Essential, Sharp, and Apple all have something in common. They were the first companies to adopt the notch, carving out an extra sliver of screen real estate and popularizing the design in current smartphones. Like it or not, the notch is here to stay. Companies like OnePlus already revealed it’ll offer a notch in its upcoming OnePlus 6.
The notch is a little like Marmite — you either love it or you hate it. I’ve used the iPhone X for a few months and can safely say I’m not the biggest fan of it. To my dismay, the Huawei P20 Pro also brings the notch, but you can turn it off.
The phone’s display settings menu includes options for the notch. Here you can actually turn it off, disabling the extra pixels above the regular display and rounding the corners to make it look like a regular phone screen.
Personally, I like the look of it both ways. Over the last few days, I’ve alternated between having the notch and disabling it (as we work on our full Huawei P20 Pro review). What is most apparent, however, is that there’s no reason not to have this feature. The notch is a polarizing and contentious topic amongst Android smartphone fans. A software feature like this could be the simplest solution to serve both parts of the market.
What’s your take on the notch? Would you disable it if your phone offered this feature? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and find out more about Huawei’s new phone at the links below:
- Exclusive: first camera samples from the Huawei P20 Pro
- Huawei P20 Pro hands-on: holding nothing back
- Huawei P20 Pro: Top 5 new features
- Huawei P20 Pro: world’s first triple camera explained
- Huawei P20 Pro camera vs the competition: setting a new standard?
- Huawei P20 Pro vs Apple iPhone X: Notches Galore
- Huawei P20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus: All the camera features you could want