I don’t know why Olamide’s song popped into my head while writing this post, and here is the funny thing, I don’t even know how to sing the song, but one phrase I always see on social media is “Poverty die die die” and I can’t help but think about the same for the notch.
According to a new leak, OnePlus might join others who might ditch the notch this year. The leak shows the absence of the display notch on the OnePlus 7:
That is not all— it also looks like OnePlus might employ a sliding mechanism:
I am not sure how I feel about that, but this post is not about the slider trend, it’s about the notch trend, and boy oh boy am I glad to see its likely demise.
Now, OnePlus isn’t the only phone manufacturer rumored to ditch the notch, Samsung beat them to it with their Infinity O display on the S10 (Although, Samsung and Sony were the only who avoided this trend)
….And the unveiled A8s:
Others include Nokia, with the Nokia 8.1:
Huawei’s Nova 4:
Let’s not forget Apple. Yes, the ringleader of this notch-mess (Although Essential started the trend of the display notch, Apple popularized it) has also been rumored to ditch the notch in 2019, while another report claims 2020.
Whatever the case may be, it seems the notch could be one of the shortest smartphone trends we have seen, and that is a good thing! But what will replace it?
(*Looks at the images above*).
Well, If 2018 was the year of the display notch, then it appears that 2019 will be the year of the ‘hole-punch’ or the ‘punch hole,’ which puts the front-facing camera in a tiny hole that’s almost unnoticeable.
Do I like it?
Well, at this point, anything that accelerates the death of the notch is to be celebrated, so the hole-punch it is!
Over to you, which look do you prefer— the hole punch or the notch? Also, what do you think about the OnePlus 7 leak?