Tag Archive: notch


HTC U12+ launches sans notch, but with dual-cameras on the front and back

HTC’s latest flagship effort is called the U12+. The phone builds upon its predecessor, the U11 and adds lots of improvements including dual-cameras on the front and back.

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How to disable the notch on the OnePlus 6

There’s an easy way to get rid of that annoying cutout.

One of the more controversial design choices in the OnePlus 6 is a cutout at the top of the display, which bumps the overall screen size to 6.28 inches while retaining the same overall height as the 6.0-inch OnePlus 5T.

ASUS, OPPO, Vivo, and Huawei have already introduced devices this year that feature the notch, and it looks like this unwelcome trend is only set to  [Read More…]

The LG G7 ThinQ is here, notch and all

After weeks of leaks and rumors, the LG G7 ThinQ has finally been announced. We take a look at everything the device has to offer to help you decide whether it’s a good pick.

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Do you want a notch on your next smartphone?

Welcome to the future.

Ever since the Essential Phone was announced last May, there’s been a heated debate over the notch. Later introduced on phones like the iPhone X, Huawei P20 Pro, and upcoming LG G7, the notch has become a heated point of debate for smartphone users everywhere.

The notch does technically allow for more screen area at the top of a phone compared to having a full strip of bezel, but at the same time,  [Read More…]

The Meizu 15 lineup saves us from the ‘notch’

Meizu has unveiled the Meizu 15, 15 Lite, and 15 Plus. These devices range from budget to flagship and feature many new software features thanks to the introduction of Flyme 7 OS.

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LG G7 ThinQ to feature Google Assistant button, iPhone X-like notch

The upcoming LG G7 has been rumored to have an iPhone X-like notch. A new rumor confirms the notch as well as a dedicated Google Assistant button. LG is adding the “ThinQ” moniker as a nod to the growing AI trend.

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S review: A great alternative to the notch

The Mi Mix 2S runs the fastest chip available today and offers a new powerful new dual camera setup.

Xiaomi unveiled its first bezel-less phone back in 2016 with the Mi Mix, introducing a radical design that saw the front camera module moved to the bottom bar, with three sides of the display featuring ultra-thin bezels. The Chinese manufacturer refined that design with last year’s Mi Mix 2, sticking to a similar design aesthetic but decreasing the  [Read More…]

Essential Phone update adds Bluetooth 5.0, extra notch settings, and more

The update is rolling out to users now.

There’s a new update making its way to the Essential Phone, and like we’ve come to expect from Andy Rubin’s startup, there’s a lot that’s included.

This is a new version of Android 8.1 that Essential pushed to all users last month, and with it comes official support for Bluetooth 5.0 and the April 2018 security patch that Google just released for Pixel and Nexus devices about a week  [Read More…]

LG G7 CAD renders reveal bezel-less design and a notch

While other devices have been coming, LG has been relatively quiet. The company is expected to launch the LG G7 in the coming months, and a new leak shows us what’s to come.

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Does the notch add screen space or take it away?

The answer may depend on if you’re a glass-half-empty or half-full person.

After seeing a flood of notched Android phones at MWC, there’s been a lot of talk about the benefits and disadvantages of having a cutout in a phone’s display. The main idea is that by housing a phone’s various sensors and earpiece speaker into a notch at the top of the display, OEMs are able to further slim down bezels and fit a larger screen  [Read More…]