Smartphone notches are now being teased like a big new feature

Tech 13-3-2018 The Verge 33

Regardless of how you feel about the notch, just about every phone manufacturer has decided they’re cool — apparently even to the point of highlighting the design flair in advertisements. Oppo has started teasing its forthcoming F7 smartphone that’s headed for India, and all of its teasers make a point of drawing attention to its cutout along the top edge.

This shouldn’t be too surprising. At Mobile World Congress last month, iPhone X clones that mimicked Apple’s design where everywhere. Companies made a point of talking about them during press conferences, using it as a way to make their phones look modern and advanced.

Oppo has taken things to the logical next step by actively teasing the inclusion of a notch on its new phone. Rather...

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