Energy Notch shows a battery indicator around the notch of the OnePlus 6T

Energy Notch shows a battery indicator around the notch of the OnePlus 6T

Smartphone manufacturers have been pushing boundaries in the attempt to minimize bezels and increase the screen area as much as possible. In this crusade against bezels, companies have opted for wide or mini U or V-shaped bezels, or even hole-punch cutouts while also purging the notification LED. Notches aren’t preferred by everyone but if you wish to utilize the notch area constructively, Energy Notch is an application that lets you add a colorful and animated battery indicator around the notch of your phone. Energy Notch is created by the developer of Energy Ring which serves similar purpose for hole-punch cutouts and is now available for the OnePlus 6T.


OnePlus 6T XDA Forums

Energy Notch simply works by displaying a colored area in an overlay. The creator of the app, XDA Recognized Developer jagan2, notes in the Forum thread that the app has a negligible impact on the CPU and does not consume much battery on the OnePlus 6T. This is done by ensuring the app only wakes when the battery percentage is updated.

Energy Notch thread on XDA Forums

Besides adding single or multiple colors to the notch, you can also use a gradient and these configure these colors to change with the battery percentage. You can also add an animation that is displayed when the phone is charging and configure the flow of the animation between left-to-right or right-to-left. You can also modify the width of the notch as per your preference.

Energy Notch resembles Notch Pie and Battery Notch Indicator that serve the similar purpose of sprucing the notch area. However, unlike theses apps, Energy Notch is exclusive to the OnePlus 6T at the moment and will not work on any other device. This hopefully indicates that the app is well optimized for the OnPlus 6T and you can just install it and roll without having to adjust the width and the shape of the notch – something that is usually required for other apps.

Energy Notch - camera notch as
Developer: IJP
Price: Free

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Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

I am a Senior Editor at XDA. I have been reviewing gadgets for over five years and gained experience by working for prominent tech publications in India before joining XDA. I enjoy fiddling with all smart objects and my love for software customization dates back to the Symbian S60 days. I like to devote my spare time idealizing the romantic union of technology and philosophy or spacing out on Pink Floyd. You may email me at [email protected]

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