the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T , very similar to the Apple iPhone, do not leave the Asian firm in a comfortable position. How would people react if they interpreted the OnePlus 6 design Is it a slight modification of what has been done so far by the people of Cupertino?
Carl Pei explains that the notch of the OnePlus 6 screen It is not due to aesthetic issues, but techniques to expand the dimensions of the screen. In a way it indicates that Apple’s trajectory has accelerated the process and has popularized this solution due to its repercussion in the market. However, the CEO explains that sooner or later they would have adopted this solution since they have access to the projects of the panel manufacturers, which offered them this solution and OnePlus did not hesitate to accept.
The same applies to the implementation of tactile gestures to interact with this type of screens. Pei accepts that the fact that Apple applied them earlier on their iPhone X has made it easier to bring this type of solution to their next smartphone.
The explanations of Carl Pei around the screen with notch of the OnePlus 6 also leaves us some technical details about it. In the first place, the manager has indicated that the notch will measure 19,616 x 7,687 millimeters . A more compact measure than that offered by the iPhone X, but more extensive than the one seen in the Essential Phone , model with the smallest notch seen to date.
The reason is none other than the company’s own needs. The OnePlus 6 will not require a notch like the iPhone X since it will not be necessary to integrate more sensors than necessary. In the Apple model, some additional ones are included to give functionality to your 3D facial recognition system, Face ID . On the other hand, they did not want to reduce the notch anymore since it would have meant the suppression of sensors and compromise the audio quality of the speaker and the camera itself.
So, the result will be the one that shows the first official photo of OnePlus 6. A screen with notch, but with a ratio of 90% , one of the most optimal of the market at the moment.