While last year turned out to be the year of 18:9 displays, 2018 may very well be the year of the notch. Plenty of smartphones released at the MWC debuted with the screen notch, a feature popularised by Apple’s iPhone X. Having a notch is the only way manufacturers can get away with making all display phone without any bezels. However, there’s been a lot of controversy over “the notch” in past few days particularly with the launch of Huawei P20 and P20 Pro. More recently, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei was lambasted on the social media after he was quoted saying, that consumers would just have to “learn to love the notch”.
With an intention to sort out this controversy, LG is reaching out to consumers and seeking their feedback regarding the controversial notch. LG’s support team went to the Reddit forum and posted the question in r/Android: “What are your thoughts on ‘the Notch’?
In the post, the company asks for feedback regarding the notch trend and states that it wants to share this information with its R&D team.
“We would love to gather some more feedback to share with our R&D team — and this is where you come in,” LG writes. “So… what do you think? Love the Notch? Or is it Notch your thing?”
The thread’s top comments, however, almost exclusively oppose the inclusion of a notch in the smartphone display. LG Support made sure to go through all these comments and thank the users for their valuable feedback.
Regardless, this doesn’t necessarily mean that LG will ditch the screen notch just yet. The LG G7 was spotted with a notch at the Mobile World Congress 2018 as per leaked images. Moreover, LG’s upcoming flagship “Judy” should already be well past development stage as the company is rumoured to launch it in May alongside LG G7 Plus.
On the other hand, perhaps LG is still not that far into the development process of the phone to change the design. So there’s a small chance that LG might push back the release of its device and instead go with the conventional design. It’s also entirely possible that LG may introduce the software to hide the notch to satisfy both the notch fans and detractors alike.