The hottest trend in the smartphone industry since last year has surely been the notch. After it got popular with Apple iPhone X, we have seen a number of smartphones sport displays with a notch on the top. The narrow bordered smartphones have become increasingly popular and the notch at the top of the display is where the manufacturers house the front camera, earpiece and sensors. Here are 10 hot smartphones that come with the notch design:
One of the most popular devices to feature the notch design this year is OnePlus 6. It sports a 6.28-inch full-HD+ Full Optic AMOLED display with 19:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by the most powerful processor in the world — Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. OnePlus 6 is available in three storage variants — 6GB RAM/64GB inbuilt storage, 8GB RAM/128GB onboard storage and 8GB RAM/256GB of internal storage. On the camera front, it comes with a dual rear camera setup with a 16MP Sony IMX519 sensor and a 20MP Sony IM376K sensor. It has a 16MP Sony IMX371 sensor for selfies and video calls and houses a 3,300mAh battery. The 6GB RAM version of the phone is priced at Rs 34,999 and the 8GB RAM/128GB variant costs Rs 39,999.
LG G7+ ThinQ
Launched recently in India, LG G7+ ThinQ sports a notch on top of its 6.1-inch QHD+ FullView Super vivid display that supports an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. It can hold microSD cards of up to 2TB. For imaging duties, it sports a dual rear camera setup with 16MP sensors and also features an 8MP front facing snapper for selfies and video calls. It houses a 3,000mAh battery and is priced at Rs 39,990.
Huawei Nova 3
The latest smartphone from Huawei — Nova 3 — also sports a notch on its display. The smartphone comes with 6.3-inch screen of FHD+ display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and is powered by the company’s own octa-core Kirin 970 processor. Huawei Nova 3 comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage and runs Android 8.1 Oreo skinned with EMUI 8.2. Huawei Nova 3 is priced at Rs 34,999.
Finally, we have a smartphone from the budget segment in our list too. And it’s from Huwei’s sub-brand — Honor. Recently, Honor 9N was launched in two variants in India — 3GB RAM/32GB inbuilt storage and 4GB RAM/64GB of onboard storage. It is powered by an octa-core Kirin 659 processor and a notch is placed on top of the smartphone’s 5.84-inch full HD+ display. Honor 9N runs Android 8.0 Oreo with an EMUI layer on top and houses a 3,000mAh battery. While the 3GB RAM variant is priced at Rs 11,999, the 4GB RAM version costs Rs 13,999.
We have seen Vivo take inspiration from Apple more than once. And it wasn’t surprising to see them incorporate an iPhone like notch in their flagship Vivo V9 too. The smartphone features a 6.3-inch IPS LCD ‘FullView’ display with an aspect ratio of 19:9. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor, the smartphone comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. Priced at Rs 22,990, Vivo V9 sports a 24MP selfie camera and a dual rear camera setup with 16MP and 5MP sensors.
Oppo is another smartphone company whom we have seen taking from iPhone in the past. And after iPhone X, Oppo F7 also came with a notch placed on top of its 6.23-inch full-HD+ display. It is powered by a 64-bit octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 processor clubbed with either 4GB or 6GB RAM. While the 4GB RAM variant comes with 64GB internal storage and is priced at Rs 21,990, the 6GB RAM version is clubbed with 128GB inbuilt storage and costs Rs 26,990. Oppo F7 comes with a 25MP selfie camera with AI Beauty 2.0 and a 16MP primary camera.
Huawei P20 Pro
Huawei P20 Pro — which is the first smartphone in the world to sport a triple rear camera — also comes with a notch on its 6.1-inch full HD+ OLED display. Powered by an octa-core Kirin 970 processor clubbed with 6GB RAM, the smartphone comes with 128GB inbuilt storage. The smartphone is priced at Rs 64,999 and its main highlight is the triple rear camera setup with 20MP monochrome, 40MP RGB and 8MP telephoto sensors.
Asus Zenfone 5Z
Asus this year launched its Zenfone 5Z smartphone as a direct competitor to the OnePlus 6. The smartphone display has a 6.2-inch full HD+ IPS screen that supports a aspect ratio of 19:9 and comes with a notch on top. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, the smartphone comes in three storage variants — 6GB RAM/64GB storage, 6GB RAM/128GB storage and 8GB RAM/256GB storage. While the 6GB RAM/64GB storage version is priced at Rs 29,999, the 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant costs Rs 32,999 and the 8GB RAM/256GB storage option bears a price tag of Rs 36,999.
Another smartphone from Vivo on our list that comes with a notch on its display. Vivo X21 features an edge to edge 6.28-inch FHD+ super AMOLED touchscreen display that comes with a notch on the top and a fingerprint sensor beneath it. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, the smartphone comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage, Vivo X21 comes with a price tag of Rs 35,990.
Another smartphone by Huawei’s sub brand Honor that comes with the popular notch design is Honor Play. It sports a 6.29-inch screen of FHD+ display with a notch on its top and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Powered by an octa-core Kirin 970 processor, the smartphone comes with either 4GB or 6GB RAM and has 64GB internal storage onboard. While the 4GB RAM variant is priced at Rs 19,999, the 6GB RAM version costs Rs 23,999.